Risk Access Spots (RAS) Common to Communication Networks
This chapter discusses risk access spots and vulnerability areas common to communication networks. The risk access spots highlighted are primarily based on empirical studies conducted by Williams (2004) among ISPs and network users in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. The details of the findings could be referenced from Williams (2004). Transmission media, Service Access Points, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), IP addresses, Ports, Port numbers, MAC address, Computer or Device Server, Cyphertext and Human vulnerabilities due to poor skill set and know-how were among risk access spots identified in the study. The author explains why these elements should be strongly considered as RAS on communication networks. The author believes these areas should be top on the list when carrying out security risk assessment on Online Business systems.
KeywordsPort Number Buffer Overflow Border Gateway Protocol Physical Address Network Interface Card
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