In this chapter
Understanding user accounts and passwords
Working with resource permissions
Using groups to control resource access
Protecting against computer viruses
Understanding worms and Trojan horses
Becoming familiar with the types of outside network attacks
Working with firewalls
In this chapter, we take a look at network security. The issues related to securing a network have changed dramatically over the last decade, particularly due to the fact that most LANs are now connected (in some way) to the Internet.
Network security was once a very company-centric pursuit. It revolved around securing resources and information on an isolated network. Security concerns had to do mainly with the assigned ...