Error Detection

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Error Detection in cybersecurity refers to techniques that enable reliable delivery of digital data over unreliable communication channels, protecting the integrity of the data. Many communication channels are subject to channel noise, and these errors may be introduced during transmission from the source to a receiver. Error detection techniques allow detecting such errors, while error correction enables reconstruction of the original data in most cases.

What does this mean for an SMB?

Error Detection is an essential part of TCP/IP communications that ensures what you send from point A arrives at point B reliably and accurately without loss of content or data. Over-prescribed networks, or excessively large flat networks can lead to the need for more Error correction than is appropriate.  If you find your network communications slow down during peak periods, it may be time for a network engineer to come and examine the networks performance.  Managed Service Providers are an excellent source for such audits.  They can also examine your Wi-Fi networks to determine coverage and a host of other helpful things.
Additional Security Suggestions from CyberHoot
A solid network with good segmentation and few errors detected, can help your cybersecurity program immensely.   CyberHoot would be remiss if we didn’t mention a variety of other defense-in-depth measures you should consider for your company’s protection.
A risk assessment is a great way to determine gaps in your cybersecurity program. Once you’ve determined your gaps, you can plan how to spend your finite time and money addressing them. CyberHoot recommends your risk assessment examines whether you’re doing the following best practices: 
  1. Govern employees with policies and procedures. You need a password policy, an acceptable use policy, an information handling policy, and a written information security program (WISP) at a minimum.
  2. Train employees on how to spot and avoid phishing attacks. Adopt a Learning Management system like CyberHoot to teach employees the skills they need to be more confident, productive, and secure.
  3. Test employees with Phishing attacks to practice. CyberHoot’s Phish testing allows businesses to test employees with believable phishing attacks and put those that fail into remedial phish training.
  4. Deploy critical cybersecurity technology including two-factor authentication on all critical accounts. Enable email SPAM filtering, validate backups, deploy DNS protection, antivirus, and anti-malware on all your endpoints.
  5. In the modern Work-from-Home era, make sure you’re managing personal devices connecting to your network by validating their security (patching, antivirus, DNS protections, etc) or prohibiting their use entirely.
  6. If you haven’t had a risk assessment by a 3rd party in the last 2 years, you should have one now. Establishing a risk management framework in your organization is critical to addressing your most egregious risks with your finite time and money.
  7. Buy Cyber-Insurance to protect you in a catastrophic failure situation. Cyber-Insurance is no different than Car, Fire, Flood, or Life insurance. It’s there when you need it most.

All of these recommendations are built into CyberHoot the product or CyberHoot’s vCISO Services. With CyberHoot you can govern, train, assess, and test your employees. Visit and sign up for our services today. At the very least continue to learn by enrolling in our monthly Cybersecurity newsletters to stay on top of current cybersecurity updates.

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