Top 5 things to know about network attacks

Your network needs to be accessible. It's how your business operates and how your company's workflow stays efficient. Your network also needs to be closed off from the bad folks. Network attacks are on the rise. Sometimes intruders want to steal data, sometimes they just want to cause havoc--possibly to get you to pay a ransom, other times they don't even want you to know they're there. They just want to spy. Whatever they're up to, you don't want them there. Here are five things to know about network attacks.

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Knowing is half the battle, so just knowing about threats like these gets you part way to making your network more secure--you know, when you do something about it.

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