Network Security: Cybersecurity Foundation


In this day and age, it’s a given that hackers are going to try to hack into your network. But what you may not know is just how successful they can be and how to protect yourself against them. I’ll give you some tips on how to protect your network so that you don’t become another statistic in the latest round of cybercrime statistics.

Why Cybersecurity?

This section will explain the importance of network security, and why it’s worth investing in.

  • The cost of not having network security is simply too high. If you don’t have a strong cyber security strategy in place, your company could suffer financial losses and legal consequences if your systems are compromised by hackers or other malicious actors.
  • A data breach can be costly for both the company itself as well as its customers (you). For example, when Equifax was hacked last year and had to pay out $700 million in compensation to affected consumers, they lost more than $3 billion in stock value during one week alone! That’s a lot of money that could have been invested elsewhere if they hadn’t been exposed so badly by their own internal processes failing them at such an important time.

Cybercrime Statistics

  • Cybercrime is on the rise.
  • Cybercrime is a global problem that affects businesses of all sizes and individuals alike.
  • Cybercrime poses a threat to governments and other organizations that rely on computer networks to function properly, as well as to individuals who may not be aware of their vulnerability until it’s too late.

Understanding the Cyber Security Threat Landscape

Understanding the Cyber Security Threat Landscape

The cyber security threat landscape is a constantly changing environment, with new threats emerging all the time. Knowing how to protect yourself and what to do if you are attacked is critical for any organization or individual wanting to keep their data safe.

Cyber Security Strategy

In order to create a successful cyber security strategy, it is important to understand the threat. You should know what you are protecting and why it is important. Define your goals and objectives so that you can determine how much money, time, and resources should be allocated towards cybersecurity.

Once these steps have been taken, establish a strategy that aligns with your goals and objectives by determining where the most vulnerable points of entry into your organization lie (e.g., employee behavior) as well as which technologies need to be implemented in order for them not become compromised by hackers or malware programs such as viruses or worms.

Implementing this strategy requires thorough planning including policies/policies enforcement mechanisms (e-mail filtering), monitoring tools like intrusion detection systems (IDS), firewalls etc… It also includes educating employees about cybersecurity best practices such as password creation strategies along with training sessions so everyone knows what steps need taken when something goes wrong within their respective roles within an organization.”

Establishing a Comprehensive and Consistent Cyber Risk Management Program

Establishing a Comprehensive and Consistent Cyber Risk Management Program

As you can see, there are many parts to establishing a comprehensive cyber risk management program. While it may seem daunting at first, once you’ve got all of your ducks in a row, it will be much easier to make informed decisions about how best to protect your company’s information assets.

Securing your Network Infrastructure to Prevent Breaches and Ransomware Attacks

When it comes to protecting your network, there are a few things you can do. First, use firewalls and intrusion detection systems to protect yourself from malicious attacks. Second, install antivirus software on all computers in your network. Thirdly (and this is something many people forget), use both the firewall and antivirus software together.

Finally, if you want to prevent ransomware attacks altogether–or at least keep them from affecting your business too much–you should consider investing in some backup solutions like cloud storage or tape backups for important files that may get encrypted by ransomware programs like CryptoLocker or Locky Ransomware if they aren’t backed up regularly enough so that when an attack occurs there’s still time left over before everything gets deleted permanently from all devices connected online with no chance whatsoever of recovery once their hard drives have been overwritten by those nasty little viruses mentioned above!

Mitigation Strategies to Protect you from Data Breaches

There are several ways you can prevent data breaches, including:

  • Use strong passwords that are unique to each service you use. Don’t reuse the same password, even if they’re different sites. If a hacker gets one of your passwords, they may be able to access other accounts using the same credentials.
  • Use two-factor authentication (2FA) where available and turn on SMS notifications for logins from new devices or locations. This way if someone tries to log into one of your accounts from another location or device, it will send an alert message with a verification code so that only someone who has access to both pieces of information can access it–and not just anyone who has their username and password!
  • Keep all software up-to-date on both desktop computers and mobile devices by automatically installing updates when prompted by the operating system (OS). This includes OS versions as well as apps installed on each device such as browsers like Chrome/Firefox/Safari; Adobe Flash Player; Java Runtime Environment; Microsoft Silverlight etcetera…

Your network is the backbone of your business. Defend it properly.

Your network is the backbone of your business. It’s how you communicate with employees and clients, it handles all of your data, and it powers every one of your systems.

Your cybersecurity strategy should be just as important as any other aspect of running a business–it keeps things running smoothly in an era where cybercrime is on the rise. As soon as you stick a computer on a network, there are hackers out there ready to try their luck against it; so never forget that cybersecurity is an ongoing battle that requires constant vigilance from everyone involved with protecting your company’s security (which includes you).


If you want to keep your business safe, it’s important to know that cybersecurity is not just about technology. It’s also about people, processes and policies. A strong cyber defense plan must include all three elements in order to be effective.

Hank Murallies

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