With increased mobility of the workforce, the Internet of Things increasing presence across industries and companies adopting BYOD policies, endpoint security is becoming the most challenging task for security teams within organizations. Further the ever-growing threat landscape tends to give the CISO’s sleepless nights. For this reason, it is important that companies adopt sturdier security solutions as they move into 2018.
In addition to procuring latest high-end solutions, establishing a culture of safe practices and setting high standards of data and asset protection are critical for companies to survive the un-diminishing cyber threat.
Here are a few things that can help enterprises ensure better cybersecurity of their endpoints in the coming year. Integrating all of these into the enterprise’s security solution can assure sturdier cybersecurity against threats that may loom large in 2018.
- Integrate threat intelligence inherently: As per a Ponemon study, all attacks can easily be blocked if a company shares threat intelligence. Since the cyber threat landscape if evolving at rapid speed, our correction approach needs to be equally fast paced. Prior knowledge of threats and other relevant intelligence will help companies implement quicker, faster, better solutions. Both, the network users and the endpoint users should participate in threat intelligence sharing and must apply the growing threat intelligence across all the devices in their own environments. They should happily exchange this knowledge with each other so that whatever is identified on the endpoints can easily be detected and prevented on the network.
- Take protection against both known and unknown threats: Invest in a security solution that not only protects the known threats but can also pre-empt the unknown. It must secure systems much before an actual attack. Being proactive about evolving threats specially ransomware and massive data breaches will be critical in the coming year, The system should possess predictive capabilities and real-time monitoring to ensure the network is always covered against odds. Using state-of-the-art comprehensive solutions like Seqrite EPS can assist in superior endpoint safety with its in-built ransomware protection, advanced DNA scan and behavioural detection features.
- Be automated: To take protection against increasingly sophisticated attacks, many companies employ endpoint solutions. However, most of the time these solutions are intricate, people-intensive, and seemingly insufficient. Using comprehensive solutions and adopting automation for cybersecurity is the way to look forward. Automation enables faster detection, analysis and correction. Today, the fight is against Advanced Persistent Threats or APTs and humans cannot match up to such intensive threats due to the humongous volume of threats, constant monitoring required, and much quicker action needed. Automation is the only approach by which companies can combat this growing cyber-terrorism and thus in 2018, they must adopt automated security solutions.
- Provide full visibility to network, endpoints and cloud: To prevent an attack, a company should have full visibility of all users, devices and data across its networks, endpoint and the cloud. This visibility is imperative because it will help the organization understand the nature of the attack and will assist them in implementing security policies across the network for improving the organization’s entire security posture. With the changing demographics of employees and their network usage, going forward, it will become more crucial for organizations to have complete visibility of their people and associated assets.
In addition to the above, the cyber awareness of employees will forever hold an important position in the cybersecurity arena. Educating them well and repeatedly refreshing their knowledge about latest threats will hold true not just in 2018 but always.
Compromising on the quality of endpoint security solution would mean increasing the vulnerability of your organization’s network and assets towards cyber threats. It is here that superior products like Seqrite EPS can boost the efficacy of your security strategy. Seqrite EPS could help you effortlessly stay protected in 2018 as it is intelligently designed to provide complete protection of all endpoints across network. The integrated solution that encompasses Antivirus, Firewall, Malware protection, Anti-Ransomware, Vulnerability Scan, Behavioral Detection, Data Loss Prevention, Browser Protection, system backups and Intrusion Detection and Prevention, can act as your one-stop solution for all existent and advanced cyber safety needs. Centralized patch management, on cloud availability and integrated console ensures easy and efficient management of the system.