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THE THREAT

 

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Your network faces the following threats, with the first threats listed being the most common:

 

1) INTERNAL THREATS

Source

• Departing employees

• Disgruntled or harassing employees

• Curious or negligent employees

• Intruders

 

Results

• Liability for employee actions, such as sexual harassment or possession of pornography

• Disclosure of Intellectual Property

• Loss of trade secret protections

• Violation of regulations such as HIPAA

• Loss of productivity due to unmonitored web surfing and personal email usage

• Unknown devices can reside on your system

 

2) COMMUNICATION THREATS

Source

• User error – emails sent to the wrong party

• Employee installation of unauthorized wireless access points or modems

• Hackers opening backdoors through email

• Man-in-the-middle alteration or interception of email

 

Results

• Loss of intellectual property

• Loss of content authenticity and source authenticity (non-reputability)

• Loss of attorney-client privilege and work product protection

• Loss of trade secret protections and violation of regulations

• You spread viruses, worms and Trojans to your clients

 

3) EXTERNAL THREATS

Source

• Former employees Hackers Competitors

 

Results

• Shutdown of your network or loss of network resources

• Worms and viruses infect you and your clients

• Liability for your system being used as a “zombie” to launch attacks on other systems

• Hackers use your system to store pornography

• Loss of client confidence

 

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