At the heart of every organization are its employees, the engine that drives growth, fueled by the data they create and store on their laptops, tablets, and mobile phones, as well as access through data center and cloud servers. Endpoint security and resilience are very important in todays world.
It should come as no surprise to CISOs that 60 percent of corporate data is stored on employee endpoints. And cyber criminals are progressively targeting the valuable data contained on these enterprise endpoints, recognizing the higher return on investment compared to consumer prey. In fact, businesses saw a 235 percent increase in cyberattacks. What’s even more concerning is that there was over a six-fold increase in information-stealing Trojan malware such as Emotet and TrickBot and over a five-fold increase in ransomware such as Troldesh in 2018.
The job of every CISO is to secure the organization and minimize risk to business operations in the event of an attack. One successful endpoint attack can interrupt employee productivity and bring the business to a grinding halt. In an era when CISOs can no longer prepare for if there will be a breach but when a successful incident will occur, it’s more important than ever for organizations to adopt a proactive posture of endpoint resilience.
Establishing endpoint resilience minimizes the impact of a cyberattack and restores employee endpoints and operational systems to ensure business continuity.
CISOs need to move beyond protection-only measures and adopt endpoint resilience through these five essential steps:
There’s one thing organizations can count on: cyber criminals will continue to innovate and evolve their techniques. Companies of all sizes need to plan for a successful attack. In today’s world of dissolving perimeters, the endpoint is now the new first line of defense against security breaches. For a CISO, that means endpoint resilience is a no longer a luxury, it’s a necessary imperative.
Adopting a framework for endpoint resilience that includes preparation, protection, isolation, remediation, and investigation will minimize the impact of a cyber attack and ensure your IR team can act rapidly to restore systems and maintain business continuity
Malwarebytes: making endpoint resilience a reality
Malwarebytes makes it possible for companies to establish and maintain endpoint resiliency by giving security professionals the tools they need to prepare, protect, isolate, remediate, and investigate attacks.
Our solution is powered by multiple layers of analytics and advanced machine learning to deliver adaptive attack protection that predicts an attacker’s next move and applies the right protection techniques at the point of attack. What’s more, Malwarebytes provides CISOs with a cost-effective approach to endpoint resilience that is integrated with leading IT and systems management tools, including ServiceNow, Splunk, and Phantom. And granular isolation control options contain infected endpoints by ppreventing network communications, new processes, and complete access to the endpoint.
Once isolated, security professionals can efficiently remediate with one-click— removing the malware and all attack traces detected through our proprietary Linking Engine technology. Up to 72 hours of ransomware rollback protection restores encrypted, deleted or modified files—returning the endpoint and valuable data to a known, good state without costly reimaging. Lastly, Malwarebytes delivers on the final stage of resilience with simplified tools built for security professionals of all abilities—not just those with PhDs—that can readily be used to conduct proactive and cost-effective investigations.