Network Security Assessments In Houston

Is your business teetering on the brink of disaster — and you don’t even know it? These quick tips could help you quickly identify and remediate any major issues.  

When asked whether they are doing a great job securing their business information, the majority of IT professionals agree that they are effectively securing their data and information. However, that same group does not strongly agree — in fact, only 22% felt that they could confidently report that the security they had in place was adequate. That margin of error is what’s causing problems at some businesses when IT professionals are taken by surprise that the measures they had in place are breached by a simple malware attack or a poorly-developed password on a server. Security incidents continue to grow at an alarming rate, making it vital to conduct regular network security assessments to protect your business. Here are a few of the key deliverables from this type of deep-dive into your network’s security posture.

1. Detect and Repair Network Weaknesses

Networks are often organic, being built over time and by various internal staff members or external contractors. Even with the very best of intentions and constant vigilance, it’s still possible to have a poor password on a server or an admin login that’s still called “Admin”. These simple problems with network security are readily found with a deep dive into your security processes, but could easily be missed by internal staff reviewing the same information. Having an additional, external set of eyes and processes reviewing your network could save you from an extremely expensive hack in the future.

2. Increase Perimeter Network Security

Just as you need to increase external network weaknesses, it’s also critical to review the perimeter of your business. Are all endpoints completely secure? Have you reviewed the wireless network to ensure clients are not able to gain access to sensitive business systems? How secure are your smart devices and other IoT connected devices? Your business WiFi and devices that are connecting directly to your business network should be viewed with extreme caution — if not outright suspicion — if you want to truly protect your business from cyberattacks.

3. Identify Vulnerable Integrations with External Partners

While frustrating, it’s a reality that you not only have to review the security of your business but the readiness of key partners as well. Any external organization that has direct integration into your business data is a point of vulnerability for your network. If they are not following security guidelines and are engaging in risky behavior, hackers can quickly follow the trail back into your systems. Focusing your resources on identifying these areas where you’re susceptible to exposure can help save your business from attack.

Protecting your business data and applications is your first priority. At SMB Integrations, we share your focus on ensuring your customers and staff are able to securely access important data with ease — and without sacrificing the security level of your entire network. Contact the security experts at SMB Integrations today at 832-617-0033 or via email to sales@smbintegrations.com to learn more about our network security assessment offering or to schedule your free initial consultation.