Misconfigured devices

It is vital that all network appliances are properly configured or the company could be vulnerable to attack. Let's look at some of the appliances for this:

  • Firewall: The purpose of a firewall is to prevent unauthorized access to the network and it is vital that no one employee is responsible for maintaining the rules, and when new rules are added, a second member of the IT Team confirms that the rule is correct.
  • Content filter: If the UTM or Proxy server has the incorrect content filter set up, then employees may be able to access gaming sites while at work, which would then reduce the productivity of the workforce.
  • Access points: If the wireless access point was not set up properly, then it could mean that people ...

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