Security network infrastructure has been liked to protecting the entry points of a country from external attacks.

Unlike computer security where administrators are concerned mainly with protecting a single machine, network security involves securing the entire system of individual computers as well as: printers, network attached storage and other share resources and devices.

Here is a compilation of the latest news, insights, surveys and tips on how to handle network security:

NEWS

Once thought safe, WPA Wi-Fi encryption is cracked When it was launched in 2003, Wi-Fi Protected Access offered dynamic key allocation and other features not available in Wired Equivalent Privacy. But researchers have found a way to break Temporal Key Integrity Protocol in 15 minutes.

How safe is Advanced Encryption Standard?

McAfee bolsters network access security

TIPS

One analyst and two networking vendors offer advice for companies thinking of deploying wireless 802.11n. What are the limitations of power over Ethernet, and how can you keep communications secure?

These six simple steps takes only a few minutes, but they can save you weeks of damage control

Defeating the artful [digital] dodger

OPINIONS

Next time you build a network, remember to think like a bad guy

A case of wiretapping gone awry

SURVEYS and STUDIES

Four in 10 companies don’t enforce security: survey

Back in 2000, 56 per cent of CIOs polled said they have increased their investment in network security measures.

In 2008, executives are concerned about keeping a lid on spiralling network costs

Employees aren’t getting the message on security: Cisco



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