Network Security Audit Overview
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In the wake of today's ever increasing compliance awareness and security threats, network security auditing is high on the list of every business owner. As businesses continue to trend towards always connected, concerns for network security becomes paramount.
As the sophistication in attack techniques are taking threats from DDoS, social engineering, stolen credentials, and data high-jacking to a new severity. Hackers will continue to develop methods to exploit networks, dispense malware, and steal confidential business data. All networks regardless of size are vulnerable to costly security breaches. A properly executed security audit and constant vigilance is the best defense to reduce vulnerability. Businesses need to seek out every solution possible to prevent malicious code from infiltrating the network.
What is a Network Security Audit?
A security audit is a systematic evaluation of the security of a company's information system by measuring how well it conforms to a set of best practices. A thorough audit typically assesses the security of the network system's physical configuration and environment, software, information handling processes, and end-user trends.
USAFE, our Network Security Audit program is noninvasive and network downtime is not required. We work collaboratively with IT departments or independently. The investigation documents ongoing levels of network security performance, malicious trends, and security incidents.
Security audit includes:
- Research log history and current network activity on critical systems to identify any compromised systems.
- Identify all internet facing systems such as Servers, Routers & VPN endpoints
- Check for any critical known exploits for any internet facing devices and make recommendations on proper security patching or replacement.
- Provide report for Firewall or Router Access Control List policies for servers providing public access to the Internet.
- Document all networking components for password policies, identifying when the passwords were last changed. Check password policy in Active Directory. Identify any devices that may have default passwords.
- Check Administrative accounts on all critical devices and provide a report to identify if any are outdated and if should be removed.