NetSec Intro

This section will cover some principles of securing your network. I couldn’t possibly cover every aspect of network security here, because this is an incredibly in-depth subject all on its own. There are people in the infosec field that cover just the networking aspect of it because there’s so much depth. I’ll give you enough to work with to help you plug some of the big security concerns.

This is going to be your first layer of defense against any attackers, and if your network is compromised, the devices on it should be considered compromised as well. When you start going through these sections, this will make more sense.

Some of the content in this section ties into other sections of the site, like the hardware and software considerations and the hardening manuals. For example, I cover encrypted DNS here and then more in-depth about how to set it up for the different operating systems. There's also a section here talking about router selection and why this is a critical area, which is also tied together with the hardware and software considerations.

I’ll cover the more important topics that a home user should know about, to include intrusion prevention systems (IPS), virtual private networks (VPN), encrypted DNS, firewalls, routers, and browsers.