Ever since the inception of what we know now as the World Wide Web, people have always been amazed by the amount of information that is on there. If there is anything that you need to know then there is a very good chance that you will find it on the web. As a matter of fact, the web is so good at its job that some people think that there might be too much information on there. Some people think that there are rights that are starting to be violated because of the amount of personal information that is on the web. They think that it is too easy to track people by just using a simple search engine. While the web does have its down side, too much information is not one of them. What was once archaic information is now available for all to be able to ingest. That is a good thing in my book.
But if you own a web site or if it is your job to protect someone’s network, then you probably already know that all of this information will lead to a war of some type. And that war will be with black hat hackers trying to attack your system. You are always in a war with black hat hackers to be on top of all of the latest techniques so they are not able to violate your system. It is very rare for a piece of information to stay quiet long, so if you know it then there is a good chance that someone with not so good intentions knows it as well. That is why you must make sure that you are able to stay on top of the security developments that are out there.
What if you are not a security expert?
A majority of the people who run web sites are not what you would consider security experts (me included). Even more are not really technical. They either know the basics or they paid someone to set up the web site for them. So if you are one of these types of people how are you going to be able to keep your web site safe? If does not matter if the information is out there if you do not know how to decipher it.
The solution is to either learn it yourself or pay someone who does know how to do it. You can just sit back and hope someone does not come by and tries to hack you. But that just will not be the case. There is an ever growing amount of black hat hackers out there just looking for easy targets to be able to take down. Some are looking to be able to prove themselves while others are out there looking for easy targets so that they will be able to make some money. So if you feel that you cannot do it yourself then you need to make sure that you find someone who is able to. That way you can feel safe that you and the people who are visiting your web site are trouble free.
But if you do consider yourself a technical person and you understand the technology behind the web then maybe you can defend yourself. All you need to do is find the right resources available on the web. And thanks to the magic of the internet the right resources will not be hard to find. You can find anything that you think that you will need to be able to fight the battle.
The first thing that you are going to want to look at is tutorials. You do not want to get too deep at first when you are trying to defend your system. You just need to make sure that you know a little bit more than the basics. There are plenty of security tutorials out there that will help you with this. Most of them will show you how to recreate the attack and then they will tell you how to stop it. Being able to recreate the attack is a great way to know how your enemy thinks and you might be able to think of an easier or more effective way to stop the attack.
Once you deal with the basics then you are going to go on to more complicated material. At this point you should be ready for it. Just make sure you stay in the right field. There are different parts of computer security such as reverse engineering, mobile security and network security. Since you are dealing with the web you are going to want to concentrate on network security for right now. You can start to look at the others later because they can help you as well. Go as deep as you feel comfortable and you will be on the right path on being able to stop any attackers who get into your system.