NAC is making a comeback, and this time it’s IoT (Internet of Things) which is responsible for that. Past waves including the increase of guest and contractor access and BYOD, have resulted in the understanding that the network is no longer composed of securely managed devices.
While NAC is most effective when it follows a defined, proprietary security policy that is specific to a particular company, there are some more general considerations that apply to any type of enterprise. These are discussed below.
Unless you have been busy climbing the Himalayas for the past couple of months, you’ll have heard a lot about Mirai, a deadly malware causing the largest DDoS attacks to date. Yes Yes, the IoT botnet attack that took down the Internet for users trying to reach an array of sites, including Twitter, Amazon, Tumblr, Reddit, Spotify and Netflix.
Are you up to speed with your cybersecurity?
Do you really know, in real-time, who is hooked onto your network? Do you have full control of the entire network and all its components, as well as all the devices that need to connect to it? Are all the users keeping their devices secure and free of ransomware?
Data security – it’s been in the news all summer, mixed up with the upcoming U.S. presidential elections. High profile stories included the infiltration of Hilary Clinton’s campaign, as well as a cyber attack on the computer systems of Donald Trump and Republican Party organizations.
If you are like most companies, your corporate VPN is a critical part of your infrastructure—and it’s getting a heck of a workout. Thirty-seven percent of all workers in the U.S. now telecommute. Even if your workers are in a more traditional office, many of your employees will be traveling at any given moment. You might even have remote offices in other countries. With so many remote workers taking up bandwidth on your VPN, how do you audit their devices?
If you can’t beat them, join them. At least when it comes to employees bringing their own device onto the network or IoT (Internet Of Things) devices on the network. In this piece we detail six typical generic steps network administrators can take to ensure a fast and effective installation of their NAC (Network Admission Control or Network Access Control) project. However, the order of these steps will depend on the individual project, so remember to adjust your process accordingly.
Despite increased awareness of the need to secure electronic health records, cybercriminals are still finding a way to access sensitive patient records.
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A network administrator can only be as strong as her toolbox. Every day, an admin faces a myriad of network problems, big and small. To efficiently solve a problem, an admin needs a “toolbox” of network management tools, programs and solutions that can time and time again handle troubleshooting, monitoring, passwords glitches, IP allocations and any situation that can slow employee progress.