Business security threats
In recent years’ antivirus and security technologies have become increasingly sophisticated and made it much harder for hackers to generate revenue streams via traditional credit card scams.
However, cyber-crime doesn’t sleep and hackers have now turned their attention to a new type of attack that holds your precious company data at ransom and requests a payment before supplying a decryption key to release them.
Statistics show that ransomware has reached new levels of menace, and it’s growing at a remarkable rate: 6000% in 2016, a study found, and a triple-digit increase into 2018.
Ransomware is a growing threat not only on laptops but also on mobile devices, which saw a 250% increase in infections, as well as smart devices. The wider implication for ransomware is that the cost is not just in the ransom itself or even the repair costs but the reputation damage, the downtime, and the opportunity costs. Indirect costs of ransomware in 2017 are estimated to total out at around $5billion USD.
How can Network Access Control (NAC) Help?
NAC aims to do exactly what the name implies—control access to a network with policies, including pre-admission endpoint security policy checks and post-admission controls over where users and devices can go on a network and what they can do.
A pragmatic and easy-to-use solution is the macmon network access control solution. macmon NAC gives you the option to clearly separate the public and non-public areas of the networks from one another.
The first “line of defence” prevents access by unknown devices. Devices that are permitted to be part of the network must authenticate themselves using their MAC address, a “fingerprint”, a valid identity (username and password, such as AD account (user or device)) or a certificate. The second “line of defence” provides protection against attacks on network components and address manipulation and thus prevents eavesdropping attacks on the data traffic or the internal resources.
SDT are experts with enterprise networks. Working with macmon, we will increase your company’s security whilst also bringing various simplifications and advantages to your network. Together we can help you to protect your business and its data from unexpected intrusions.