How to Battle Summer Complacency in Endpoint Security

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Employees taking time off to hit the beach may return to the office with serious risks, such as a missed patch, antivirus, or hotfix update; a new program or blacklisted app; or a host of other endpoint security issues. Maybe the only Internet available at their beach cottage was a neighbor’s unsecured connection or the Starbucks’ free Wi-Fi down the street. Now is the time to check all endpoints for malware that could have been installed on an unsecure network, and move quickly to fix any vulnerabilities.

As an IT professional, you know that endpoints are where attackers seek to exploit vulnerabilities, commit cyber fraud and conduct other malicious activity. But often, the more lackadaisical summer months can lead to security complacency with staff shortages, long weekends and roaming employees. Just because your company wasn’t the victim of a major breach this past summer doesn’t mean that your endpoints as potential points-of-entry are secure. Now is an ideal time for security professionals to double down on visibility efforts to identify issues that may have arisen during the dog days of summer.

Here are some tips and tricks, identified by Dan Ross, CEO at Promisec, for ensuring your organization is ready to start the fall with an effective strategy for monitoring threats and getting ahead of endpoint vulnerabilities – before you’re the victim of an attack.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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