There are three principles within the concept of network security — confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility — combined sometimes referred to as the “CIA triad.” A network can only be considered secure if it has all three features played at once.
Confidentiality works to keep sensitive data secure and isolated where it can be accessed by the average user. This is in line with the availability policy, which aims to ensure that data and resources are kept accessible to authorized persons. Discovery challenges can include DDoS attacks or equipment failures. The Integrity Policy aims to protect information from intentional or erroneous changes in order to keep data reliable, accurate, and reliable.
All decisions made about network security must be implemented in order to pursue at least one of these principles. This means that MSPs need to ask whether each decision will ensure that the data is kept confidential, that its integrity will be protected, and that it will be made accessible to those authorized to access it.
Why are these network security ideas so important? Cyberattack attacks are on the rise, with a recent report from Positive Technologies showing that governments and health organizations are becoming the main victims of crime. The report also points out that the purpose of more than half of all cybercrime is data theft, and that financial gain was responsible for 42% of computer attacks on individuals — and after 30% of cyber attacks against organizations.
As our world becomes increasingly digital, we rely heavily on the internet and networks to work. This also requires that the Internet and networks provide us with a reliable and secure service.
However, as more and more of our personal data is stored in electronic storage and archives, cyber criminals are turning their attention to network systems. For this reason, it is important for MSPs and security support staff to provide clients with robust security systems that protect data from various harmful vectors.