Relentless cyber criminals, disgruntled current and former employees and careless users can bring down your computer networks and compromise data.

Network security is made up of the hardware, software, policies and procedures designed to defend against both internal and external threats to your company’s computer systems. Multiple layers of hardware and software can prevent threats from damaging computer networks, and stop them from spreading if they slip past your defenses.

The most common threats to your systems:

  • Malicious programs like viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, malware, adware and botnets
  • Zero-day and zero-hour attacks
  • Hacker attacks
  • Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS), and
  • Data theft.

These threats look to exploit: