to man. It has changed the way we live our lives, giving us the opportunity to
conquer new grounds and set goals that defy geographical locations. The
internet has given collaboration a new face by enabling people in different
continents to work together on any given project. Everyday more devices,
people, and networks are connected to the internet, making it a global village. A village where everything is found- the good, the bad and the ugly.
number of people with internet access comes increase in the number of treats on
the internet. As you read this, networks are being taken down through denial of
service attacks. Cyber criminals launch attacks from outside of your network
and bring your operations to a halt. While some maybe paid by your direct
competitors to sabotage your services and give them advantage over you, others
do it for ransom.
attacks, you can protect your network by simply configuring your router to deny
entry to packets trying to enter your network from outside. The logic behind
the setup works like this: your router will only allow traffics that originated
from within your network to get back into your network through your WAN
interface. It will drop packets that were not sourced from within your network.
If you are the type that access your router from outside of your network, this
setup will deny you access, except you create a rule to allow your IP.
your Mikrotik router to deny external attack on your network, do the follow
on the plus sign
set to input
connecting to your ISP as the in interface
tab and choose drop.