How to Battle Summer Complacency in Endpoint Security

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According to Promisec research, more than 20 percent of endpoints at a typical organization contain risks undetected by their IT security teams – such as disabled antivirus or unauthorized software running. The best defense against potential breaches and attacks is knowing the status of every point-of-entry for attackers. By taking a holistic approach to endpoint security, and implementing tools to visualize your whole network from a centralized point, you set your IT and security teams up to be ready in the possibility of an attack.

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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