Five signs an attacker is already in your network

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According to some estimates, attackers have infiltrated 96% of all networks, so you need to detect and stop them before they have time to escalate privileges, find valuable assets and steal data. 

The good news is an attack doesn’t end with an infection or a take-over of an endpoint; that is where it begins. From there an attack is highly active, and the attacker can be identified and stopped if you know how to find them. These five strategies will help.

* Search for the telltale signs of a breach.  Look for port scans, excessive failed log-ins and other types of reconnaissance as an attacker tries to map out your network.

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