Cyber-attacks have become household commonplaces, and the threats are increasing at an uncontrollable pace. According to threat reports released by leading security service providers, there has been a massive rise in the frequency of zero-day threats with vulnerabilities almost doubling by the end of 2015. That said, 2017 witnessed around 4,000 cyber-attacks of varied scales and sizes which validates the fact that the threat landscape is continually evolving with thefts, data breaches, and phishing attacks being the mainstays.
Who should watch out?
The simple answer is “everyone”. Comprehensive studies concerning cybersecurity have revealed that almost all industries need to improve their security, to stand tall amidst the vulnerabilities. While Healthcare, Social Assistance, and Finance & Insurance are the three key industries which store the majority of confidential user data thus more vulnerable to threats; other sectors and especially IT and startups also need to safeguard themselves against the lingering cyber vulnerabilities. As businesses, we must realize our cybersecurity position by assessing the nature of our engagements and associated cyber threats. In addition to that, 2018 is the year of GDPR compliance, and it is important that organizations maintain their stance by adding necessary risk management strategies to their frameworks.
Can we Test for Cyber Vulnerabilities?
Going into 2018, it is possible for organizations to scan the entire hierarchy for potential vulnerabilities. Security solution providers like Seqrite offer Vulnerability Scan as a pre-packaged Endpoint Security feature which in turn facilitates internal network scanning for vendor patches and deep-seated vulnerabilities. Certain industries also opt for Risk Analysis and Penetration Testing options for looking deeper into the existing list of threats. However, Vulnerability Scan or rather assessment is a more simplified approach where industries can readily fall back upon the concerned security service provider, allowing them to look for specific signatures, bugs, and vulnerabilities. Once the network is scanned for issues, basic remediation strategies are also offered.
How Seqrite Helps Organizations with Vulnerability Scanning?
Seqrite Endpoint Security’s Vulnerability Scan feature identifies the endpoint threats by looking at the concerned attack surface. Once the security holes and packet-specific anomalies are detected, Seqrite determines the extent of these threats and their exploitation attempts. The vulnerability scanner carefully looks into the database information and detects the exploitable scripts and pathways.
Seqrite, unlike other security service providers, takes special care while running vulnerability scans. Although the scanning algorithm might otherwise interfere with the existing machine code, Seqrite’s plan of action ensures occasional reboots and errors are minimized to avoid interference with overall productivity. Seqrite offers the best of both worlds; thereby safeguarding an organization from every direction.
With cyber vulnerabilities multiplying at an unexpected rate, businesses must remain prepared to encounter threats. Seqrite’s Endpoint Security is an extremely cohesive tool that allows organizations to face any threat without worrying about the repercussions and productivity. Vulnerability Scan is one significant EPS feature that looks deeply into the operating systems and applications for identifying risks and security patch requirements. Once the threats and lack of updates are identified, companies can deploy Asset Management, Patch Management, DLP and other necessary EPS features for safeguarding their entire framework.