Defining the threats
Common threats to network security are not limited to malware, like worms, spyware and ransomware, typically handled with anti-virus and malware software. Employees that fail to change or implement sophisticated passwords regularly pose serious threats from phishing attacks and scams.
In fact, not only your employees, but guests and contractors threaten the security of your intellectual property from theft or inappropriate use of sensitive information. Bringing your own device to work and Internet of Things (IoT) devices on the network, especially if invisible, contribute even more risks.
Clear visibility is vital in creating segmentation and remediation procedures. Many of these devices are hacked to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that can drown your systems into failure.