When you integrate new technology into your infrastructure, you’re actively adding endpoints to your network. Each network-connected endpoint broadens your network’s attack surface. In short, the more endpoints you have, the harder it is to keep your IT secure. To keep all endpoints across your enterprise secure, you need network endpoint security.
An endpoint is a physical entry point to your network that allows for back-and-forth communication. This includes laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other devices that connect to your network. Every endpoint you have introduces new vulnerabilities hackers can exploit to invade your systems.
The best way to solve this problem is to use advanced endpoint security. Endpoint security is the practice of securing endpoints from cyberthreats. This goes beyond your typical antivirus software as it specifically shields your technology from sophisticated malware campaigns and evolving zero-day threats.
Endpoint security uses the cloud to access and store the latest threat intelligence. By continuously monitoring all files and applications that enter your network, it’s able to provide faster and more automated responses. This helps your administrators detect and mitigate threats before they have a chance to impact the end user. With RCS Secure’s endpoint security, our cloud software is constantly feeding updates to your devices to defend against threats.
Data is one of the most important assets a company has. It’s difficult to continue business as usual if your information is locked behind ransomware encryption or if you experience data loss. In fact, the average cost of a ransomware attack was just under $2 million, according to Sophos. Hackers are constantly finding new ways to steal information or manipulate employees into revealing sensitive information. Strong endpoint device security can stop endpoint attacks in their tracks.
The cybersecurity landscape is constantly changing with new threats emerging all the time. There isn’t a set number of threats to be wary of, but you can know which are on the rise if you pay attention to cybersecurity trends. Here are a few of the top threats you should be aware of:
One way for a cybercriminal to steal your information is to steal your work device. If they have your device, they have all the time in the world to crack your login and see what’s stored on it. Physical security is an often-overlooked step in most cybersecurity measures. If you plan on leaving your device unattended, make sure it is stored in a secure place and not out in the open where strangers can find it.
Malware attacks have and continue to be one of the most common forms of cyberattack. The term malware refers to any malicious software that can negatively affect your technology. This includes spyware, worms, ransomware, Trojans, and more. Having the right endpoint security controls, like implementing endpoint security monitoring can help protect you from malware attacks.
Social engineering is any malicious activity accomplished through human interactions. The most common type of social engineering is phishing. However, social engineering can come in a variety of forms including:
- Baiting: This is where the cybercriminal sets up a trap for the victim. For example, the hacker may leave an infected thumb drive out in the open. If the victim takes the thumb drive and plugs it into their computer, that device is now infected.
- Scareware: Scareware involves victims being bombarded with false alarms and fictitious threats. The goal is to trick the victim into believing their device is infected so they are prompted to install security software that may be infected.
- Pretexting: For this attack, the hacker obtains information through a series of cleverly crafted lies. This scam works by establishing a victim’s trust and then requesting sensitive information.
RCS Secure is an industry leading managed security services provider. We offer a variety of security solutions to protect your company from any threat. Contact us today to get the network endpoint security your business needs.
RCS Secure offers a full spectrum of cyber security safeguards and services. Our services combine compliance standards expertise with cutting-edge technology to identify risks, prioritize remediation, and ensure you are both secure and compliant.