Your Endpoint is an Entry Point for Attack

By: Shin Fujikawa | 9/6/2016

As the number of endpoints and applications within an enterprise surges, so do the threats. This expanded attack surface has the potential to create millions of potential points of ingress for cyber criminals.  However, protecting this attack surface is not as straightforward as traditional network security used to be. With risk points literally walking in and out of your organization daily, issues such as weak passwords, insider threats and cloud app use are all amplified.

In a recent article that I contributed to Security Brief Asia,  I discuss how these the security landscape has changed in light of this new mass of entry points.

How the IT Security Focus Has Changed

  • The threat lies beyond the network, where endpoint vulnerabilities may put corporate data or network access at risk.
  • Attacks can come from anywhere. They are internal or external. They target the network, software or even the users themselves. Most involve more than one type of attack.
  • Effectively protecting a moving target requires tools that give you visibility across all endpoints. Control over the device becomes paramount with features like remote capabilities to monitor data, device and user activity and lock down devices or data at risk.
  • A layered approach to security is the ideal framework to improve data security, along with education and processes to support the solutions in place.

Effective data security requires a balance between breach prevention and response. Which tools and processes can be brought in to identify, respond to and remediate security incidents? Solutions such as Absolute DDS can help organizations quickly respond to data that may be at risk. Absolute offers a persistent connection to endpoint devices and automated alerts. By remotely locking devices or deleting data, organizations can stop a security incident in its tracks and take control.

Read the full article Why Every Endpoint is a Potential Entry Point on Security Brief Asia.

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