Endpoints are the collection of computers, mobile devices, servers, and smart gadgets that make up your company’s network and IT infrastructure. In each of these devices there is a chance for a hacker to penetrate a company’s defences. 64% of organisations have experienced one or more compromising endpoint attacks. The following solutions are focused on the endpoint protection of devices.
Passwords are one of the biggest vulnerabilities when it comes to endpoints.
Poor password security and breaches make credential theft one of the biggest dangers to cybersecurity.
Address password vulnerabilities in your endpoints by:
USB drives (also known as flash drives) are a popular giveaway item at trade shows. But an innocent-looking USB can actually cause a breach. Hackers can use them to gain access to a computer and inflict malicious code.
There are certain precautions you can take to prevent this from happening.
One of these is ensuring you’re using firmware protection that covers two areas: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Security.
TPM is resistant to physical tampering and tampering via malware.
It looks at whether the boot process is occurring properly and also monitors for the presence of anomalous behaviour.
Additionally, it seeks devices and security solutions that allow you to disable USB boots.
You should regularly update your endpoint security solutions. It’s best to automate software updates if possible, so they aren’t left to chance.
Many people often forget about Firmware updates. But they are just as crucial for ensuring your devices remain secure and protected.
How do you authenticate users accessing your network, business apps, and data?
If you only use a username and password, your company is at high risk of a breach.
Use two modern methods for authentication:
From when you first purchase a device to the moment it retires, you need to have security protocols in place.
Examples of device lifecycle security include when you first issue a device to a user. Before the handover, you should remove unnecessary privileges.
When a device moves from one user to another, it needs to be adequately cleaned of old data and reconfigured for the new user.
When you retire a device, you should scrub it.
Unfortunately, mobile devices and laptops get lost or stolen. When that happens, you should have a sequence of events that can take place immediately. This protocol prevents company risk of data and exposed business accounts.
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