Types of Attacks
Information security personnel need to be aware of common types of malicious attacks on information systems. This video will describe the difference between passive and active attacks. The two passive attacks described are release message contents and traffic analysis. The four active attacks are masquerade, replay, modifications, and denial of service. Pay attention to the characteristics of passive and active attacks. You should learn the method of attack and the mechanism to mitigate each of the two passive and the four active attacks.