Endpoint attacks are on the rise. In a recent survey, 64% of organizations say they experienced an endpoint attack this year, which is up by 20% compared to 2017. As a result, the average cost of an endpoint attack is costing organizations more than $7 million or about $763 per endpoint.
Source: Help Net Security
Organizations are shifting away from the normal workplace structure thanks to the addition of freelancers and remote workers. This makes companies more vulnerable to cyberattacks since they are unable to manage and keep track of all the devices in their network. This makes endpoints good targets for hackers to get into your organization.
Why You Need to Secure Your Endpoints
Endpoint security is used to protect the devices (laptops, computers, tablets, etc.) that are connected to the corporate network. It usually involves software being installed within the network and devices.
Endpoint security is necessary to secure company data in the event a device is lost or compromised. It also helps to prevent endpoint attacks, such as zero day exploits, malware infections and data breaches.
How You Can Improve Endpoint Security
Manage your devices: Any device within your network that is connected to the internet is susceptible to being attacked. This includes items you may not think about like your printers and cameras. Using a BYOD policy can help regulate how your employees use their devices when connecting to the company network. Companies can also consider providing secure devices to their employees for travel or remote work.
Encrypt your data: Besides protecting your devices, you must also secure your data. All important data should already be encrypted, whether it’s at rest (stored in the cloud or on your servers) or in transit (being used via apps or email). 256 Bit AES Encryption is one of the strongest and most secure encryption standards used worldwide. It is an algorithm that encrypts and decrypts data in blocks of 256 bits.
Secure your connections: In order to protect your data, you need to make sure your network connections are protected. Using a security management system like a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) will help detect suspicious behaviour across your network. Our SIEM system uses global threat intelligence and custom use cases to analyze data across your devices. This data is then correlated with known malicious behaviour to determine if a threat is taking place. Our security experts then work to remediate any security alerts generated by the SIEM.
Use an endpoint security solution: Using a secure endpoint solution, like our Secure IT – Endpoint, provides greater protection than just using basic protection like an antivirus or firewall. Our endpoint solution uses advanced features like machine learning, behavioural analytics, SIEM and leading-edge software to provide monitored and managed protection. Contact us for more information on how we can protect your endpoints.