What is network security? Definition, methods, jobs & salaries

Network security is the practice of preventing and protecting against unauthorized intrusion into corporate networks. As a philosophy, it complements endpoint security, which focuses on individual devices; network security instead focuses on how those devices interact, and on the connective tissue between them.The venerable SANS Institute takes the definition of network security a bit farther:Network security is the process of taking physical and software preventative measures to protect the underlying networking infrastructure from unauthorized access, misuse, malfunction, modification, destruction, or improper disclosure, thereby creating a secure platform for computers, users, and programs to perform their permitted critical functions within a…

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Dispatch from the Super Internet

There’s a version of the internet that’s superior to the internet you’re probably using.Call it the Super Internet.The Super Internet is faster, more powerful, more secure and more private, and it offers modular features on popular websites that most people don’t have access to.I believe millions of people, thousands of businesses and hundreds of enterprises would profit massively from having access to the Super Internet.But they don’t have access, because they don’t know it exists.That’s why I’m writing this column — to tell you that the Super Internet does exist, and also how to gain access.The Super Internet exists right…

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Best Android antivirus? The top 12 tools

The following are the 12 best antivirus tools for Android, according to AV-TEST’s May 2018 evaluations of 20 Android security apps. (The AV-TEST Institute is a Germany-based independent service provider of IT security and antivirus research.) Each Android antivirus software app listed below received perfect protection and usability scores of 6.0. The apps are in alphabetical order.
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What’s in the latest Firefox update? Faster page loads, ‘warmer’ tabs

Mozilla on Tuesday delivered Firefox 61 for Windows, macOS and Linux, claiming that the browser’s page-painting speed has been improved and that switching tabs is faster than before.The developer’s engineers also patched 18 vulnerabilities in Firefox, a third of them marked “Critical,” the highest threat ranking in a four-step system.[ Further reading: 14 must-have Firefox add-ons ]
Firefox 61, which can be downloaded from here, updates in the background, so most users need only relaunch the browser to get the latest version. To manually update, pull up the menu under the three horizontal bars at the upper right, then click the…

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Microsoft takes first whack at browser ad blocking with Edge on Android, iOS

Microsoft in the past week updated its Edge browsers for Android and iOS, adding a built-in web advertisement blocker – a first for the Redmond, Wash. company.The browser, Windows 10’s default but since October available on the two mobile operating systems, was refreshed June 19 and 21 for Android and iOS, respectively, with technology based on eye/o GmbH’s Adblock Plus, one of the world’s most widely-used ad blockers.[ Related: How to replace Edge as the default browser in Windows 10 — and why you should ]
Eye/o spokesman Ben Williams confirmed that a partnership deal between the two companies had been…

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17 obscure Steam tips and tricks that can power up your PC gaming

Let’s cut to the chase: For many people, PC gaming is synonymous with Steam. Valve’s ubiquitous gaming client is both storefront and service, delivering a one-stop shop for buying games, managing those games, and even building out a friends list to chat with while you play.And then there are those irresistible Steam Summer Sales.But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Steam’s rife with hidden features that can help you get more out of your PC gaming experience—tricks that few people ever touch. Here are some of the most useful, starting with obscure (yet helpful) library management tools on this…

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Why mobile satellite is flying high

I don’t know about you, but 10 years ago I thought mobile satellite internet access would be much cheaper by now.And faster. And easier. And better. (Much better.)It didn’t happen. Connecting from a mobile device via satellite carriers is expensive, slow, hard and limited.Which is surprising. Especially because satellite data is flying high in other realms.[ Further reading: How AR and VR will change enterprise mobility ]
Homes, for example. ViaSat is offering unlimited-data, 100 Mbit/sec. downloads to homes for $150 per month. (That comes with some downsides: That price is for the first three months — it’s $200 per month…

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