Why network security is essential

Why network security is essential

Massimo from Priority Networks weighs in on the ten most important reasons why network security is an advantage and essential component to your daily operations. (Source: TIS!, 10 Reasons Why Network Security is Important, December 15, 2021, Emmaline Soken-Huberty,


Number one on the list, cybersecurity is an integral part of network security. The article explains that the terms network security and cybersecurity can be used interchangeably. Cybersecurity is an umbrella term indicating anything related to protecting a network and device. Massimo from Priority Networks shares, “cybersecurity or network security protects your daily operations, which includes the network and the connected devices. It is also essential that data, including private information, purchases, banking, clinic tests results, applications, or forms, is protected at all costs. Insufficient security will allow those with ill intentions to intercept your most valuable information and use it against you.”


Number two on the list explains how network security protects your data. Massimo from Priority Networks agrees, “Compromised data can lead to violation of (private information) client confidentiality, financial loss or legal repercussion, and reputation impairment. Unauthorized users can cause irrevocable damage that will be difficult to recover from. Any time taken to recover from the damages will interrupt daily operations and workflow, preventing your business from going forward. Invest in quality network security systems; you will not regret it.” 


Number three on the list, network security protects client data. Client, customer, or patient data is sensitive information. It is up to the business owner or company to implement protective measures. Massimo from Priority Networks expresses, “client confidentiality is your number one priority whether you own a small business, large corporation or provide a service. Especially when it comes to medical and financial institutions. Those who do not have a professional network security system in place should know what signs indicate that a virus or potential threat is intercepting your system. For example, pop-up ads, frequent error messages, mysterious emails sent from your account without your knowledge, random addition of applications, lagging or slow performance functions, and missing files. If you have encountered any of these signs, your system requires immediate attention and action.” 


Number four on the list explains how network security is required, especially when your organization needs to comply with specific regulations. Massimo from Priority Networks suggests, “when investigating which security measures your business requires, it is always best to consult the professionals in the industry. A highly skilled IT network company has extensive knowledge of which security systems will be most compatible and will efficiently execute protection, detection, and prevention.” 


Number five highlights how network security can improve your network’s performance. Massimo from Priority Networks shares, “the quicker a threat is detected and addressed, the fewer interruptions you will experience. Therefore, you will maintain daily productivity levels and efficient daily operations. For this reason, paid anti-virus is a crucial component to support your security measures. Most paid anti-virus programs will immediately identify the threat. Paid anti-virus will also update and alert you on new threats or any suspicious activity involving personal information. Therefore, by alerting you instantly, you can take the appropriate action. Paid anti-virus also offers 24/hour support with rapid response times along with a team dedicated to combating active threats.”


Number six on the list explains the importance of protection against ransomware. The article shares a story of how the group Darkside hacked the Colonial Pipeline in the United States. The group was paid millions in cryptocurrency to get the pipeline back online. Massimo from Priority Networks agrees, “as the article mentions, ransomware is a real threat and is quite common. Once ransomware infiltrates your network, you will no longer have access to sensitive client or business information. You are essentially locked out, and your files will be encrypted. The threat of having your files erased unless you pay up is devastating. Efficient network security systems and measures will ensure you are fully protected.”


Number seven on the list emphasizes that cyber-attacks are on the rise, referencing the Colonial Pipeline story. Massimo from Priority Networks expresses, “any time there is an upgrade, new technology, new networking systems, you need the appropriate security to match the requirements. A simple example, when you buy a new phone, you also purchase the respected protective phone case. A year from now, there will be a new phone model, and your old phone case will not fit

the requirements of your new device. Therefore, as the article mentions, as networks expand, so do their vulnerabilities and will need updated protection.”


Number eight highlights the costly disadvantage of not having proper network security measures. A cyber attack will leave your pockets drained. Affecting your emotional wellbeing as well. Massimo from Priority Networks shares, “by investing in the quality network security systems, you can potentially save yourself and your company from having to pay out thousands, if not millions of dollars for your data or recovery.” 


Number nine shares insights on how network security could be a great career choice. Massimo from Priority Networks expresses, “network security is definitely a lucrative industry. Technology is here to stay. As it grows and continues to develop, it will need skilled members to support, maintain, and install all of its features.”  


Lastly, the article mentions how everything is dependant on technology. Therefore, security needs to endure and meet those demands as well. Massimo from Priority Networks agrees, “technology can be found in every corner of our lives. Whether it’s a part of our work environment or our lifestyle, technology has come a long way and will continue to dominate. There is a substantial reliance on the many advantages technology has to offer. This also means that there is much to lose if security measures are breached, and sensitive data are violated. Network security is undeniably an essential asset.” 

Massimo DeRocchis

My life has been surrounded with computers since I was a child, from my first job as a Computer Assembly Assistant to the current ownership of Priority Networks, a dental focused networking company. Starting with an Apple computer connecting to other networks when I was only 13 years old, I quickly knew this passion would lead to bigger ventures. As the internet started to evolve, I immediately worked for an Internet Service Provider (ISP). This gave me insight to the power of worldwide internet communications and the capabilities of sharing data across multiple networks simultaneously. The dedication towards this field has given me the advantage of understanding new technologies and grasping complicated issues quickly from software, hardware, networking, security, management and much more. As a Computer Network Manager for Tesma International, a division of Magna International, I gained the experience of becoming a qualified NAI Network Sniffer, EDI Communications Specialist, Head Securities Manager, MRP Manufacturing Integration Manager, and received several enhanced managerial and technological training courses. Moving forward to today, I apply all my knowledge, training and years of solid network experience to deliver the very best support to all my customers at Priority Networks.