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The Importance of Network Security Management at Work

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As the number of hackers continues to rise, so does the risk of encountering security threats in your business's network. Network Security is the process of protecting and monitoring a network's usability, data, and integrity from unauthorized use. Keeping your network safe is more complicated than you'd think, involving a complex combination of hardware, i.e., router firewalls, and anti-malware software to do the job.


Most threats come through the internet, with the most common including viruses, worms, spyware, adware and identity theft. Since there isn't one complete security bundle that will protect against every single threat your network may encounter, it's essential to use multiple layers of security.


Here are some steps you can take to avoid a security breach in your network from cyber attacks:

1. Keep Your Passwords in Check.

Utilize strong and unpredictable passwords and change them frequently.


2. Update On A Regular Basis.

Although we all despise those annoying pop-up update messages, they are there to help us. Make sure to update your systems and applications to the latest versions when these messages appear.


3. Secure Your Router.

Hackers can access your data without even entering your business through your router. Ensuring that encryption is enabled can prevent cyber attacks.


4. Back Up All Data.

Your organization's data is extremely valuable, and you don't want to lose it. Backing up your information will make sure that doesn't happen.


5. Conduct Frequent Audits.

Regularly check your systems to identify potential problems and suspicious activity. Proactively analyzing your network can save money and time later.


It is best to always ere on the side of caution when it comes to dealing with potential security threats. For example, if you receive a strange email or an email from an address you don't know, get it checked out by your IT company first. It's much cheaper and less time-consuming in the long-run if you prevent problems through network security management instead of reacting to them after a security breach. 

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