Protecting your network from web threatsTravis N.
Every day, new threats emerge on the Internet called Zero Days which are threats that have not yet been identified and patched. How do you protect your network from these threats?
Our simple list
- Patch often! Patching can stop a zero day dead in the water. No matter if it’s a core network device like a router or if it’s a computer in the office. Often, the zero day affects an older version of the software and the patch stops the zero day. Knowing what needs to be patched and knowing what devices are missing critical patches is a key component.
- Keep working backups. When businesses have working backups on hand the business can quickly recover. Data is business these days and making sure employees can continue working is big, so having working backups can bring data back in case of emergency.
- Have managed antivirus. Would you believe that having managed antivirus can save the hassles of threats? When zero days are discovered, antivirus software is usually the first to update signatures of the threats and can help stop them.
- Keep a managed firewall. Firewalls at the network border have behavior detection. When unusual network traffic is found, the firewall will quickly block the traffic. Making sure that the firewall is up to date is important. Most firewall vendors will update these signatures in the background multiple times a day.