Is Securing Endpoints The Future?
I recently read through Verizon's Data Breach Report posted this year (2020), and it shows that close to 85% of all data thefts or breaches to a sensitive data is financially motivated. These threats prosecute to the company's financial data, intellectual property, health records, and, most importantly, customer identities, which sell on the dark web like a freshly baked apple pie.
Around 70% of these breaches are external, making endpoint detection and security a crucial part of cybersecurity, which are either a part of an enormous organized crime or individuals based out in far-off locations.
Verizon's data source is an upsetting reality that hits you unexpectedly hard and also shows you the importance of being ready with your solutions. A more shocking statistic is that these cyber criminals are all crime funded and look out for unprotected endpoints.
The question here is:Why is such a threat so scary to the enterprises?
The lack of rigor around the asset management is volcanic new threats as companies don't often analyse the current health aspect of their infrastructure. For some companies Asset Management can be as deep as marina trench in pacific leading to a partial or no protection against threats.
Reading through the same report, almost 24% of these threats or breaches were the ones involving Cloud assents. If you consult a Information Security officer or an EDR implementation expert, they would tell you that the most valuable lessonthey couldlearnfrom this time of pandemic is that they didn't migrate to the cloud quickly enough. While migrating to cloud does provide a strength to the workforce, they are also are penetrable to high risk levels.
While migrating to a cloud does provide a strength to the workforce, they also are penetrable to high risk levels.
Today's environment requires a rule that CISO's prefer to have an on-premise cloud SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) and security applications. The future of cyber security relies on Cloud based endpoints and the number of applications they support since most of the enterprises are looking to migrate their work environments to cloud.
Over 60% of the breaches within hacking involves brute force attacking or using lost credentials. The most valuable insights from the Verizon report suggests the priority of cybercriminals is placing personal access credentials.
By keeping an endpoint software updated, monitoring the activity levels andchange of any configuration,you can try to shut down a potential breach which in a way can lead to more proprietary damage and compliance.
What we need is more insightful analytical data on health of each system deployed and added to the company's infrastructure. There are multiple dashboards available that can fetch you the required data, however,I mostly rely on EDR that suit my business requirement and enhances the scalability of my resources.
As a conclusion, I can foresay that Autonomous endpoints that can self assess, regenerate an OS and configure are the upmost future of cybersecurity. While the companies are focused on budget savings, the Information Security officers focus on anticipating and protecting the enterprise from these stealth level breaches.
Bridging the gaps in asset management along with securing every endpoint is something that would leads to an uninterrupted and secure business practice today.
To understand the difference between a secured Endpoint solution and an Anti Virus, here is a table that we can go through:
Ayukul’s Managed EDR
- Help prevent ransomware by rolling back devices to their pre-infection state.
- Use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect and prevent both current and emerging threats, with continual updates to the platform.
- Monitor processes before, during, and after execution, to prevent new threats from slipping in.
- Monitor your systems in real-time.
- Keep device performance fast with continual monitoring.
- Can't roll back to a pre-infection state, increasing your ransomware risks.
- Use signatures to identify threats, meaning capabilities lag behind cyber-attackers’ latest strategies.
- Fly blind during execution, creating an entry point for new threats from savvy attackers .
- Rely on daily or weekly scans, increasing your risks .
- Can slow down your device performance with long scans.