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Network Security Strategy – Essential Company Information

by Maggie

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Since there are a lot of changes or updated industry compliance, network management is a necessary measure that any business should implement. This will provide more security of information and company files making it less vulnerable to potential hackers who can illicitly enter compromise, exploit and steal your business’ property. Without maintaining industry compliance businesses are more likely to lose because clients will no longer trust their capabilities and sometimes may end up in a lawsuit.


The network security that a company should have goes far beyond a firewall or antivirus software. Since all aspects of its electronic information must be updated, recorded and managed, it is important to take the crucial security steps to cope with possible intruders that will compromise your system.


There are four essential security scanning methods that a business should include in their network security strategy;


1. Vulnerability Management- This involves, scanning to identify the attributes whether it is a missing configuration as well as outdated software, application and compliance. All the aspects will be compared in the vulnerabilities database in which any identified targets will be put to a penetration test.


2. System Examination- Certified professionals can also examine the perimeters and interior of the system to detect weak points in which an intruder can possibly enter.


3. Penetration Testing- This involves ethical hacking techniques are done by trained professionals who are well-versed in simulated attack protocol. It involves four steps; plan, discover, attack and report. The testing will identify every possible entrance for hackers in your system. Once the vulnerabilities are determined, the professional launches an attack to the system and take notes of the system’s capabilities in handling the intrusion. This step verifies and exploits the vulnerabilities. Professionals can recommend safeguards to reduce possible entry of hackers in your system in the future.


4. Social Engineering- This handles the non technical side of you company’s network security. This deals with exploiting the human vulnerabilities. In this process the network security professional will create a conversation or interview to employees in person, by phone or email. He will launch a phishing scheme in which he will attempt to make them reveal unwittingly important usernames, account number, passwords and other business information.


After all the scanning is done, the professional will provide you with all noted information in a report. The report will show the lists of vulnerabilities and will help you develop adequate security measures to reduce the potential risks of security breaches that your system may experience in the future.

Maggie Thomas writes about vulnerability management and log management. For more details visit -penetration testing.

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