January 2nd, 2020 Read Time: 3 minutes
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Your network is the interconnection of all your devices that allows you to access and exchange data. The trouble is making sure that others outside of your authorized users are not accessing the information in your network. The simplest way this is done is by requiring a password to authenticate users. Your network security key, or simply your network’s wifi password, is the front-line for preventing unauthorized users. However, network security protection takes more than just a wireless password. You need a variety of policies and practices in place to prevent unauthorized access as well as the ability to monitor and modify current access to your network and the devices connected to it.
The most important aspect of your network security methods should be the prevention of threats. Your security system should be set up correctly to prevent unauthorized users from accessing the network in the first place. Secondly, you should have a thorough monitoring system for full visibility to identify any potential threats. Lastly, you should have protocols in place to respond to problems and threats immediately. Using the proper network security devices and solutions help you maintain a secure network. Having a small business doesn’t exclude you from these potential threats, either. In fact, 71% of cyberattacks in 2015 occurred in businesses with fewer than 100 employees. Here are some best cybersecurity practices for your business to follow.
Like we said earlier, passwords are the easiest way to authenticate a user, but they aren’t foolproof. All it takes is something as simple as a disgruntled ex-employee to wreak havoc on your network security. Here are a few examples of other common threats to your network’s security:
What can you do to manage these threats? Here are some ways to prevent and protect your network:
At Electric, security is integrated into everything we do at all levels from the device, to its applications, to the full network. The Electric platform takes care of your security headaches by implementing the latest best practices in the industry. We ensure that your data remains secure, even from us. Find out how Electric can work for you.