Your Network Security, Part Two


Your Network Security, Part Two

In continuation with the earlier blog post about network security and the past posts about plugins, it is important to consistently check your network and computers for anything that looks suspicious.  This preventative measure will help protect both your network and your data.

Tech Republic states in their article concerning the 2013 Verizon Data Breach Report, “Training users to recognize and report suspicious events (like a phishing e-mail) can be very effective in thwarting the attackers. Also, remember that a user clicking on a link doesn’t necessarily mean a successful compromise: it’s just the first step of many (a particular vulnerability has to exist in the machine used to click on the link and a backdoor has to be successfully and silently installed, for instance). A defense in depth strategy (user training, proper patching, anti-malware software, etc.) can minimize the probability of success of the attacker at each successive step.”

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Source: Alfonso Barreiro, Tech Republic. (May 15, 2013). Security lessons from the 2013 Verizon Data Breach Report.