The challenge of network security is amplified by the fact that many network admins only think about encryption and their SSL Certificates on an irregular basis. As seen with the Heartbleed bug, this can be detrimental to a company. This whitepaper touches on Heartbleed and some of the most common areas that companies inadvertently leave exposed to attackers.
Flaws in your penetration testing protocols, unencrypted FTP, and “stand still” servers are common IT problems that challenge most network security professionals. In addition, overworked staffs often think about encryption and their SSL Certificates on an irregular basis. This paper outlines these and other vulnerabilities likely lurking in your network.
Closing the common vulnerabilities highlighted in this paper will remove the low-hanging fruit that hackers are looking for. A few of the network weaknesses that are explored include: