How endpoint security can prevent cybercriminal activity

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Is It Possible To Build A Robust Endpoint Protection System?

The security-threat landscape is evolving at a rapid speed. The security measures which are effective today may not be so tomorrow. Under such circumstances, one question which has long remained unanswered is: what needs to go into an endpoint protection or security system to make it robust enough to successfully counter today’s security threats? And also whether it is possible to create such a foolproof robust endpoint protection system in the first place?

The answer seems to be emerging in the form of converged endpoint security. Modern endpoint security systems are expected to focus more on detection and response rather than just being a traditional antimalware and antispyware tools like they used to be a while ago. But converged

endpoint security is much more than an EDR (endpoint detection and response system).

Converged Endpoint Security? What Is It?

Converged endpoint security system is a system which can think on its own and offer valuable suggestions to SOC analysts (security operations center) who, based on these suggestions, can do some important decision-making. The first converged endpoint security system was released only recently in the market.

Not Just Analytics-Driven Data, But Valuable Recommendations

According to Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, converged endpoint security systems are not just analytics-driven but also provide verdicts and recommended actions to SOC analysts. Whether to initiate these automated responses/actions or not is left for the SOC analysts to decide. Therefore human control factor is still there, although the system just got better.

Converged Endpoint Security Still Has A Long Way To Go

Yes, the world’s first converged endpoint security system has emerged. A system which is not only going to alert SOC analysts but offer automated recommendations and verdicts as well. But it’s too early to predict the impact it might have on enterprise networks. Therefore it can be safely assumed that converged endpoint security system is in the development stage and has a long way to go. But there’s no doubt that this system is an improvement over the currently prevailing security system.

Moreover, the attempt to make endpoint security systems more human-friendly is something which has been long due. Believe it or not, the makers of the first converged endpoint security are suggesting that this system will be able to answer questions like ‘Is the network being attacked by ransomware? Has the ransomware been successfully prevented? Or is it still present in the network?’.

Conclusion:

So, is it possible to build a robust endpoint protection system that defies various forms of hacking? The answer may seem elusive as of now but we are definitely inching towards the solution. Because just as the hacking community is not giving up, so is the security community which has come up with the unique idea of taking endpoint security to the next level through converged endpoint security.

But one thing’s certain. Combating the dynamic and diverse capabilities of cybercriminals will be a lot easier with converged endpoint security solutions. The only thing which remains to be seen is how – and whether – the entire security community embraces this new and improved version of the old technology.

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Security basics provide the best foundations

Security basics

Basics and fundamentals hold a solid foundation to move forward with the next-gen technology at the present climate of digital transformation

Layering the endpoints with sturdy security mechanism would defend cyber attacks to ensure data protection. Ignoring the simplest of things would mitigate the organization from getting compromised by security breaches while the Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report 2016 stands a reminder for organization to stay secure from vulnerabilities.

It’s basic to believe that moving to the most updated operating system will enhance security, nevertheless it does not ensure complete protection to mitigate the risk of attacks. Though the Microsoft assured that the Windows OS is completely secure through the Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report 2016, Windows 10 saw the highest level of breaches – close to 395 which is way too high compared to any other OS. There is yet another story with Microsoft’s latest browser which is known for it’s hacker proof nature. However, the browser has been found to have attacked by 111 vulnerabilities in 2016.

Know how to get the most effective method to accomplish security

By working up from secure establishments on the endpoint, you can accomplish resistance at full measure without affecting profitability. Withdrawing administrator rights is recently the begin of the voyage. removing the rights without an answer to assure that employees can be productive creates an over-locked platform that will just drive calls to the IT helpdesk. This circumstance frequently prompts ‘privilege creep’, as administrator rights are gradually reintroduced and ‘shadow IT’ workarounds would become an integral factor. It’s, thus, a basic to have innovation set up to oversee client solicitations and demands.

Moreover, malware can even now do harm to a standard client account – in spite of the fact that there’s a much lower danger of data loss. The malware still approaches to access to all what the client does on the machine.

Enforce strong layers of defence

Cyber security is all about prioritising different layers of security solutions. The Microsoft layer of defence works well to make cybersecurity experts understand on how to work on the defence mechanism stacking up the hierarchy as Device, Software, Identity, Access control and detection..

Ensure Protection from Data loss and Identity Threats

Businesses should have an organised identity management to ensure protection of customer identity and the business identity itself to ensure prevention in the first place more than protecting the same from malware.

In-still Access control Protect sensitive data by providing admin rights to the right set of users and sandbox the contents from malware interference.

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Multi layered Defence Mechanism plays it all right to protect the endpoints from malware attacks and breaches. Proactive robust layers of defence techniques should be integrated along with the endpoint protection and detection methods to defy threats completely.

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