In a world where more and more business is being done exclusively on the web, network security has never been more relevant or more important. The same goes for all industries – from those that help in designing changing rooms, to tech and web companies. If you run a business, or you're responsible for the network of one, there are a great many threats that you could potentially be faced with. Some you may already know about and have accounted for, others may be new to you. So with that in mind, let's take a look at a few of the most common network security threats that a small business may come across - and how you can best avoid them.
Spam emails and other malicious email
Let's start with the most common form of network security breach: spam emails and other malicious forms of mail. Because a business often has a great many email addresses active at any one time, there is plenty of opportunity for unscrupulous individuals to compromise network security. Many times all it takes to create a breach is for a member of staff to click on a link that they thought was genuine. This can lead to malware being downloaded to the individual's workstation, giving whoever is operating that malware access to your entire network. To avoid email issues, it's recommended to always have a spam filter active on your network. In fact, it's best to have one that's too sensitive than one that misses certain threats.