Week 7 DQ 1 - have the proper software to prevent hackers...

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What are some of the greatest security risks to a wide area network? Provide an example of one risk and discuss the potential consequences and possible precautions. Some of the greatest security risks to a wide area network would be humans, hackers, and viruses. Humans are the greatest threats to a wide area network because they are able to cause errors in every possible way. Humans often make mistakes that allows for hackers and viruses to gain access to the network. Humans also set up networks that are not well protected and do not
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Unformatted text preview: have the proper software to prevent hackers and viruses from accessing it. Hackers are able to gain access to a network and make changes and steal important information from a company. This can cause a great deal of damage to a company. Hackers also steal people’s important personal information and use it for their benefit. Viruses can be very dangerous to a network because they can cause the network to slow down and crash. This causes a company downtime, loss of money and even missing data....
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