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Computer network defense

Computer network defense

(also CND, cyberspace defense)

Computer network defense definition

Processes and measures to protect computer systems from spying, disruption, and destruction. Computer network defense tools monitor the system, analyze patterns, detect infiltrators, and respond to attacks.

Computer network defense solutions

  • Using a firewall for an extra layer of security
  • Monitoring network access, such as when staff use cloud services
  • Educating staff on cybersecurity and social engineering attacks
  • Documenting security practices so they can be consulted or reviewed promptly
  • Securing end-point devices such as mobile phones used for work

Further reading

Ultimate digital security