Protecting your business’ data and systems through a comprehensive network security plan is a major priority as a business owner. If you’re in the midst of revamping your network security plan or you want to know exactly what your security plan is helping you accomplish, here are some common threats a robust network security plan can help you protect your operations against.
1. Worms—A worm is a type of standalone malware that can work independently of other files. If your network has worms, they can eat up the bandwidth of your network over time and slow down the efficiency of your computers. Compared with viruses that need a host program to spread, this isn’t the case for worms.
2. Viruses—A computer virus is a type of downloadable, malicious file. When activated, it will replicate itself by altering computer programs using a unique code. Once it starts to spread, it can go through one computer to the next, destroying and corrupting network data.
3. Spyware—As its name suggests, spyware is a type of computer virus that collects information about an organization or person without them knowing. It may then send the information it gathers to another party without permission.
4. Ransomware—This type of cyberware is designed to obtain money from a computer system by encrypting data that makes the system unusable. Until the ransom is paid, access to the system will remain blocked.
As long as you remain diligent, you can reduce these threats to your network security. If you want help, get in touch with us today!