FIT5108 – DoS Reading Unit Part 8

The final post on attack reviews will delve into physical denial of service attacks via network intrusion. Physical attacks can be carried out by attackers gaining access to location where physical systems are stored but this attack method extends beyond the scope of this reading unit. Physical attacks via a networks generally involve maliciously modifying vulnerable firmware in an attempt to create further vulnerabilities/render hardware temporarily unavailable/ permanently disable (brick).. Read More

FIT5037 – Advanced Network Security Week 8

Taking a more abstract view on computer security, week 8’s topic was computer security for large networks. This first part of the lecture discussed risk analysis. Some key steps in conducting risk analysis: Value of assets being protected – if attacks break into our network what is the worst case scenario? This value is constantly rising in today’s business environment. This step will also establish a budget range for system.. Read More