Advantages Of Network Security

Advantages Of Network Security
Network security, at its core, is meant to keep information safe. Whether it’s your personal information, a company’s data, or something else. You don’t want anything to find its way into the hands of anyone who shouldn’t have it. A secure network helps IT employees prevent unauthorized people from accessing or misusing files. As the world becomes more connected, and we see more of “the internet of things,” cyber attacks become more frequent. Information can be used as currency by thieves and hackers. Some malicious intruders might modify or destroy files. No one wants to fall victim, and there are…

Common Types of Network Attacks

Common Types of Network Attacks
Without prior security measures and controls put in place, your data/network might be subjected to a serious attack. Some attacks monitor information while some alter information with intent to either corrupt or destroy the date or network. Your data and network can easily be attacked if you do not have a security plan in place. Here are top common types of network attacks. Browser attacks Browser based attacks possess 36% and are the most popular network attack seen in the data. They disguise as a software application and try to trick internet users into downloading malware. Popular operating systems and…

Acceptable Use Policy

When people think of network security, the first things that come to mind are hardware and software. What devices are people using? Are logins password protected? Is confidential data safe? Do we have a firewall in place? Are anti-virus systems installed? Now, while all of these are certainly important, one of the biggest network security risks are your employees and guests. An essential element for true network security is the creation of an Acceptable Use Policy. This policy document should be provided to all employees, and potentially any guests with network access, to identify exactly what is, or is not,…

Do You Need a Network Security Assessment?

Do You Need a Network Security Assessment
Security incidents are definitely on the increase. It may not be something that’s directly affected your organization. However, ignoring the potential risk is analogous to sticking your head in the sand. Ideally, at least annually, you should conduct a complete security audit to identify any risk areas and either knowingly accept the risk, or take appropriate steps to rectify the situation. Obviously, hiring an IT security specialist to locate vulnerabilities is best. However, if you cannot or won’t make that investment, here are some areas you can look at yourself. External Interactions – Identify exactly how your systems interact with…

Simple Network Security Measures

It seems almost weekly that we read about the latest network security breach, capturing customer credit card details, email addresses, social media logins, or even political party emails. You would think that, by now, such organizations would have learned their lesson and implemented policies to protect the data. The truth is that, in most cases, good advice has been paid for and given, but not implemented. Sometimes it is simply complacency; the belief that this cannot possibly happen so close to home. After all, there has not been any breach previously. Additionally, in today’s world, reliable network security can be…