How to Battle Summer Complacency in Endpoint Security

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Do you know what your users, especially those with local admin privileges, were up to while you were on vacation? Now that you’re back at the office trading your iced coffee for pumpkin-flavored lattes, it’s time to ask what your users did while you were gone. For example, did anyone install remote-access tools to open files from the comfort of their lawn chairs or hotel? Most users don’t use complex passwords on tools that log them in remotely to their PC back in the office. You want to discover this software, and remove it quickly, before someone else gains access to their laptop, and then your data.

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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