Managed Computer Consulting Glossary

Network Security Consulting (Glossary Definition)

Posted by SP Home Run Inc. Marketing Team

Jul 2, 2012 1:51:00 PM

Network Security Consulting Glossary DefinitionFirms that are concerned with their security are increasingly turning to network security consulting services to find weaknesses in their systems and to fix these vulnerabilities before someone else exploits them.

System Design

If your company lacks in-house IT security expertise, the best way to ensure your system’s security is to bring in professional consultants to design it from the ground up.

By starting fresh, consultants don’t have to worry about legacy weaknesses that may be left over from someone else’s work.

Security Audit

If you already have an IT system in place, the network security consulting process starts by trying to use known exploits to compromise your network. (see related article on Ethical Hacker Certification Creates Spies of the Tech World)

If any of these exploits work, the consultant will take corrective measures. High-end consultancies will go into even greater depth and look for unique weaknesses that may exist in your system due to peculiarities in network architecture or the OS and software packages being used.

System Recovery

If your system is compromised, it’s hard to know whether you can ever trust it again. The hackers may have left a virus or backdoor to cause further problems in the future. Network security consulting aspires to find and eliminate any remaining traces from a previous attack.

Did you use network security consulting services to setup your network or look for vulnerabilities? Tell us your experiences in the comment section below.

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