The attitude of ‘assume breach’ is becoming more prevalent every day. It’s not whether a company’s data center will be breached but a matter of when.
Wilsonville, Ore. (PRWEB) January 08, 2016
APCON, a provider of intelligent network monitoring solutions, today released a guide to identify and protect against internal network security threats. When it comes to network security, businesses must face two truths: data breaches and internal threats, which despite receiving less public attention, can be just as dangerous and damaging as external hacks.
“The attitude of ‘assume breach’ is becoming more prevalent every day. It’s not whether a company’s data center will be breached but a matter of when,” said Richard Rauch, president and CEO of APCON. “Just as security experts keep watch against external attacks, they must also guard against maliciously motivated employees or accidental lapses in employee security.”
Not all inside threats are malicious. Negligent employees may unknowingly put sensitive data at risk by simply logging on through an unsecured, public Wi-Fi connection to access the company server. Employees downloading programs could unknowingly receive a virus or an unintentional lapse in security protocols could open the door to a data breach.
However, some breaches can result from a disgruntled or financially motivated employee. Whether the employee is trying to do harm or not, weak spots inside a network can over time lead to serious data leaks.
“To protect against insider threats, businesses must identify their most important data and then build protection around that data,” said Rauch. “It’s vital to have a robust monitoring architecture – like the IntellaFlex XR switches or the IntellaStore II network monitoring appliance – to provide traffic to security tools so that they can ensure that part of the network is always carefully watched.”
For more than 20 years, APCON has consistently delivered smart, stable and scalable technology solutions to service providers and businesses seeking total data center visibility and security. Its customers are service providers and businesses ranging from midsize companies to Fortune 1000 enterprises in more than 40 countries. APCON assures superior network monitoring while supporting traffic analysis and streamlining network management and security. For more information, visit us at http://www.apcon.com or follow us on Twitter @apcon.