Why it’s important to harden your network against attack
Network security is a term used to describe practices and policies designed to defend IT networks and data against unauthorised access, misuse, modification and exploitation.
Organisations that fail to implement a strong network security framework leave themselves vulnerable to cyber attacks. The number of complex and evasive threats aimed at compromising networks is growing rapidly and the financial and reputational costs of suffering a breach are higher than ever. Network security is now a key boardroom concern.
To keep up with the latest threats and make tangible, long-term improvements to network security, businesses need to combine the latest threat detection technologies with global intelligence and dedicated expertise.
With so many threats out there, comprehensive security is a must
As your business network grows, so does its attack surface. The proliferation of cloud services and remote working are just two examples in a line of current IT trends that can increase the exposure of your critical assets to malicious threats.
While access management and traditional preventative security technology such as firewalls and antivirus are crucial facets of network security, they are not capable of protecting your organisation against all types of attack. A proactive approach incorporating regular vulnerability assessments and around-the-clock breach detection is also required.
Malicious code designed to disrupt operation or compromise personal data can be introduced via a wide variety of sources such as email attachments, web links and out of date software. It's essential to identify malware before it spreads.
An increasingly widespread and threatening strain of malware that encrypts and blocks access to data, demanding a ransom for its return and threatening to destroy data if the ransom is not paid on time.
A denial-of-service attack seeks to make a computer or network unavailable to its intended users by overloading the target system with fake traffic to take it offline. A distributed denial-of-service attack utilises many different connected devices from a range of sources to maximise disruption and make it harder to stop.
By utilising automated password cracking applications that enter thousands of common character combinations in sequence, hackers are able to compromise weak account credentials in a matter of minutes.
By impersonating employees or other trusted individuals, social engineering attacks, such as phishing, manipulate users into divulging confidential information, making fraudulent payments or clicking on malicious links.
By impersonating endpoints in online conversations and transactions, attackers are able to intercept and alter sensitive information. These attacks commonly target Wi-Fi channels and require close monitoring in order to detect them and shut them down.
Here to help defend your business from attack
Redscan is an award-winning provider of managed security services that help businesses to defend their networks against cyber-attacks.
Our comprehensive range of managed security services enable organisations operating across a wide range of sectors to protect their reputation and bottom line by exposing wide-ranging network security vulnerabilities, proactively identifying malicious threats and supporting rapid response to incidents.
By thinking like the adversary, utilising cutting-edge technologies and offering helpful, actionable advice, Redscan’s network security experts help organisations of all sizes to defend against the latest tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) used by hackers and other malicious actors.
We take pride in delivering the highest level of service, enabling our customers to make significant, lasting improvements to their network security.