How secure is your company’s network? As we approach the final quarter of 2018 and look ahead to 2019, there are many new threats that constantly emerge. These problems all present hazards to your company’s network security.
Viruses are one of the most common network security threats across all types of technology. Once inside your network, viruses, and worms, will infect your entire system. All of your data will become vulnerable, especially to ransomware that will hold your data hostage. Eventually, these types of malware can make your network completely inaccessible, so it is important to ensure you are protected from these threats.
Whenever you download a file, do you know what you are getting? Only trust downloads from verified sources. While download attacks can lurk in suspicious emails, that’s no longer the only way download attacks can affect you. Your internal network can also be attacked through code hidden in apps, websites, and executable files that might otherwise look harmless.
Phishing is another network security threat. In this case, your access credentials are at risk. Hackers can then take control of your security measures without anyone noticing until it’s too late. The main way to prevent phishing attacks is to encourage constant vigilance. A spam filter is a useful way to prevent phishing.
Exploits, or exploit kits, are malicious ways to corrupt landing pages. It changes the web address from an innocent, legitimate site to one that has been compromised. Using the latest antivirus software is a good way to protect your company from this type of attack.
APT can be harder to defend against. That’s because it is one of the newer threats around. APT stands for Advanced Persistent Threats, which infiltrate a network and collect sensitive information. However, your IT department or MSP can combat these programs by looking for signs of their presence: unusually high levels of data access or network access requests. Whitelisting trusted sources and applications is the easiest way to keep APT problems from affecting your business network.
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