Three Steps to Achieving Endpoint Security
Businesses of all types continue to increase their reliance on technology to streamline operations, improve the customer experience, and enhance product and service delivery. In addition to traditional endpoint devices like the desktop and laptop computers commonly found in most organizations, companies today are taking advantage of the benefits offered by mobile technologies such as tablet-computers and mobile phones. As businesses move more and more of their critical operations into the digital world, the risks posed by cyber security threats like Ransomware, Spyware, and theft of sensitive data grow exponentially. With more endpoint devices sharing access to corporate networks, it is critical that businesses deploy a powerful and flexible endpoint security solution that can protect every endpoint device.
The first step towards protecting your organization from cyber-threats is determining your specific exposure to those threats. Exposure will vary based on factors such as; number of employees, number of endpoint devices, and most importantly, how heavily the business relies on things like email and web-based applications to gain a competitive advantage. If a business uses email or web-based applications across the whole organization, that business will be a significantly higher risk for cyber-threat exposure than a business that has not implemented these technologies.
After identifying all the endpoints where viruses, spyware and ransomware can enter your network, the next step is to act. Working with a knowledgeable technology partner to identify a solution that best fits your organization is vital to the success of the project. At 4QuartersIT, we offer a robust cybersecurity solution that provides real-time protection for your servers, desktops, laptops, tablets, MacOS and mobile devices, and can be managed from a single web-based portal. Implementing a strong product with a proven track record of protecting a wide variety of endpoint devices will significantly reduce your organization’s exposure to existing and emerging Cyber-threats.
The last and most critical step to Achieving Endpoint Security is educating your organization’s technology users. A 2017 Verizon Data Breach Report* found that “90% of successful network breaches were caused by user error”. No security solution is 100% accurate, 100% of the time. In order to minimize the risk of exposure to a Cyber-threat, organizations must rely on their workforce to make good decisions regarding technology usage. Our cyber-security platform includes Security Awareness training which will train employees about security topics such as; avoiding phishing and other types of social engineering cyberattacks, spotting potential malware behaviors, reporting possible security threats, following company IT policies and best practices, and adhering to any applicable data privacy and compliance regulations (GDPR, PCI DSS, HIPAA, etc.)
As you can see, there’s a lot more to protecting your network from Cyberthreats than just installing some Anti-virus software on the workstations. By gaining a thorough understanding of your specific risk exposures, implementing a robust cybersecurity solution platform and, most importantly, educating your workforce on recognizing and avoiding cyberthreats, you can protect your organization’s technology assets, data, and reputation.
For more information on how we can help you Achieve Endpoint Security, please contact us at info@4QuartersIT.com or call 904-674-2110 to speak with a Cyber security specialist.