4 Signs You’re Stuck in the 90s When it Comes to Endpoint Protection

Jun 9, 2017 | Security-GRC | 0 comments

If your organization is only relying on anti-virus to protect its endpoints, you’re relying on technology created in the 1990’s to combat a threat that has be evolving for two decades now.
Endpoint threats are evolving by the day, sometimes even by the hour. It’s even been reported that nearly 1 million new threats are released daily. With threats becoming so rapidly advanced it’s almost hard to keep up. Cybercriminals are even selling Ransomware as a Service today!

In the 90’s your only fear was viruses, so everyone jumped on the bandwagon and went out and bought anti-virus protection. Like the time you and your friends went out to grab the latest pog! Just us? Ok…

Today, far too many organizations believe that antivirus software is still an effective means of defending endpoint devices… It is not.

So here’s how to tell if you’re still living in the 90’s when it comes to endpoint protection:

  1. You’re only using anti-virus: A layered proactive approach to security is no guarantee but give you the best chance for survival. We recommend layering your endpoint security with anti-malware, anti-virus and even throw in some penetration testing. You’ll be able to understand your security landscape that much better!
  2. You’re using a “silver bullet” approach to security: Now say it with me… “There’s no silver bullet to endpoint security”. Now that we got that out of the way, using several different security solutions that work together will reduce your attack surface as opposed to only relying on one solution that may open you up to risks.
  3. You’re not taking into account all of your vulnerabilities: The user is the most important security measure. You may have purchased the latest endpoint protection and implemented it beautifully, but if your employees aren’t educated you could still be wide open to risks.
  4. You’re still reimaging hard drives: If you’re still constantly reimaging hard drives, you’re not taking advantage of the remediation tools available to you. The ability to automatically return systems to their pre-attack state, restoring full functionality will in turn reduce costs and productivity drain associated with system downtime.

Even if you’re stuck in the 90’s, we won’t blame you. It was a cool era full of ying yangs, beanie babies and pogs. But now you know what you can be doing to protect your organization. And if you still need help give us a call!

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