Most commonly, cyber security breaches are caused by an exploitation of gaps in the network. Security gaps are created by outdated software. This occurs when a patch is not promptly installed, or from users not keeping their software up to date. Each time a software update is ignored or forgotten, the network is exposed to cyber threats and attacks.
Breaches in security are also commonly caused by internal employees. This is usually due to a lack of internal protocols that outline safe and best practices for company network use. The entire company network is only as strong as it’s most uninformed employee. Without protocols and internal education around IT security, internal employees unknowingly fall for phishing scams, malicious links, or insert flash drives containing viruses.
To get a better understanding of your network health, Warwick provides network assessments. Contact us today with questions or to schedule your network assessment!