10 Common Network Vulnerabilities and How to Prevent Them

Did you know that most companies are affected by high-risk network vulnerabilities?

In this article, I will go over the definition of a network vulnerability, as well as the most common types that businesses have to deal with. So, if you want to find out what they are and what makes them particularly dangerous for your enterprise, keep reading.

As always, stay tuned until the end for some actionable advice on how to protect your enterprise and its assets against network vulnerabilities.

What is a Network Vulnerability?

As per the ISO/IEC 27005 set of standards, vulnerabilities can be classified according to the type of asset they belong to. Thus, your enterprise can deal with:

software vulnerabilities, hardware vulnerabilities, personnel vulnerabilities, organizational vulnerabilities, or network vulnerabilities.

A network vulnerability is a weakness in a system or its design that could be exploited by an attacker to breach a company’s security and set off a cyberattack. Depending on where said weakness is located, we can classify network vulnerabilities into two categories: internal and external.

An internal network vulnerability is usually caused by misconfigurations, bugs, poorly written code, or even employees. External network vulnerabilities are represented by the devices or platforms

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