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eXtending Network Security – Ping Podcast – Episode 48

Episode 48: eXtending Network Security The network perimeter barely exists in 2021, and that means extending network security beyond the traditional edge. Aaron Chen and Shane Davis with Sophos join us to discuss the networking needs of businesses in 2021, including remote access security and visibility, performance in the face of increasing security demands, and […]

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OS Fingerprinting

Operating System or OS Fingerprinting refers to a process in which bad actors gather intelligence about a target by "fingerprinting" or identifying their operating system. This is a form of cyber reconnaissance that involves analyzing data packets which originate from a network. By detecting which operating system a network (or network security platform) uses, hackers have an easier time tailoring attacks to specific known vulnerabilities.

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