Protecting yourself against modern-day threats seeking to steal, ransom, or damage your data is vital to maintaining your business’s operations and safeguarding its integrity and profitability.
ASi Blueprint for Security
Our blueprint for how to best secure your network, end users, systems and data consists of the following:
Edge Protection, Network Protection, Endpoint Protection and User Protection.
The simplest way to explain cyber security is to view it as a collection of processes, technologies, and techniques necessary to protect your business’ devices and networks from cyber-attacks. Cyber-attacks can take on many forms, but they typically have the objective of stealing or damaging your sensitive data. The types of data a hacker or other malicious actor could target include:
- Personal identifiable information (PII) such as social security numbers or tax IDs
- Corporate financial data
- Intellectual property (IP)
- Confidential product information and trade secrets
- Other types of personal information
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Edge protection, or edge security, is a specific subset of network protection that focuses on applications, devices, and users at the business network’s furthest points (the edge), away from a centralized data center or core network.
Edge data protection processes typically involve data encryption, multi-factor authentication, like two-factor or three-factor, and enterprise-grade cryptographic protocols such as SSL and TLS.
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The primary objective of cyber security is to protect your networks against attacks and unauthorized access, from the core to the edge and the endpoints.
A well-designed network protection system can protect your business’ network against some of the most common cyber threats, such as distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, adware, spyware, botnet attacks, trojans, worms, and other types of malware.
The three concepts of network protection are encapsulated in the CIA triad:
Endpoint security refers to the practices and tools employed to secure the devices used by the organization members to connect to a network. Examples include desktop computers, workstations, laptops, smartphones, and other fixed and mobile devices.
Endpoint security may be as simple as installing enterprise firewalls and antivirus software. It may also be as detailed as complete device control rules like regulating or banning Bring Your Own Device policies or mandating specific apps. Endpoint protection tools include web filters, network access control software, email encryption, and VPNs.
Patch Management & Security Updates
Many types of cyber-attacks rely on exploiting vulnerabilities such as programming flaws, glitches, or security gaps in the software used by a business. The more an organization depends on older, outdated software, the more likely such attacks become.
The best way to prevent a breach or attack of this type is to implement diligent patch management and software security update protocols.
One of the most critical first steps is to ensure all software employed by the company is actively updated and supported. Software that is no longer supported or has reached end-of-life status is more vulnerable, as it means developers no longer write updates and fixes for them.
Three types of patches and updates exist, each covering different aspects of data security: security patches, bug-fixing patches, and feature patches.
User Protection & Education
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ASi Networks is a managed information technology and cyber security services company based in Southern California. We offer enterprise-grade solutions to help businesses and companies of all sizes grow and remain competitive. We have been designing and delivering reliable, secure network solutions and technology lifecycles for our customers since 1998. For more information on how we can help secure your company data, call us today at (800) 251-1336.