The importance of protecting Network Security cannot be overemphasized. Those who want to improve network security are aware that there are always new holes in the bulkhead that a hacker will exploit a user who is in a hurry. There will always be vendors who are more interested in making users feel secure and completing a transaction, be it in the form of information or money, rather than actually providing a secure environment like ECS.
So how do You Protect Your Network Security?
- Reduce Complexity: Simpler is Safer
The biggest risk for network security is still the users. Therefore, companies should, first of all, create and educate their employees about risks. Companies should ensure that their topology does not become too complex when setting up the network. Each new layer and interface between the various network levels represents a potential security hole to be understood, monitored and protected.
Simpler systems are also easier to protect. This is similar to a smaller castle that has a shorter wall and is, therefore, easier to defend.
- Comprehensive Approach
Although castle walls are a common symbol of network security, network engineers must stop thinking outside and within their networks. Today’s security measures are more akin to a modern army than an ancient castle. The analogy with the castle wall, which protects areas and people, falls short here. Sophisticated planning and better methods form the basis of modern network protection. In the process, security is not an appliance that has been installed once and successfully implemented, but a perpetual process.
In addition, security should already play an important role in the design of applications and network security by design, and should not be added later.
The green castle is still a useful symbol for understanding security in a modern, connected world. It does not stand for a trustworthy website. Companies should also simplify the topology of their networks and not rely on appliances or encryption as lifebuoys for their network security.