Network security is the first line of defense against attackers who attempt to get into your network. This often means that a company puts their Network Security team in charge of building and maintaining the firewall, as well as being responsible for collecting and reporting on the data that flows through it. They are also charged with the responsibility of making sure that the system is flexible enough to handle the increased volume of data being sent and received by the company.
But it’s not just the Network Security that makes the difference in a successful network. They are constantly monitoring all aspects of the system that controls the flow of information that your company receives, whether it’s a customer call a file transfer or even a simple note that needs to be forwarded to the right department.
For an example of what a Network Security Analyst does, think about the type of threats that the Department of Defense puts on their websites to protect their soldiers and citizens from. These types of vulnerabilities are usually public information. But for a private company or individual they can make the difference between success and failure.
This might be referred to as the “cyber crimes” angle, but it’s more like a natural disaster. It could be the things like the fact that you are about to email a bank statement with your credit card, and the faxing it over to a person on the other end turns out to be a total disaster, as it makes it impossible to access your bank account until the next day.
The Network Security teams work closely with Public Assistance departments to coordinate, review and correct them before it gets too far out of hand. It’s a way to have your feet held to the fire in case something like this happens.
In the end, what the Network Security Team is really protecting you from is the risk of someone hacking into your computer’s. The idea behind the Network Security system is that the networks and servers are so important that shouldan intrusion happen it could lead to the end of your business. That’s why you need a highly skilled team of network experts working for you at your disposal.
So what should the roles of the Network Security Team be? They are given the responsibility of figuring out what’s going on in your company’s computers that can cause your security systems to run slowly or be unable to resolve issues. They are then able to contact the company IT department and request that they provide them with a detailed report of all the issues they are dealing with.
This information is then passed along to the Network Security Team, who reviews it and assesses the threat. If anything needs to be taken out of service, or upgraded, the Network Security Team gets it done. All the while the clients computers and servers continue to function normally.
Once the security issues have been fixed, they will be given the green light by the managers to release their reports to the client. Now they’re your customer, they want to know that everything they need to keep themselves safe is in place, and that you are taking the threats seriously.
The Network Security Teams will then be looking to go out and boost their numbers so that they can work harder in the future to keep up with the growing threat. Once they have a team that is able to do this, they will be in a position to ensure that your company remains protected in the future.
Networks are a thing of beauty, and they are capable of doing amazing things. But they’re also very easy to break into, and being aware of this can keep the whole system safe.
While this doesn’t go as far as a credit check or a criminal background check, it’s just one small step towards keeping the network protected and running smoothly. That is what the Network Security team is made for.