July 18, 2019
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It is a fact that ~1 million cyberattacks are attempted per day. Research firm Cybersecurity Ventures estimates that ransomware attacks a business every 14 seconds and will cause global damage of $11.5 billion by the end of 2019. While ransomware and malware are still relevant, according to Carbon Black’s 2018 threat research, 2019 promises to be a year where endpoint visibility becomes more paramount than ever as attackers continue to evolve and global tensions increase.
Next-Gen Cyber Criminals
Next-Gen Cybercriminals don’t need to place malware on your system to get in. File-less or zero-footprint attacks use legitimate applications or even the operating system.
Cybersecurity is becoming more important due to increased reliance on IT systems, the Internet 2.0 and wireless network; Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and due to the exponential growth of “smart” devices, including smartphones, televisions, printers, scanners, and various sensing devices that constitute the “Internet of Things”.
If your business hasn’t equipped itself with security controls that can work proactively and prevent evolving cyberattacks, then it’s high time to enhance your enterprise cybersecurity by endpoint management solution.
Changing Work Ethos
Organizational and workplace trends are changing. Workforce constitutes onsite and remote (contractors, gigs). “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) workplace policies are more common. There is an increase in the proliferation of networked devices (wired and wireless) and endpoints throughout organizations. Data resides on local drives/devices and increasingly in cloud storage. Data leakage, credential spills, phishing, and hacking are growing in frequency and severity. Sensitive, private and confidential data and intellectual property become more vulnerable to theft and loss.
External and Internal Threats
It’s usually the large-scale external attacks that make the news. But many of the day-to-day cyber risks come from inside your company. These can include leaks by employees who, intentionally or inadvertently, reveal passwords and sensitive information, or the action of malicious insiders – employees or known associates who seek to use their access and information to damage or exploit company networks. External attackers are, of course, an ever-growing threat – searching 24/7 for gaps in your security to gain access to your systems or trying to break your online presence from the outside.
Any sensible, robust approach to cybersecurity needs to recognize and deal with both internal and external threats. Every business is at risk. The connected nature of modern business means that hackers will often target smaller businesses as a route into their larger partners, customers, or suppliers. Larger businesses now routinely demand that all suppliers and partners, however small, have proper cybersecurity measures in place.
Effective cybersecurity doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive. The solution must consider endpoint exposure. There is a platform that can simultaneously address both internal data leaks and external threats/intrusions. Humming Heads’ Evolution DLP (Security Platform) and DeepWhite (Defense Platform) is a combined offering of strong encryption, detailed forensic tools, kernel-level whitelisting, and robust write controls.
Humming Heads’ Defense System protects your organization from all types of cyberattacks and data loss. Monitoring, recording, and control is performed at unrivaled depth, and automation of secure practices keeps information protected with no burden or responsibility on the users and with no impact on network performance or other security products currently deployed. Here are the 4 core elements of the system:
A comprehensive platform for foolproof digital security
Automatic Encryption: Guards ALL avenues of data loss with powerful encryption. Detects and automatically encrypts data moving out of the organization unless permitted by the organization. Encryption protects all avenues of data loss including USB drives, external HDDs, optical media, smartphones, internet, and email.
Whitelist Protection: An advanced API-level whitelist protects computers from known malware, unknown malware, targeted attacks, phishing, and all other types of cyberattack.
Write Control: Shuts off all outbound transfers and writes of all files, by all programs, through all pathways unless permitted by the organization. No change in user experience.
Operational History: Records every user and program action on all endpoints. Easy to read and very detailed logs give 100% visibility into the organization’s operations.
Data security must be approached in the same way you’d approach the physical protection of your home or workplace – by being vigilant, keeping things secure, and ensuring everyone in your team knows what to do (and what not to do). With such high stakes, it’s never been more important to stay on top of cybersecurity issues, and ensure your business is protected.
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