Security is the 2nd highest priority of every company (right behind profit). The topic is just too broad to do it justice here. Still, security is a significant concern if you work in the tech industry.
This page describes the primary security methods in use today both in the Government and Commercial sectors. All technologies are changing at a blinding pace, but the primary standards and so complex that they take quite a while for ratification. This gives the IT professionals a bit of time to learn – before it is all turned on its head again by the next set of standards.
Security was always a critical area of data communications, but it has ballooned into a vast market since 9/11 and taken on a new urgency. A proliferation of standards, more robust encryption algorithms, hardened firewalls, never-ending Microsoft patches, and a plethora of corporate-sponsored security IT certifications have emerged in the data arena.
And in the physical world, keeping intruders out has become a paramount concern. Personal recognition systems have been perfected – such as fingerprint detection and retina scanning.
Helpful Resources on Network Security
- “Symantec Connect” – SecurityFocus. Accessed February 15, 2021. Link.
- “General Design Considerations for Secure Networks” by Sean Convery – Cisco Press. Accessed February 15, 2021. Link.