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Network Protocols for Security Professionals

By : Yoram Orzach, Deepanshu Khanna
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Book Image

Network Protocols for Security Professionals

5 (1)
By: Yoram Orzach, Deepanshu Khanna

Overview of this book

With the increased demand for computer systems and the ever-evolving internet, network security now plays an even bigger role in securing IT infrastructures against attacks. Equipped with the knowledge of how to find vulnerabilities and infiltrate organizations through their networks, you’ll be able to think like a hacker and safeguard your organization’s network and networking devices. Network Protocols for Security Professionals will show you how. This comprehensive guide gradually increases in complexity, taking you from the basics to advanced concepts. Starting with the structure of data network protocols, devices, and breaches, you’ll become familiar with attacking tools and scripts that take advantage of these breaches. Once you’ve covered the basics, you’ll learn about attacks that target networks and network devices. Your learning journey will get more exciting as you perform eavesdropping, learn data analysis, and use behavior analysis for network forensics. As you progress, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of network protocols and how to use methods and tools you learned in the previous parts to attack and protect these protocols. By the end of this network security book, you’ll be well versed in network protocol security and security countermeasures to protect network protocols.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Part 1: Protecting the Network – Technologies, Protocols, Vulnerabilities, and Tools
Part 2: Network, Network Devices, and Traffic Analysis-Based Attacks
Part 3: Network Protocols – How to Attack and How to Protect


In this chapter, we talked about risks to networking devices, including attacks on the management, control, and data planes—attacks on the management plane that intend to break into devices or prevent us from managing them, attacks on the control plane that target the protocols that a device works with, and attacks on the data plane that forward the information. We also talked about attacks on device resources and how to discover and protect against them.

Now that you have completed this chapter, you will be able to protect your communications devices against various attacks targeting the management, control, and forwarding planes, and set notifications for such attacks when they happen.

In the next chapter, we will talk about eavesdropping, packet analysis, and behavior analysis, and then go on to how to defend against attacks on the network protocols, getting deeper into identifying and protecting our network.