Whether your company has a dedicated intranet or just set up your first website (congrats!) chances are good that your organizational computer network taps into the world wide web. Literally any connection to the internet leaves you open to Trojan attacks, Spyware, Phishing, and other inappropriate or harmful cyber threats, but there are steps you can take to safeguard your company, your data, and your people.
Following are the ways to keep your company's network security service safe:
Find a specialist.
This person may be an in-house resource or may be a 3rd-party information security expert or agency. Whomever you choose, be sure that you trust them with the future of your company, and sign up for periodic maintenance on your system, as well as updates after any major changes are made to your network.
How vulnerable are you?
Once you've established a partnership with your security specialist, it's time for them to get to work. Have them perform a vulnerability assessment to determine that previously-established countermeasures are still in place, doing what they were meant to do.
Close the Gates!
The Firewall is the gateway to your site, so it's important to ensure that it is functioning properly. Have your expert perform a Firewalk configuration review to be certain that it is targeting the right things, and taking the right actions respectively.
It's Audit Time.
Now that everything else has been reviewed, checked, tuned, and set, let's go backwards. Look at the actual computers and devices (routers, firewalls, etc.) and their location on the network. Are there any that look odd, stand out, don't belong? Remove them.
If you're not sure where to get started, that's okay. Contact experts today, and let us secure your network system against cyber-threats and attacks.