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Identifying the Top 4 Network Security Risks

November 15th, 2018 by admin

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Security for your business is crucial. Everyone knows that, but settling for any old security system won't give you the protection you need against modern-day cybercriminals stealing sensitive data and monitoring operations. ATS offers great network security solutions for your business, no matter the size. When it comes to the solutions we provide, security is our biggest priority. Identifying the top security risks in a business can help you stay ahead of the game.

Malware and Phishing – Malicious software that tampers with data and infects company systems and computers. This can affect operations and put your client and employee data at risk. Malware can be unknowingly downloaded on a computer by installing the software by mistake. Phishing is a way for scammers to trick you into giving them sensitive information from you through emails, instant messaging, and more, by sending you a believable message and asking you to send personal information such as bank numbers, social security numbers, and other personal identifying information.

Ransomware – A particularly deadly malware attack when accounts, systems, devices, or files are locked out due to the attacker blocking access and then asking for a ransom to regain access, i.e. holding it for ransom.

Network Blindspots – Some businesses lack the proper protocol to identify certain threats as well as protection which leaves the perfect environment for malicious actions to occur. With proper network security, logs are taken daily to track network activity. These logs should be checked regularly to ensure there are no red flags or unusual activity. We offer the best solution in closing those blindspots with daily monitoring, detailed reports, and a dashboard review for the IT team to quickly catch threats.

Passwords – It is important that everyone knows never to share their password with anyone, creating a strong password and resetting passwords every 2-3 months can keep cyber break-ins at bay. It may even be wise to set up 2-step authentication to ensure better safety.

The world of network security involves many risk factors that are significant to be aware of, but you have enough on your hands running your business. Let us focus on keeping your networks safe and secure with our powerful security solutions.

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