Web Security: What does the Network issue category address?

Modified on: Mon, 30 Aug, 2021 at 5:14 PM

In Web Security, each potential weakness or vulnerability found on your domain will be categorized within one of our three categories; Web Application, Server and Network. This article gives an overview of the Network category.

What is meant by Network issues in this case?

The Network category relates to potential vulnerabilities in the form of malicious activity happening in or towards your domain and its networks. This will help expose bad actors that are trying to exploit or attack your organization via these channels.

It could also be used to identify compromised devices within your network that are trying to communicate with a command and control service outside your network. This allows you to proactively find and address the compromised devices in question.

It's worth noting here that Web Security is a tool that audits and monitors your external-facing network traffic and endpoints, and as such does not check internal systems or routines.

What are examples of issues found within the Network category?

Generally, issues in this category relate to malware activity, attacks towards your network over time, Sender Policy Framework (SPF) records or phishing attempts.

Examples of issues found within this category include Malware Events, Attacks Detected and SPF Records Missing.

Descriptions for how to assess and address these issues are found within the module, as well as a full overview of all issues and the pages on your domains that are affected.

Who would typically be involved when trying to solve these issues?

The person or team that addressed these issues will vary according to how you’ve structured your teams, who is responsible for which parts of the network and whether you are utilizing external help. Having said that, the end-users that will fix these issues typically fall within the areas of network management, IT/Cyber-security, and IT management.


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