When you hear the words “network security,” what comes to mind? Do you believe your network is invulnerable against any threats? And do you think it’s something you don’t need to worry about? If that’s the case, keep reading. This blog post will expose the myths of network security, and what you need to know to keep your corporate data safe.
“My Network Is Totally Safe – Nothing Will Happen”
This is a very prevalent myth. People believe that their network is impervious to any kind of threat. Also, some business leaders maintain that their company is too small to be a target.
Of course, that’s not true. Hackers don’t care whether your firm is amongst the Fortune 500 or if you’re a mom-and-pop operation. Your data could be valuable to them, so it’s better to safeguard it.
“A Security Solution Is Too Expensive”
This is another erroneous assumption. Business leaders, who might not have any background in IT, think that anything that doesn’t contribute to the company making a profit isn’t worth pursuing.
They’re wrong. A data breach is more expensive than any security solution – it costs time, possible financial penalties and destroys a firm’s reputation.
“We’ve Got Someone Monitoring Our Networks”
Maybe you think that your company takes security seriously. After all, you’ve got someone (or at least a program) to monitor networks for any threat.
Home Depot‘s digital security staff ignored warnings of an attack for several years. Hackers breached the retailer’s networks in April 2014. The breach lasted for approximately five months. Just because monitoring takes place doesn’t mean that security staffers are looking for the right things.
“I Know Exactly What’s Running on My Network”
You’re 99.999% sure that there aren’t any hidden threats lurking on your network. No surprises await you when you scan it.
What you don’t realize is that there are dangers concealed in your operating system, computer programs, and yes, any other system running on your network. Those perils make it easy for hackers and criminals to access your network.
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