W5 Assignment - Security Concerns and Mitigation Strategies.docx

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1Most corporate networks have reasonable security policies and measures to safeguardinternet use and protect their network from attack, however, most often, we overlook theneed to also keep our home network safe. For example, in many cases the router in ahome network could have the default credentials. That means that home network couldbe easily hacked, credentials from bank accounts could be cracked, monitoring thelocation with GPS tracking, statistics could be gathered through activities on thesmartphone, and many more that could harm someone’s private network.Below are some of the devices in a home network, threats associated, and mitigationstrategies:DevicesThreats associatedMitigation StrategiesSmartphone-Data leakage-Unsecured Wi-Fi-Network Spoofing-Update passwords-Enable VPNRouter-Ping of death attacks-Distributed Denial of
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Term
Fall
Professor
Kegan Samuel
Tags
Virtual private network, Wi Fi

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