Cybercriminals are constantly evolving, and new malware is regularly being introduced into the world. With how quickly these threats are changing, it can be challenging to maintain a high level of network security. After all, how do you protect yourself against a new type of attack that you’ve never even heard of? The key is to have a thorough understanding of your network’s vulnerabilities and enlist professional IT services in Orlando, FL, to test and reinforce your network security constantly. Keep reading to learn more about how we determine your network’s vulnerability, as well as the most common types of weak points that we see in business networks.
How We Assess Your Vulnerability
To determine how vulnerable your network is, we need to look at many different factors. The first step is to gain a clear understanding of how your business operates, including which departments are communicating with each other the most, how you handle stored customer information, and other unique aspects of your business that might impact vulnerabilities in your network.
We’ll also look at the specific apps, software programs, and data that you use daily to find any areas that would be sensitive to an attack. This also helps us understand what information would be at risk in a cyberattack to identify security threats better. We’ll examine any open data sources you use as well (cloud-based storage, smartphones, tablets, etc.), which can act as a portal for hackers to breach your system.
We’ll carefully examine your servers, whether virtual or physical, to gain a thorough understanding of how they’re protected and how secure they are. Servers are a prime target for hackers, so understanding your servers’ vulnerabilities is central to understanding the overall vulnerability of your network. Finally, we’ll take stock of your current network protection (firewalls, antivirus software, encryption software, data backups, etc.) and perform a vulnerability test to highlight existing weak points in your security.
Common Types of Network Vulnerabilities
The vulnerabilities in your network will be unique to your business. However, we see specific vulnerabilities more often than others in our assessments of business networks. Some of these security weaknesses are related to hardware and physical protections that surround them (or the lack thereof). This might include unprotected devices and poorly secured Wi-Fi networks. Software vulnerabilities can include using old and outdated programs, using unverified software downloaded from the internet, or simply falling prey to a phishing scam or other form of online scamming.
How We Help
Understanding your network vulnerability doesn’t help you much if we don’t take steps to reinforce those weak points and provide you with a more secure business network. When we perform our vulnerability test, we’re finding gaps in your security so that we can develop a plan of action to help you plug those gaps. We’ll sit down with you to develop a network security strategy to deal with all of the vulnerabilities in your network. Actionable items might include the use of new, more secure software, changes to how data is handled, increased frequency of data backup, employee education on cybersecurity best practices, and more.
Contact us today to learn more about how our business IT solutions in Orlando can help make your business’s network more secure, so you can ensure that your customers’ information is safe and your business is protected from cyberattacks.