Network Security And The Internet

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As time goes by, network security has become substantially more important, whether it be for a business, the military, or even a private computer. With the introduction of the internet, security became a major concern and it’s only though a brief look recap on the history of security that we are allowed a better understanding of the emergence of the new technology that is released for the private and public sector. As mentioned earlier, the creation of the Internet allowed for a plethora of new threats. Despite the constant threats of malware and other annoyances, the architecture of the internet, when modified can reduce the possible attacks that can be sent across the network. Knowing the attack methods, allows for the appropriate security to emerge. Many businesses secure themselves from the internet by means of firewalls and encryption mechanisms. The businesses create an “intranet” to remain connected to the internet but secured from possible threats. Several key events contributed to the birth and evolution of computer and network security. Back during the first World War, the Allied army was having trouble deciphering secret German messages, while their own became heavily compromised. However, Polish cryptographers created an enigma machine in 1918 that converted plain messages to encrypted text. In 1930, Alan Turing, a mathematician, broke the code for the Enigma. Securing communications was essential in World War II. In the 1960s, the term “hacker” is coined by a
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