Tag Archives: endpoint defense

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Gartner recently published its paper; “The Real Value of a Non-Signature-Based Anti-Malware Solution to Your Organization”, providing insight into how non-signature approaches to malware prevention can not only prevent attacks but offer reduced footprints on the endpoint. As you would expect Avecto is mentioned as one of the vendors in this space.

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Application authentication needs a reboot

Last week marked an exciting new first – ransomware on a Mac disclosed by Palo Alto who had seen it with a client. What’s simultaneously encouraging and disappointing is that it could have been prevented without detection using highly recommended best practices – application whitelisting  (yes, it is possible to do whitelisting today – we do it with lots of our clients as do other providers).

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Endpoint vs. Network Security – who wins?

If you can contain or block threats before they hit the endpoint with network-based security such as detection and sandboxing, that is always a good idea. The problem is that if you don’t secure the endpoints first, you end up with an eggshell security stance, where you are reliant on a single outer shell to protect your data. Without secure endpoints, even one small crack in the network shell will cause all of your data to spill out, creating a real mess..

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Caught between a rock and a hard place

At the recent InfoSec event in London, I talked about why removing admin rights is the one big thing you can do to immediately improve your security posture. But instead of being at the top of the agenda, it’s often neglected. Why?

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The 3 Biggest Surprises of Cyber Strategies for Endpoint Defense

The latest research report from renowned research institute Ponemon has revealed a few big surprises about the priorities of IT and security professionals in 2014 and their plans to deal with today’s cyber threats.

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