Jul 18, 2018

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3 Times To Schedule A Network Vulnerability Assessment For Your Dallas Business

3 Times To Schedule A Network Vulnerability Assessment For Your Dallas Business

Depending on the type of Dallas business and how long it has been in operation, scheduling a network vulnerability assessment may be a very high priority item or just a high priority.

These assessments are done by IT professionals with specialized training in running the system analytics and determining areas where there is a potential weakness, lack of protection, incorrect configuration or another issue in the system which may create a doorway for hackers to enter.

In most systems, there are missing security updates, outdated equipment connected to the network, or even unsecured personal devices in use that create a very high risk for a potential security breach. By having a network vulnerability assessment done, these issues can be proactively discovered and corrected, helping to keep your network secure and safe.

If You Have Never Had A Vulnerability Assessment

If your business has never had a network vulnerability assessment completed, it should be the highest priority to have one scheduled and completed. These assessments, when completed by someone outside of the internal IT team, often provide valuable insights into issues the internal team may have missed or failed to consider.

If You Cannot Remember the Last Assessment

It is important to understand that networks can develop vulnerabilities over time. If you are not sure when the last vulnerability assessment was completed, or if it has been more than a couple years, it is important to plan to bring in a team to complete the assessment based on new known vulnerabilities and hacker strategies.

For Compliance Requirements

In many industries, a network vulnerability assessment is a requirement for compliance purposes. Banks, financial institutions, businesses handling sensitive information or even those taking payments by credit or debit cards will all be required to meet specific compliance requirements to demonstrate their networks are secure.

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