Conducting network security audits on a regular basis allows your company to identify any holes in its defenses. You can't defend yourself unless you know your vulnerabilities.
Do your employees have clear guidelines on how they are supposed to use your company's network? Proper policies can make a difference.
If your network was destroyed or seized today, would your company be able to continue operating? The answer could mean the difference between sustained profitability and shutting down permanently.
When conducting this type of audit, our team will identify and build a network topology that determines connection speeds, IP addresses, WAN devices, Virtual devices and segmentation on the LAN. This we will use to compare to an IT manager's map (if one exists) to identify any stray devices on the network, or possibly those that have been removed without authorization. This allows your company to track your property and determine if anything is there that ought not to be. Keeping these maps updated can lead to a better understanding of your network and any problems that may arise on it.
When conducting this type of audit, our team will identify the configuration of all network devices (Routers, Firewalls, Switches, Servers, etc.) and verify that they are configured properly. We will be looking for detrimental factors that would affect the performance or routing of the network traffic. Problems within the routing tables, policies, prioritizing of protocols, quality of service, internal access points, etc. can easily be overlooked and are not at all obvious unless you know what to look for. We have specialized tools, probes and testing processes that will identify if and where a problem exists.
When conducting this type of audit, our team will focus on identifying all internal and external network access points. This is necessary to reveal unsecured or undesirable entry points to buildings or network segmentation, and will let you know where they are coming from. Using our assessment tools, we can help you make a decision on the levels of protection recommended for your network. This could included making changes to the configurations of the devices, changing the network topology, or even adding new security measures to the network infrastructure directly.
As the name implies, while conducting this type of audit, our team will focus on network optimization. Our engineers implement a series of stress tests on the network and identify how much traffic load the network can manage without losing data. This is critical for making sure that the configurations and prioritizing of services is implemented properly with the data load that you may require for your business operations to run smoothly. In a company, speed is everything, so why not make the most of the equipment you are using?
The worst has happened and your network collapsed! Have no fear! Our expert team is trained to assess and reconstruct a network based on your company's needs alone. We will work with you to collect information, identify changes made recently on the current equipment, make disaster recovery recommendations, identify problems that cannot be fixed with current equipment and change out equipment as per your request. This audit will leave your network squeaky clean and functional in no time at all.
While other audits deal mostly with the types of interactions your network has with the internet, these audits are used to identify targeted threats against your company's WiFi. Some cyber-attacks are made by local hackers using your public and private WiFi networks as a means to collect data. Identifying these threats early on could save your company in many ways. In order to conduct this type of audit, our team members go to your facilities and sweep the local area for threats. Once identified, they can be eliminated or quarantined.
A policy is a written set of rules, principles, and guidelines that are adopted by a company to govern daily activities and expectations of their employees, also known as the Operating Parameters of a company. Without these Operating Parameters in place, a company may be losing out on general efficiency, time, and money by constantly having to restate and redefine what employees should be doing. A policy creates a one-time, easily accessible, universal statement of the Operating Parameters that everyone in the company can refer to. This can save an employee the embarrassment of asking a question when they do not know what to do and it will save management the time it takes to repeatedly re-answer these questions. Comprehensive policies mean fewer questions asked and even more time and money saved. Comprehensive training sessions on these policies can further improve overall company efficiency. A policy is one of the primary keys to a successful and profitable corporation.
A policy is developed to express The Corporate Constants within a company. So, in short, policies apply to everybody within that company. No matter who they are, what their title is or even what department they are a part of, every employee must be held accountable to adhere to the policies developed by the company. This strategy is called Universal Deployment. While a company may develop different training materials and have specialized training sessions for specific employees, the information that everyone is being given is the same across the board. This means that while some policies are designed to apply to certain individuals within a company due to a policy’s focus on factors that relate to their jobs, the requirements of every employee to adhere to that policy never changes. This allows for very little misinterpretation of the company’s expectations of their employees and lowers the risk of discrimination lawsuits against the company.
A policy is needed when a facet of a company requires the aforementioned operating parameters. A company will deploy a policy if there is something to lose or some form of risk involved when an employee does not perform a task in a certain way or certain procedures are ignored. For example, how can an employee that is not doing what is expected of them be terminated when there isn’t a clear set of expectations laid out for them. There’s a legal minefield awaiting the employer who hasn’t made the company’s policies clear to all its employees. In this case, these policies must address issues of honesty (theft), issues of performance (persistent tardiness), and sexual misconduct. When a policy is put in place, it can mitigate the risk of a lawsuit against the company (Corporate Liabilities) and personally against both members of management and individuals within the general employee populous (Personal Liabilities).
Some customers, as well as government entities, will demand that a company has certain policies in place before they are willing to work with them (Corporate Compliance). If a company agrees to these terms and the customer finds out that there was a violation of their agreement, especially if it causes damages or could cause damages to the customer, the company can face many consequences. These can range from the demand for restitution or, in the more severe cases, incarceration of employees ranging from management to the lowest echelons of an organization and the possible immediate seizure of the company’s assets. Proper policies, when in place, can mitigate the risk of these occurrences, but only if the company has a strict adherence to them.
Our policy development team will work with you and your company to produce policies that fit your needs. This save you time, money, and effort. Give us a try and we will help you get your policies off the ground and into the hands of your employees in no time.
Whether hit by fire, flood, hurricane or common server failure, your business is completely vulnerable to a disaster. Businesses rely on information technology for all aspects of their operations. Employees use email and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) telephone systems to communicate. Servers process information and store large amounts of data required for business. Electronic data Interchange (EDI) is used to transmit data including orders and payments from one company to another. Desktops, laptops, IPads and wireless devices are used by employees to create, process, manage and communicate information daily. When the information technology stops working, what do you do?
Having an IT disaster recovery plan is essential and should be developed in conjunction with the business continuity plan. Technology recovery strategies should be developed to restore hardware, applications and data in time to meet the business needs for full recovery.
We offer a comprehensive consultation to review existing plans and setting up a seamless instant recovery of all business data that is vital to the your survival. The impact of data loss or corruption from hardware failure, human error, hacking or malware could be significant. Having a good plan for data backup and restore is essential. We make sure that your business avoids downtime or data loss.
At Code Red Audits, we pride ourselves in providing Total Cyber-Security Solutions. If you have any other IT related issues that you need assistance with, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to assist you.