Attackers are getting more sophisticated and it’s becoming harder to distinguish an attack from a legitimate request
The number of cyber attacks is constantly growing year by year. The main reason behind the increasing in cyber attacks is that today’s attackers are getting more sophisticated, meaning they are becoming harder to know when an attack happens. If we compare cyber attackers to burglars, a burglar might be a little bit clumsy and clumsy, because he or she is new to the profession. An attacker may be more experienced, so he or she might attack from a different angle that makes it difficult to know whether a particular request is an attack or not.
Attackers are getting more sophisticated and it’s becoming harder to distinguish an attack from a legitimate request:
On the basis of the article “Attackers are getting more sophisticated and it’s becoming harder to distinguish an attack from a legitimate request” by Niels Hagoort on computerworlduk.com, I will discuss the following aspects:
How do attackers today make it difficult to distinguish an attack from legitimate traffic?
What are the tools used by attackers today? why the tools are there? and how does it create problems for a Network Security Engineer?
What can network security engineers do against those attacks? and how can they secure their networks from those attacks?
There are several ways attackers can obfuscate their traffic in order to bypass security controls and detection mechanisms
Attackers have several ways to obfuscate their traffic in order to dodge detection mechanisms and bypass security controls. Some of the ways include: – Filtering attacker traffic through security devices (IPS, Firewall, IDS) – Spoofing attacks through the network – Using encrypted communication channels – Automating attacks
Attackers have several ways to obfuscate their traffic in order to dodge detection mechanisms and bypass security controls. Some of the ways include:
1. Filtering attacker traffic through security devices (IPS, Firewall, IDS)
Security devices are used to filter traffic on a network, or any other resource that is connected to a network. Attackers can filter their traffic through security devices by using the protocol that would bypass those devices. For example, attackers can spoof their traffic through UDP packets or encrypt their traffic with TLS.
2. Spoofing attacks through the network
It’s important for organizations to have visibility into all network traffic in order to detect malicious activity
Organizations can use an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) to have visibility into all network traffic for malicious activity. An IPS is a network security device that monitors network traffic and prevents malicious activity from entering, leaving, or transiting the network. Organizations can also utilize an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) which is much more effective. IDS monitors and identifies suspicious traffic, not the actual data itself. IDS will detect and identify the malicious activity even before any intrusion detection system notices the activity. Many organizations choose to invest in an IDS because historically it is much more cost effective.
Why Invest in an Intrusion Prevention System?
The technology world has evolved over the years, and there are many new advancements that have been made. Network security seems to always be changing and improving to keep up with the increasing statistics of hacking. The Internet has become a tool for everyday use, which means that users need protection from malicious intrusions. Many users so not recognize the little nuances that occur during online activity that could potentially compromise their security. Network security has become an important factor to preventing attacks on your network and the data stored within it. With technology expanding, it’s important to have systems in place to protect you and your data.
By using the right security tools, organizations can protect themselves from these attacks and prevent data loss or theft
Organizations can use the right security tools to prevent these attacks and prevent data loss or theft. The main weapon in the arsenal of security tools is firewall and it’s very important to have them if you are going to protect your organization from these attacks. The purpose of this article is to show how do attackers today make it difficult to distinguish an attack from legitimate traffic and how can you protect yourself from them.
I’m going to start with the overview of how attackers are making use of the legitimate IP address to send attacks. Then I will explain how you can secure your network with firewall and other security tools. After that I will also talk about how you can use security tools to prevent attacks.