Encryption is a data security practice that converts normal, readable information into an unintelligible cypher. Once network traffic is encrypted, it can only be accessed by authorized users with a key, or by advanced encryption practices that can decode cyphertext. This process allows organizations to safely move confidential and sensitive information around without exposing it to bad actors.
Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) is a 100-Mb/sec fiber optic local area network standard standard developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for transmitting data over local area networks (LAN).
Network detection and response (NDR) platforms use technology that continuously monitors and detects anomalies and malicious activity on corporate networks using machine learning (ML) and data analytics. NDR platforms enables enterprises to monitor all network traffic, allowing them to react and respond to all threats.
Packet analysis is a primary traceback technique in network forensics, which, providing that the packet details captured are sufficiently detailed, can play back even the entire network traffic for a particular point in time.
A protocol analyzer is an essential tool for network operations. Protocol analyzers act as a vital intermediary between devices within a network, allowing administrators to gain valuable insights into the active communication between these devices.
By encrypting “stolen” files and demanding a ransom payment for the decryption key, bad actors force organizations to pay a ransom because it is sometimes the easiest and most cost-effective way to regain access to the files.