Ethical Hacking and Network Security to Prevent Network Cyber Attacks

Abstract:

Over the past thirty years, “Network Cyber Attacks” has been an increasing problem in

the cyber world affecting organizations and individuals – everyone in one way or the

other has been exploited. Ethical hacking and network security can be used to prevent

network cyber-attacks in organizations irrespective of their size. Research has proven

that cyber-attacks comes as a result of network attacks that are done unauthorized

without the system administrators or users of the system being aware of, since the

intruders and attackers hide their actions or their presence. The main aim of this research

study is to determine how network cyber-attacks can be identified and be prevented to

avoid unauthorized access in to the system, access into the private information or data

and the stealing of information hence using it illegally, just to name a few. Adding on

the existing cyber security attempts, it may ask; Are there any measures that can be put

in place to curb the problems coming as a result of network attacks? In this context,

Network Cyber-attacks is defined as the accessing of the network services, protocols and

network devices unauthorized by individuals or a group of people with an intention to a

computer system or any electronic communicative device that has data or information,

to harm or to protect it.

Based on the literature review done on network-attacks awareness, a survey was done

and distributed to information technology professionals and illiterate personals when it

comes to technology. Respondents were given the same questionnaires irrespective of

the level of their understanding in IT. The analysis shows a large number of non-IT

technical people who are unaware of network cyber-attacks as compared to technical

people. The results indicate that network cyber-attacks are a huge problem to people

since most of them are not aware of it and how to prevent it if they get attacked or

compromised. On this background, it is recommended that individuals and organizations

be educated and be made aware of ethical hacking and network security measures and

how to use them to implement secure network connections. They can be used to

implement secure communications within the organization and communications made

outside the organization through the internet or when the system is just idle, they can

also be used to identify the systems vulnerabilities.

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APA

Peddiah, A (2024). Ethical Hacking and Network Security to Prevent Network Cyber Attacks. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/ethical-hacking-and-network-security-to-prevent-network-cyber-attacks

MLA 8th

Peddiah, Armando "Ethical Hacking and Network Security to Prevent Network Cyber Attacks" Afribary. Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/ethical-hacking-and-network-security-to-prevent-network-cyber-attacks. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

MLA7

Peddiah, Armando . "Ethical Hacking and Network Security to Prevent Network Cyber Attacks". Afribary, Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024. Web. 30 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/ethical-hacking-and-network-security-to-prevent-network-cyber-attacks >.

Chicago

Peddiah, Armando . "Ethical Hacking and Network Security to Prevent Network Cyber Attacks" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 30, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/ethical-hacking-and-network-security-to-prevent-network-cyber-attacks