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End-to-End Network Security: Defense-in-Depth by Omar Santos

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Chapter 3. Identifying and Classifying Security Threats

This chapter covers the following topics:

Network Visibility

Telemetry and Anomaly Detection

Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS)

Worms and denial of service (DoS) attacks are used maliciously to consume the resources of your hosts and network that would otherwise be used to serve legitimate users. In some cases, misconfigured hosts and servers can send traffic that consumes network resources unnecessarily. Having the necessary tools and mechanisms to identify and classify security threats and anomalies in the network is crucial. This chapter presents several best practices and methodologies you can use to successfully and quickly identify and classify such ...

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