If you are looking for a network security white paper, you have to look no further than the internet itself. A white paper is simply a case study about a certain product or service.
White papers are generally created in order to illustrate how well a certain product or service works in real world environment. A network security white paper is put together by a company as a form of advertising. They want to showcase how well their product really works.
If you go to a search engine and do a search for this search term, you should have no trouble finding many white papers from many companies.
You will probably even find one, or more, sites that have a library of white papers on this topic. From there, it’s really just a matter of finding the one that you find the most reasonable or compelling.
Other than that, here are some real world things you can start doing right now to ensure your network is as secure as possible:
1. First of all, make sure that you install anti-virus and anti-spyware and mal ware software on all computers in the network. Make sure you only get the licensed copies since anything else may be filled with viruses and spyware.
Keep all the software up to date, I know sometimes that can be a headache, and add any patches as needed.
2. Have every user of the network create their own password and user name for the network. Password protected networks are much more secure than those not protected by a password.
Having everyone create their own makes the whole network more secure. If one person gets hacked and their password is stolen you only have to update one, instead of all of them.
3. Make sure the firewall that came with your computer is set up and working.
4. Since it is possible for someone outside of your home to steal your signal, and perhaps some sensitive information, make sure that your network is a secured network.
Also, try to keep your wireless routers towards the inside of your home. This can help eliminate any of the signal escaping your home to be picked up by others.
This is not a “one and done” kind of situation. It is a good idea to have multiple layers of protection. In other words, use several of these suggestions. The more safety measures you have in place, the less of the chance of your system being compromised.
You don’t need a big elaborate white paper to learn the various techniques for securing your network… though a white paper sure can’t hurt.
Ultimately keeping your home (or office, for that matter) network safe is mostly about common sense. Use the safety software and protocols discussed here and you will have a big head start.
Finding a good network security white paper to help you decide between various products might be able to help. At the end of the day, however, it’s about security and not just spending your time doing a lot of research.