Network security covers a variety of computer networks, both public and private, that are used in everyday jobs conducting transactions and communications among businesses, government agencies and individuals.
Networks can be private, such as within a company, and others which might be open to public access. Network security is involved in organizations, enterprises, and other types of institutions. It does as its title explains: It secures the network, as well as protecting and overseeing operations being done. The most common and simple way of protecting a network resource is by assigning it a unique name and a corresponding password. Security management for networks is different for all kinds of situations. A home or small office may only require basic security while large businesses may require high-maintenance and advanced software and hardware to prevent malicious attacks from hacking and spamming.
In this week’s update, we delve into the world of Network security. We have a wide array of content, with everything from the Top 5 security threats for active online social networking users, as well as a podcast on privacy and the TSA.
Check out what’s new, below:
When PCI compliance meets real world security
In this blog series, I have been examining how each of the following three steps from the PCI Council and how they apply to you, your organization and your firewalls:
Firewalls are a primary gateway into your company and therefore are a great place to start. For the purposes of this specific blog post, we’ll dig into step three.
Step Three – Report
The PCI Council describes Step Three as the following: “Regular reports are required for PCI compliance; these are submitted to the acquiring bank and global payment brands that you do business with.”
Network Security and why you need it
Does your business store customer information, such as medical records or account data, by way of an electronic data system? If so, your company needs to have a network security policy in location. Without having 1, you will likely experience a security breach, have details stolen, or face lawsuits or government fines. Rather than taking a risk, develop an powerful network security policy that incorporates standard assessments.
Top 5 security threats for active online social networking users
When you log on any social media website there are potential threats that can damage your system and steal important data. You need to be vigilant against these threats and be aware of the ways by which you can prevent these malicious actions. Let us learn about the top 5 security threats that active online social networking users face.
Network Security podcast
This podcast talks about privacy, the TSA, how ISP’s should put our privacy first, CISPA, and war games with China.
Keeping Your Business Safe From Network Security Threats
In a world where more and more business is being done exclusively on the web, network security has never been more relevant or more important. The same goes for all industries – from those that help in designing changing rooms, to tech and web companies. If you run a business, or you’re responsible for the network of one, there are a great many threats that you could potentially be faced with. Some you may already know about and have accounted for, others may be new to you. So with that in mind, let’s take a look at a few of the most common network security threats that a small business may come across – and how you can best avoid them.