What type of security is associated with each layer of the OSI Model?
Yes, as you may know, the OSI model consists of 7 layers (Physical, Data Link, Network, Transport, Session, Presentation, and Application). The type of security associated with each layer is defined better by asking what potential attacks exist at each layer; below is a list of some of the attacks:
Application attacks - Distributed DoS (DDoS) and spoofing
Presentation attacks - DDoS and spoofing
Session attacks - DDoS and spoofing
Transport attacks - DoS and hijacking
Network attacks - Spoofing of IP & poisoning of ARP
Data Link attacks - Overload of MAC table and port
Physical attacks - Sniffing and severing of backbone
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