What is Endpoint Security?
Endpoint security is the process of securing devices that are connected to the enterprise network. These end user devices vary from mobile, laptops, desktop PCS and hardware such as servers in a data center. Encryption of data on endpoints helps protect against data leaks and loss.
Why is Endpoint Security Important?
Every device can be an entry point for threats and if it is connected to the network that can lead to a larger catastrophe. Now that companies have adopted BYOD practices and work from home schemes or remote/mobile employees, the enterprise network security perimeter has dissolved.
With the number of breaches that have taken place over the last two years, this should be a wakeup call for businesses to prioritize security.
Hackers have increasingly started using fileless malware in attacks because malware running in memory is a lot harder to detect and stop than malware installed on systems.
What is fileless malware?
Attackers do not install software on a victim’s machine instead, tools that are built-in to windows are hijacked and used to carry out attacks. This means that discovering fileless attacks are very challenging.
Next generation attacks like ransomware and advance phishing are increasing every year, these attacks require next-generation security controls that can stop and control these advanced attacks than traditional security solutions that are no longer adequate.
Cybercriminals have incredible resources available to them. As organisations turn to the latest artificial intelligence and cognitive solutions to help defend against cybercriminal techniques, cybercriminals will use variant of those technologies to augment their own strategies.
Emails are the most persistent endpoint security vulnerabilities. Hackers use this platform to take advantage of employees’ cybersecurity ignorance.
We are going to end this blog with some stats over here:
- 92.4% of malware is delivered via email, according to the Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report.
- According to Trend Micro, phishing constitutes 87% of high-risk email threats in 2018.
- 15.5% of malicious emails disguise themselves as a bill according to the 2019 Symantec Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR).
What is your security goal for your endpoints in 2020?
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