Network Security Facts & Stats

All it takes is 1 lost phone without a password for all your corporate data to become available to anyone.

Are your employees’ smartphones an open door to your secure network & critical data? Mobile computing is becoming an increasingly vital component of every businesses operation. As end users access critical business information, communicate with customers, and leverage mobile devices to support day-to-day activities, you need bulletproof network security and oversight solutions. Contact GGNet Technologies to discuss your mobile security needs.

32% of computers with up-to-date anti-virus software are currently infected.

This alarming data comes from a recent SurfRight study. In contrast, 46% of computers without up-to-date anti-virus are currently infected. Although these numbers are alarming, we believe there is a more important message here. Anti-virus is a great tool, but the main factor is user awareness. Safe usage will maintain safe computers, while unsafe usage will likely overcome obstacles, like anti-virus, to get a computer infected. Only 14% is left up to chance. Aside from our experience in identifying and removing viruses, GGNet can help develop and enforce safer end-user practices, maintaining a truly secure network. Ask us how—contact us today.

In healthcare, 66% of reported data breaches involve mobile devices.

This data breach data comes from Project Health Design. Do you have mobile security protocols in place? Authentication, data encryption, securing the wifi network, and providing immediate remote wipes of lost or stolen devices are among the practices we can address to help you stay HIPAA-compliant when you are handling electronic Patient Health Information (ePHI). Talk to GGNet about a network security audit and threat mitigation to protect your data.

Recent evidence and surveys show a large number of secure products, including firewalls and routers, use a default password or no password.

Many problems are observed with passwords for "secure" networks, including default passwords, blank passwords, easy-to-guess passwords, weak network security policies, and lack of employee training to secure passwords. GGNet is familiar with these problems and is experienced both in securing your network and in securely documenting it, so lost or forgotten passwords never become an issue.

33% of DNS servers on the Web are spoofable, and nearly all servers forgo employing DNS security.

This scenario makes DNS servers vulnerable to multiple attacks, compromising both user data and website credibility. A major way hackers can steal information from regular Web users is through DNS attacks, including DNS cache poisoning, DNS spoofing, and DNS ID hacking. Upon a successful attack on a website's DNS server, a hacker can gather data sent between the server and user, unknown to both—or the hacker can redirect the user to his own website. In either case, the hacker is able to collect secure data without needing to compromise the web application or the user's computer. has identified 33% of DNS servers as spoofable, making them vulnerable to these attacks. However, the only true way to prevent all DNS attacks is to employ standard DNS security. Surprisingly, Verisign Labs has determined only 126,427 of the 119,586,547 .com and .net domains employ DNS security—less than 0.2%. GGNet maintains secure DNS servers employing DNS security protocols, and can help maintain security and credibility of your websites and applications.

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