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Chapter 17. Building Your Own Network > Managing Network Security

Managing Network Security

Simply put, you must take conscious steps to secure your network from hackers.

Chapter 24 discusses this topic in detail, but at the very least you must ensure that every point of contact between your computers and the Internet is secured by a firewall of some sort. The reason for this concern is that every computer exposed to the Internet will be subject to probing by unscrupulous people. These probes are automated, common and thorough, and they will find you and test you.


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