Over the years, we have become more and more reliant on technology. This makes it even more necessary that we make sure that all aspects of the technology that we use are secure from a variety of different threats that exist today. With more and more devices being connected to the internet and businesses relying on technology as much as they do, security has become more important than ever. There are many different ways to secure your network, but even after you have done everything you can to make it secure, it’s important to use vulnerability scanning software in order to find any areas that someone with bad intentions could exploit.
Why Security Is So Important
Whether the devices that your company is using are connected to the internet or the intranet, you need to make sure that everything is secure. Even the smallest businesses need to have a good amount of network security to protect all of their digital assets which may include the information of their customers. If your company faces digital sabotage or data theft, it could lead to you losing your business or suffering from losses that you will never be able to completely recover from.
On a smaller level, individual devices like workstations and tablets need to be protected as well. Even if the network itself is secure, if a device brought onto your network gets infected with a virus or spyware it could lead to everything being compromised. If an individual device does fall victim to malware, proper network security can prevent the problem from spreading to the other devices that are connected to your network and alert admins that there is a problem early on. This is why encryption is so important to a network as it can prevent man-in-the-middle attacks from causing major issues on your network. Essentially, if someone who isn’t supposed to be listening in gets access to your network, it will be much harder for them to do anything with the data that they may be able to intercept.
What Can Go Wrong?
If your network is compromised, the damage that may be caused could be extensive. In some cases, it may even put your company completely out of business if the breach was severe enough or if sensitive information was released. In some cases, your network may even be vandalized which could make your customers stopped putting their trust in your company. This is done by accessing your network and putting out false information on areas that are accessed by your clientele such as social media or your company’s website. If assets that belong to your company such as ideas and blueprints are stolen, your company may not be able to release the products or services that are still in their planning phases. This can potentially cost a lot of money and interfere with your ability to grow your company. Any of these problems can lead to a loss of revenue that your company should prevent.