Network security is an issue that is increasingly important as businesses and even households shift more workflow processes and key tasks to the network and into the cloud. While some users may find it a challenge to protect even a single digital device, keeping an entire network secure can be a tall order for even the most tech-savvy users.
From being able to identify an underlying vulnerability to knowing when to call in the professionals, the following tips can go a long way towards ensuring networks, systems and essential data are able to be kept safe and secure.
Identifying and Assess Vulnerabilities
Lacking a basic awareness of a network setup means that any number of threats may manage to escape notice. A complete assessment of a network setup, endpoint vulnerabilities, as well as any security issues that may originate from within a linked system or device, can provide a wealth of useful information.
Being unable to successfully direct security efforts often means that security issues are allowed to go unresolved. Network owners would be wise to ensure that they are able to base their decisions on the most accurate and up-to-date information available.
While no linked network can ever be made 100 percent secure, prioritizing both potential threats, as well as the security responses and solutions needed to mitigate them, can go a long way towards ensuring a network is able to remain safe from attack.
Addressing the most pressing security vulnerabilities should always be done before less imminent threats or risks are dealt with. Network owners who have only finite resources to work with stand to benefit a great deal by prioritizing potential threats in order to ensure that the most serious security concerns are given the attention they need.
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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The State of Security authored by Tripwire Guest Authors. Read the original post at: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/cyber-security/cybersecurity-protecting-all-the-endpoints/