Could an Endpoint Security Service Be Your Secret Cybersecurity Weapon?
Should you use an endpoint security service? The quick answer is yes, especially if your workers are accessing any corporate data on potentially unsecured endpoints. Read more about how this simple service could be your secret cybersecurity weapon.
I was recently reading over the Forbes article, “Why Securing Endpoints Is The Future Of Cybersecurity” with some very interesting insights from Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). According to the article:
Verizon’s DBIR reflects the stark reality that organized crime-funded cybercriminals are relentless in searching out unprotected endpoints and exploiting them for financial gain, which is why autonomous endpoints are a must-have today.
After reading the 2020 Verizon DBIR, it’s clear that if organizations had more autonomous endpoints, many of the most costly breaches could be averted. Autonomous endpoints that can enforce compliance, control, automatically regenerating, and patching cybersecurity software while providing control and visibility is the cornerstone of cybersecurity’s future.
For endpoint security to scale across every threat surface, the new hybrid remote workplace is creating an undeletable tether to every device as a must-have for achieving enterprise scale.
The lack of diligence around Asset Management is creating new threat surfaces as organizations often don’t know the current health, configurations, or locations of their systems and devices. Asset Management is a black hole in many organizations leading to partial at best efforts to protect every threat surface they have. What’s needed is more insightful data on the health of every device.
What is an Endpoint Security Service?
When you outsource your endpoint security service, you have a team of security analysts that monitor your endpoints 24/7 and filter out false positives. You’ll receive the alerts when relevant threats are detected along with advice and insight from our cybersecurity to help you mitigate and respond to the threat.
MDR or Managed Detection and Remediation is what we have named our endpoint security service. As an extension of your team, our experts will investigate, triage, and remediate security events and provide executive-level reporting. Remediation may reveal dormant or trojan threat actors that evade network and endpoint detection solutions. Our MDR solution includes leveraging the talents of our experienced team as well as next-generation antivirus and EDR tools that utilize AI.
The MDR service from Cybriant will allow you to protect your organization’s data and reduce your threat landscape against the most advanced threats.
What is an endpoint?
To put it simply, an endpoint is any device that communicates with the network in which it is connected. Here are some examples of endpoints:
- Mobile Phones
- Virtual Environments
What is the goal of endpoint security?
According to Gartner, “Organizations investing in endpoint security tools are purposefully moving from an ‘incident response’ mentality to one of ‘continuous monitoring’ in search of incidents that they know are constantly occurring.”
Why do we need endpoint security?
Cybercriminals are leveraging advanced attack toolsets and techniques that can bypass most perimeter security solutions. The tools and techniques that cybercriminals use have outpaced the capabilities of many traditional endpoint security solutions as well. MDR is a cybersecurity technology that addresses the need for continuous monitoring and response to advanced threats.
What is the difference between endpoint security and antivirus?
Endpoint security differs from antivirus in that antivirus cover one single endpoint. Endpoint security covers your entire network and protects against security attacks.
Why outsource the monitoring of endpoint security?
While endpoint security is a powerful tool that addresses the need for continuous monitoring and response to advanced threats, this tool is often difficult to deploy, manage, and monitor particularly at scale in large to mid-sized organizations.
With Managed Detection and Remediation (MDR), you have a team of endpoint security experts not only utilizing next-generation tools on your behalf, but they are also feeding back information to your organization on how to respond to alerts. Cybriant’s security team brings together endpoint analysts, incident responders, forensics experts, and security engineers. They understand what normal endpoint activity should look like, when a more thorough investigation is required when to raise the alarm, and how to respond.