Mitigating Security Risks and Ensuring Business Continuity at the Network's Edge

Originally posted on Continuity Central on January 28, 2016 by Kent Woodruff

Organizations can focus on some key mitigation priorities to secure the Network's Edge more effectively. Kent Woodruff explains...

Businesses that operate across a variety of locations will often face challenges in maintaining network security. These companies are also at a higher risk of suffering data breaches and service disruptions. In order to ensure business continuity and mitigate risks, the highly vulnerable ‘Network’s Edge,’ which is often viewed as a soft target, must be carefully protected against threats and malicious attacks.

According to Gartner, by 2016 thirty percent of advanced targeted threats will specifically focus on distributed locations as the entry point. A range of factors contribute to security weaknesses in distributed networks, but they can be heightened by issues such as limited onsite IT support, lack of employee security awareness, and the dangers associated with third parties and customers accessing the network. Despite the risks, organizations can focus on some key mitigation priorities to secure the Network’s Edge more effectively.

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