What can go wrong in computer networks?

Nowadays, computer networks form part of critical infrastructure all around us.

They are expected to operate flawlessly, providing the speed and availability we expect. However, as with all electronic equipment, many things in the network infrastructure can go wrong. In addition, networks and networked devices can be a target of cyber attacks.

Your task

Think about what can go wrong in computer networks (resulting from an attack or otherwise) so that the availability or quality of service would be compromised. For each of the issues you identify, try to come up with some possible solution to mitigate its negative effects. Share your ideas in the discussion.

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This article is from the free online course:

Basics of Network Security

Coventry University