Network installations and relocations in London are a thriving enterprise, reflective of other major cities of the world. Networks are the lifeblood of communication, computing and of course, the Internet itself. Without a network, everything falls apart.

The smallest type of network is the local area network, which is typical of a small family in the city that needs to share resources such as printing, Internet connection, and files such as pictures and documents. A similar connectivity may also be found in a small office where the purpose is similar. Without a network, it’s easy to see why a lot of things can go haywire and costly.

In London, the archetypal European city, IT firms are busier than ever trying to serve the networking needs of their customers. Network relocations, by themselves, are a beehive of activity since companies big and small may need to move locations or set up new data centres at the drop of a hat. When this happens, sensitive and proprietary data must be protected at all cost.

Accordingly, businesses can’t afford to rely on a fly-by-night technology firm. For one, top of the line encryption must ensure that electronic intrusion is impossible. However, with the growing sophistication of the art and science of hacking, the goal of 100 % protection has become a lofty goal.

In a sense, such development is good from the business point of view of technology companies. Many London companies are willing to pay a premium for a more robust if not utterly impregnable data infrastructure. Also, the defensive mode of network specialists can only get stronger as it constantly encounters challenges from hackers.

The situation for the specialists can be likened to a castle drawbridge that needs to be made of a more durable material in order to stave off intruders. The constant threat of attacks works a lot like the Inoculation Theory. Network preparedness is that antidote that injects the data complex with a mild and controlled version of intrusion in order to boost the electronic immune system.

In order to achieve this effect, many enterprises hire so-called White Hat hackers who are licensed to kill networks for a fee. The results of their intrusion enable the companies involved to boost their security system. It’s like a fire drill–only, more involved. Also, the firm’s personnel, in general, are never supposed to know that there is a paid network assassin lurking in the system.

Otherwise, the whole exercise will be more like child’s play where the ultimate goal of network impregnability will never be fully realised. One perfect real life example is when the WannaCry 2.0 ransom ware attack hit Europe recently. Had most networks in the continent been more prepared by simply hiring penetration testers, the consequences would have been way less.