Endpoints have grown in number and geographical spread, resulting in the attack surface of an organisation growing as well. Endpoints are the vulnerable extremities of any business network. These laptops, phones and devices sit delicately in the hands of the user, subject to the sharp end of human error. In order to fully protect the network, these exposed entry points for attack need to be shielded in the most robust way possible.
Cyber criminals frequently target poorly protected endpoints as a means of gaining access to a company’s IT network. It only has to happen once, but when in, the attack become viral, seizing control of the entire network and causing potentially untold damage to a business, its network and not to mention, its reputation.
“A major implication of this new way of working has therefore been a substantial rise in the number of devices and endpoints, offering numerous pathways into organisations’ systems.”InfoSec Mag