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Types of Security with OSI Model

I am writing a paper that describes the types of security associated with each level of the Open Systems Interconnect model.

I would like suggestions for each level. Anything submitted will be used as a guide for writing my paper, all words will be changed to my own and OTA will be given credit for assistance.

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A paper: 1050 to 1750 words...
Suggestions for each level...
What type of security is associated with each level of the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) model?

The only type of security associated with OSI is via the upper Application and Presentation levels. For starters, according to HowStuffWorks (n.d.), "Virtually all networks in use today are based in some fashion on the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) standard. OSI was developed in 1984 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), a global federation of national standards organizations representing approximately 130 countries." Note: that OSI develops STANDARDS

Reference: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/osi.htm
ISO: http://www.iso.org/iso/standards_development.htm

There isn't much security associated with each level of the OSI model, rather, ISO "developed protocol as a comprehensive methodology for assessing and integrating network security across the enterprise." The lower layers support the physical, data link, network, and transport services, including private integrated services networking; and the upper layers support the application protocols and services.

In general, research shows that there are only three security layers: "infrastructure, services and applications; and three security planes: management, control and end-user, which represent the types of activities that take place on a network." Rather than the OSI model, it is up to individuals, or Network Administrators to secure their systems. In fact, according to ...

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This solution explains the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) model and discusses the characteristics of the application, presentation, session, transport, network layer, data link, physical layer . References used are included.

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