We constantly hear about the data breaches and large-scale compromises but ever you wonder what can be the root cause of these attacks?
Today Data is continuously breaches and the growth in cloud or mobility have impaired the weaknesses and lengthened the attack surface. Endpoint devices are also the cause of data breaches. Here are the best ways to improve the protection or make endpoints stronger or remediate the threats.
UNINSTALL UNNECESSARY SOFTWARE
Client operating systems or applications focused on making sure that everything is working properly on system. Therefore many default installations contain extraneous software and these are used as point of compromise. Uninstalling the extraneous or unnecessary software can minimize the attack.
RECOGNIZE THE LEVEL OF DARK ENDPOINTS
Most organization undertakes that more than 95% of endpoints are complaint with required patches.
According to study we found 10% of endpoints do not contain the encryption solution and more than 5 % of endpoints do not report in to security or IT management. And these endpoints are breeding the security breaches.
CHOOSE SECURITY LAYERS
This we can say is first step of choosing security layers. The system management and other endpoints depend on several factors.
PATCH ALL SOFTWARE
A patch is like a vendor that tells the world there is vulnerability in software. As a result, the exposure window is bigger when a system goes unpatched for a long. While patching is always a challenge and uninstalling the software will reduce the patch surface and make the process of patching easier. Centralized patch management is the key of an organization and it is important to remember the travelling laptops- if the system is not in range of network it might miss the patching cycle.
UTILIZE THIN CLIENTS
To control the damage utilizing thin client is an effective way. When new hardware is rolled out the traditional OS gets reinstalled. And if system becomes infected it stays infected for few time.