In too many cases, news of data breaches comes with details of the failures in network security that allowed a hacker access to confidential data. Many of these failure are preventable with adequate precautions such as a spam email filter and mechanism for managing access to the Internet.

Almost as many breaches in network security can be blamed on poor employee training. Password sharing, unauthorized installations and poor online security practices can result in hackers gaining easy access to a network and extracting confidential data when they wish to.

It has been well reported that hackers will bypass groups with strong network security and turn their attention to fish that are simpler to catch. Make sure your group does not get caught in the net – set upappropriate web filters and educate your staff on the importance of network security.