How to Battle Summer Complacency in Endpoint Security

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Recent cyber attacks have shown that simply disabling antivirus software is enough to cause millions of dollars in damage if hackers seize the opportunity to use endpoints as their platform for attack. It can be easy to lose track of which endpoints have disabled antivirus software. Did your A/V vendor release an update during the summer months? It’s not only critical to ensure your antivirus is activated, but also up to date. This applies to all software, such as Java or Adobe. How many Microsoft patch Tuesdays did you miss this summer? Now is the time to catch up, and get your endpoints up-to-date.

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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