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What Makes a Security Plan?

      Hello, and welcome back to my blog. This week, I would like to quickly discuss the levels that go into making a security plan. These types of plans are an important tool for IT departments and Cybersecurity Administrators to design a plan that will help protect or slow down an attack on the network.     Of course, security plans can vary from company to company; however, their purpose remains the same, with threats looming every day. With IT managers adjusting in response to the ever-changing threats, the created security plan must be designed to stop or slow down any attempt to breach network defenses. Below we will look at the principal components of a security plan and what they entail.    Separate Networks              As the name suggests, having more than one network can protect company assists from hackers and the like. The reason being is that having every computer on one network would lead to issues if that subsequent work were to fail, which would stop operati

The Differences between Hubs, Bridges, and Switches, and which one I would recommend using in your home or office

         There are many challenges that a network engineer will face when creating a network for a business. Even a homeowner may wish to design their network layout in the hopes that it will connect every room in their home. But what happens when you have multiple devices on a network and more than one device in a room? This can pose a problem if the tools available are not entirely understood by the one that is designing or implementing the network. This week, I will go into what a hub, a bridge, and a switch and their differences to help those looking for the differences and assist them in making the best choice for their home and business. What is a Hub?   Hubs provide a dedicated physical connection for each device that is connected to it. This can help reduce the possibility of one computer were to fail; it would not affect the other computers connected lose connectivity. The downside of a hub is that it shares bandwidth with other attached devices, limiting it to half-dupl