Network Risk Assessment

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If I were hired as a consultant to secure all network devices for a large firm, there are a few things that I would have to do to determine the needs of an organization. I would have to examine a few aspects in regards to the employees, software and hardware. Identifying software and hardware assets that need to be safeguarded, as well as what is required to defend personnel is also necessary. Many establishments prefer that most or all procedures could be mechanized, but there are still certain things that must be done manually.
Ensuring network security should not be taking as an expense that will not help an organization to produce more and be more efficient. As an alternative of thinking about network security as a technical concern, companies must consider it a business continuity concern. Networks have developed to be a rudimentary part of undertaking a business in the present day. This makes security planning as serious and as important to a business as sales and marketing.
As a consultant, I will review all of the processes and devices and try my best to make them automated. There will also be steps taking to have backups in the event of automated failures. The review of customer data, business data and property would also be something to do. I would also have to examine were this data and information are stored and how easily it can be accessed. A Disaster Recovery Plan is another thing that I will have to put together.
With this in place it will make sure that servers and other devices are safeguarded and are in a location where it will not be impacted by a disaster. After looking at the potential risks that were discovered in a risk analysis, I would have to take measures in order for mitigation. A very effective way in doing this would be by Pen-Testing.
This is a very good option to discover weak points in the firm. I would of course have to…...

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