What is a network security audit?
A network security audit is a risk assessment or review of your network security measures, frameworks and protocols. It is used to assess your current level of defence and identify potential network vulnerabilities, entry points for attacks, and other areas in your security infrastructure that may require improvement. Performing a network security audit is a critical step to understanding how well your organisation is protected against cyber threats – both internal and external. Network security audits are not a one-off activity and should be performed on an ongoing basis to ensure your network security evolves as your business and the threat landscape it operates in changes.
Benefits of network security audits.
Identify potential threats to your network
Ensure the protection of valuable business data
Locate system problems and inefficiencies
Gain a better understanding of your network security
Protect your business from a data breach
Strengthen company policies and practices
Why is network security so important?
Nearly all business operations are reliant on digital connectivity in some way. As your network is the foundation of connectivity in business, it is a prime target for hackers. A successful data breach or attack can result in significant financial and reputational loss. That’s why it’s vital to maintain an effective network security infrastructure that detects potential threats and protects your business from a breach.
A network security audit is the best way to get an understanding of your current network security stance so you can take steps to make it stronger. Identify where your weaknesses are, establish the risk level, and develop ways to improve your network security. Detect your risks, correct your risks, and protect your business.
Network security audits from 848.
Our team of network security specialists can perform a range of network security audits that meet your unique requirements. From high-level risk assessments to detailed, in-depth audits that dig deep into your network security framework. Our team adhere to industry leading best practices and frameworks. A network security audit is a systematic process, where our team will look to analyse and assess the core elements of your network. This includes reviewing the vulnerabilities across routers, switches, firewalls and wireless infrastructure. We will assess:
- Network security
- Control implementation
- Network availability
- Management practices
- Overall performance
The network security audit process entails a thorough review of your network. This includes the system architecture, the connections to external networks, access control and privileges for users, the checks and balances in place and more.
The key areas a CRM system supports.
Our team of security specialists can deliver a range of security assessments in addition to network security audits. Security audits and vulnerability assessments are a core component of any data protection and risk management strategy. They provide your business with a deeper understanding of your security across your business. We offer a range of security assessments to identify, control and mitigate all forms of cybersecurity risks across your entire IT infrastructure. 848 offers security audits on:
- Identity and access management
- Cloud security
- Microsoft 365
- Endpoint security
- Privileged access model
- Firewall security
- Security software
- Data and information protection
- Application security
- Shadow IT
Do you hold any security certifications?
Yes – 848 is proud to be Cyber Essentials Plus Certified. Cyber Essentials is a leading UK certification backed by the government and the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre). The certification is awarded to organisations that demonstrate the adoption of the core principles for robust IT security.
Earning the accreditation provides organisations with a badge of honour regarding their capabilities and understanding in the arenas of cyber security and threat protection. The Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation is awarded to organisations after security controls are reviewed by an independent, qualified assessor.
Our network security audits are delivered by qualified security specialists and network security experts. We have dedicated network and security practices who support organisations in building and maintaining robust network security systems.
848 has also been awarded advanced security accreditations from Microsoft. We hold the Identity and Access Management Advanced Specialisation and the Information Protection and Governance Advanced Specialisation. This validates our leading expertise in securing solutions and implementing information security and governance policies.
Your Dedicated Microsoft Solutions Partner.
848 is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Partner for Modern Work, Azure Infrastructure and Digital & App Innovation, with 6 Microsoft Specializations. This demonstrates our leading knowledge and expertise in the design, build and implementation of solutions underpinned by Microsoft technologies.