Tips for Network Security

Network security¬†has recently become a pretty big topic. Whether you operate a large network for a company, or you just maintain a small network in your home, some of your most sensitive data is stored there. Because of the disastrous effects of a breach of your network, it’s important to make sure that it’s as secure as possible. Here are a few ways you can do that.

 

Pay attention to everything that comes in

Pay attention to everything that your computer receives, because each instance is another chance for a hacker to gain entry to your network. This can be anything, even as simple as opening a webpage, but is especially true for downloads and files. Scan everything before you open it, and ignore or delete e-mails that contain files you didn’t expect, especially if they are executables.

 

The little things

Even the things you take for granted are important when it comes to network security. Make sure that you are using strong passwords. Check your encryption and security settings. These are things many people sometimes forget about, but they are also some of the most important aspects of security.

 

Software

You can’t protect your network against every threat. Luckily there is software for that. Make sure that all of the machines on your network are running strong, current anti-virus software. Look into other, more advanced network security software, especially if the data on your network is particularly sensitive, such as customer’s payment information.

 

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