Money – and a lot of it – is the primary motivation for cybercrime. The annual cost of cybercrime is expected to exceed six trillion dollars worldwide by 2021, rising rapidly from over $600 billion annually just a couple of years ago.
As cybercriminals look for a lack of expertise in network security, businesses must be prepared to proactively prevent attacks, ensure security and quickly respond with the best recovery solutions if attacked.
Network security not only includes the obvious anti-virus, malware, spyware, and spam software solutions, but it also includes many other defensive measures and recovery methods. The team at DEVsource implements next-generation firewalls and web content filtering that builds hedges of protection around your network. We can encrypt and archive emails to make stolen data useless. In addition, we’ll ensure the security of mobile devices and thorough device management, especially devices within “bring your own device” (BYOD) environments.
To allow for the strongest network security, continuous auditing, from the basics of anti-virus, malware and spyware software to more serious issues of patch management, is critical. Neglecting patch management and proper server configuration can result in overlooking weaknesses. Education and regular audits of password policies through our network security assessments help ensure network security is not circumvented by unauthorized access through human negligence. Weak password policies and poorly trained employees can render the best network security software and hardware solutions useless.
Auditing all security threats, even the less obvious ones, will yield security benefits you might otherwise have overlooked. For instance, take hardware devices attached to a network still running Windows XP or Windows XP Embedded, both unsupported since 2016. Potential network security breaches from missing patches to outdated operating systems pose tremendous risks. Many industries have compliance regulations that should prevent such occurrences, but the key to maintaining compliance is thorough, continuous auditing.
Unfortunately, many enterprises don’t worry about network security until they’ve experienced a costly data breach. Beyond the monetary losses, negative PR and the loss of public trust can raise the costs even higher. Network security audits can find threats posed by network segregation built without perimeter firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IPS), intrusion detection systems (IDS) or even complete anti-virus software. Perimeter security does not simply block inbound threats, but it must prevent information from leaving unauthorized as well.
Our network security assessments can provide a comprehensive strategy for companies in Nashville, TN. Networking security consulting and auditing services can help keep your digital assets secure and away from the hands of cybercriminals. Contact us today to learn more! As network security threats evolve, it’s of utmost importance to ensure your security is up to par.
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