If you regularly follow corporate world news, odds are you’re coming across more than one story about a new data breach. According to an International Data Corporation (IDC) report, 70% of all successful data breaches begin at an endpoint. Further, a recent Juniper Research study indicates that, by 2023, cybercriminals will steal around 33 billion records annually. These numbers highlight precisely why you should pay closer attention to your cybersecurity.
However, organizations often focus their security efforts on the data center and invest significant amount on securing the centralized servers and storage that drive their productivity. Securing the endpoints should be one of the starting points when it comes to cybersecurity.
What is Endpoint Security?
The endpoints, or outer perimeters of an organisation’s network, have increased over the last several years as the mobile workforce has grown. More laptops, mobile phones, and tablets are getting connected than ever before. Endpoint security is how organizations protect their networks against cyber threats, while employees work remotely. Endpoint security is often seen as cybersecurity’s frontline, and represents one of the first places that organizations look to secure their enterprise networks.
Why Your Organization Needs Endpoint Protection? RIGHT NOW!
Endpoint devices are one of the weakest links in every business’ network today due to the shift towards hybrid work culture. Endpoints are managed by the humans that use them. In order for them to be completely secure, the operator has to make sure that all of the security measures are in place. Endpoint security helps to ensure this, thereby, minimizing the risk of human error.
If the endpoints are misconfigured they can make unauthorized access easy, which can lead to a data breach. Such data breach can also lead to legal action. As per the recently released draft for Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2022 by the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), there are six types of penalties that can be imposed for non-compliance. This includes a penalty of up to ₹250 crore for failure to take reasonable security safeguard. This makes it imperative for organizations to focus on data protection and endpoint security plays a crucial role in the same.
8 Key Benefits of Endpoint Security:
- Simplifies IT security management
- Provides protection against insider threat
- Protects your reputation
- Improves business resilience
- Ensures compliance with data privacy and industry regulations
- Automates device registration
- Provides remote control of device patching and updating
- Provides support for bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies
Is Endpoint Security Alone Enough?
Endpoints are often the entry point through which hackers gain access to organization’s network, making endpoint breaches a focal concern for IT teams. Organizations are seeing a rapid increase of remote working devices connected to their enterprise network, making the endpoint protection a must-have rather than a good-to-have in your cybersecurity. However, many organizations presume that having an endpoint protection solution is sufficient. An organization must also put in place a variety of other cybersecurity tools, solutions, and processes to ensure comprehensive security against various types of cyber-attacks.
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