Network Security Threats
Daily we have lots of data being stored and distributed across the world through the Network. What is the main requirement of data? It must be safely sent to the destination or must be stored successfully without any change in the data and without any unauthorized access of the data. Our lives may fall into situations ranging from inconvenience to life-threatening when they are affected by computer viruses, Network outages, data compromised by hackers and some other issues. There are more chances of exploitation now-a-days as the number of digital applications, mobile users, and data networks are increasing.
For the person who is hacking has many set of methods and tools to hack. Let us discuss some of the main methods adapted by the hackers.
To destroy the system’s and network’s resources, viruses such as Trojan horses and worms, Denial of service attacks are performed by the hacker. For the systems that are poorly secured and configured, these types of threats eat up all the essential resources of the system.
Hence, it is needed to protect data, computers, programs, and Networks from unauthorized access, destruction or change of data and unintended access. We need to provide more attention in protecting personal information, sensitive data, business data, safeguard national security along with the growing possibilities of attacks. Hence, it is necessary to have the knowledge of Hacking and tools, protocols which helps network security professionals to be aware of attacks and saving the system from them by applying strongest security practices. It is all about finding the vulnerabilities of the network or a system and fixing those issues.
Let us check some of the main security threats on the network
From the various attacks on the Networks, the threats are majorly divided by the security professionals into two significant types which are Resource attacks and Logic attacks.
These attacks takes place on the system where there are vulnerabilities and many bugs in the software programs which are easy to get compromised. And this attack is done with the intention of crashing the system. To downgrade the performance of the system, there are some criminal hackers who gain the illegal access of the system. The results of this attack includes slow down of the system, errors in accessing the files that are stored in the system, etc. Files will be destroyed. This will cause difficulty for the authorized user also to access the essential data.
This is the second main network security attack which is the resource attack. The main function of this system is to overwhelm system resources such as resources of CPU, RAM which are every important aspects of the system.
And these attacks are further divided into many types of threats. There are new methods of hacking being developed. They may cause information, money, and privacy loss, which cause lots of damage to the organization. It is therefore important to keep our network secure.