sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Posted:  10 Jul 2008
Published:  01 Jan 2005
Format:  PDF
Length:  3  Page(s)
Type:  Technical Article
Language:  English
Every SMB should have a written (and thoughtfully prepared) network-security plan in place.

The following tips should help you develop, and win support for, an effective network-security plan:

  • Focus on return on value rather than return on investment. Consider the potentially devastating impact of security breaches such as loss of revenue or customer litigation
  • Never assume network attacks will only come from outsiders. Loyal employees can inadvertently create security vulnerabilities, and disgruntled or former employees can cause considerable damage
  • Don't be tempted to confront security concerns with a piecemeal approach rather than a single, unified strategy
  • Work with others within your company to develop and implement security strategies, focusing on technology, training, physical site security, and more
  • Find the right balance between security and usability. The more secure your network is, the more difficult it can be to use


James A. Martin

Marketing | Network Security | Security Breach | SMBs

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