Top 10 Network Security Threats

Published on: March, 14th 2011 | Under: Computer Networking


With cyber threats more common than ever, there have to be certain ways around the disasters some of us are forced to encounter. One researcher at Fortinet, a network security software provider, offered his observations on the top 10 threats that can harm networks from the inside and ways to combat them.

According to the researchers, the top 10 internal network vulnerabilities are:

  • cyber crimeUSB drives Laptops and netbooks
  • Wireless access points
  • Miscellaneous USB devices (digital cameras, MP3 players, etc.)
  • Employees borrowing others’ machines or devices
  • the Trojan Human (attackers who visit sites disguised as employee personnel or contractors)
  • Optical media (CDs, DVDs, etc.)
  • Lack of employee alertness
  • Smartphones
  • Email

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About Kim Weinberger

Kim Weinberger is the National Director of Business Development - Computer Services for Computer Troubleshooters Global. Kim has a long-standing relationship with Computer Troubleshooters that began when she and her husband bought a technology franchise in Fond du Lac, WI, in 2003. In addition to her role as a franchise owner and operator, Kim also served as a Regional Director for four years and then as an Assistant National Director for five years. In 2012, Kim became the Director of Operations for the Computer Troubleshooters Global franchise and the Geeks On Call franchise, which has since merged with Computer Troubleshooters. In 2016, Kim's role shifted to managing the growth and development of computer services for Computer Troubleshooters Global, as well as the CPR Cell Phone Repair franchise.