The Internet Connects the World—Protect Yourself
When you install a window in your home to view the world outside, you also open a view inside your home to a curious passing neighbor or stranger whose intent, whether good or bad, you do not know.
The same is true about your network when you connect it to the Internet. The difference is that the view inside is no longer restricted to a curious passing neighbor or stranger who must be physically near your network. It is open to a security breach from anywhere across the globe.
The Internet connects networks that span the world and more. Humans controlling computers traverse the Internet; so do robotic software algorithms that can scan information at blinding speed.
It is for this reason that engineers who manage vital corporate networks protect their networks with technologies that differ from those suitable for homes. Why?
Corporate digital assets are more valuable than those stored in homes. This makes corporate networks more attractive than home networks to those with bad intent. Note, however, that if the focus shifts to computing power instead of digital data, home networks become just as attractive as corporate networks.
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