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Network Security

Today's organisations rely on high availability, secure computing environments to efficiently and safely conduct business. Attacks on computer networks from the Internet have dramatically increased in sophistication and frequency. These attacks are affecting all types of networks from a handful of users up to large corporations.

No-one wants a breach in network security to occur and in today's environment it is a very real threat. Security breaches don't mean that your network will crash because not all types of network security breaches are major. Some are so minor that you may not even notice is unless you're paying extremely close attention to your network's activity. Smaller breaches can lead to larger ones, so it is important to know where the weak areas are and resolve them as soon as possible.

APACMS believes that the best approach to good network security is to have a good strategy and to be well prepared. There are four major points which can be used as a guide to help organisations achieve their security goals.

  1. Secure: We ensure that all the components are well-guarded with adequate authentication and authorisation and network policies.
  2. Monitor: We can constantly monitor your network activity and ensure safeguards are erected and any alerts can be sent to your IT staff in real-time.
  3. Test: Assess the vulnerabilities of your network security policies by having them attacked by a trusted entity.
  4. Enhance: Based on all the preceding phases, APACMS can collect data and use it to build better safeguards for your business in the future as your network changes.

It is important to keep in mind that a good network security strategy involves constant review and maintenance. It is certainly not enough to create security policies and leave them to do their job. Attackers constantly keep themselves updated and learn new ways to bypass the old implementations and network administrators should also evolve to suit.

Information Security
Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (known as the CIA triad) are the core principles of information security.

Breaches of confidentiality take many forms from permitting someone to look over your shoulder at your computer screen while you have confidential data displayed on to a laptop being stolen or sold with sensitive information on it.

When information is modified in transit the integrity is compromised. Most cipher systems provide message integrity along with privacy as part of the encryption process. Messages that have been tampered with in transit will not decrypt successfully.

Denial of Service (DoS) attacks is one of the most common forms of hacking currently and they can be very destructive to your organisation. These attacks can come in many forms and are able to completely drop your network and all use of it.

To find out how we can secure your business, please contact us on +61 2 9987 1445 or email at email 
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