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Is It Safe? Protecting Your Computer, Your Business, and Yourself Online by Michael Miller

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Chapter 24. Defending Your Company Network from Attack

In Chapter 23, “Defending Your Home Network from Attack,” we discussed how to protect a typical home computer network from an Internet-based attack. The good news, if you’re responsible for a larger company network, is that everything discussed in that chapter applies to your network—that is, you use many of the same methods to defend a large network as you do a smaller one.

Of course, you need to augment these basic security measures with enterprise-specific defenses, assuming that the attacks your business will face will be larger and more devastating than the typically smaller-scale attacks facing home computer users. In addition, you have more at stake when you’re defending a large corporate ...

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