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Chapter 7. Securing Network Media and De... > Securing Wired Networks and Devices

Securing Wired Networks and Devices

Implementing a security plan for your wired network is critical. In Chapter 5, “Network Design Elements and Network Threats,” we talked about the design elements of your network and the possible threats to those design elements and to the computers and servers on the network. In Chapter 6, “Network Perimeter Security,” we talked about some of the security tools such as firewalls that could be used to protect the network. But what connects it all together?—Usually the wired network. Now let’s get into the nitty-gritty of the wired network. Not only are the devices wired to the network targets for attack, but the wires could be targets as well. Some attacks could come from inside the network, whereas other attacks could be external. Let’s start with some of the common vulnerabilities to network devices.


  

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