Tag Archives: endpoint defense

Digesting the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2017

The much anticipated 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon was launched this week and once again it highlights some interesting and concerning security trends.

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IT professionals ask for the “Easy Button”, but does it even exist?

I speak to many IT professionals who don’t have visibility over the endpoints and don’t really understand the day to day work behaviors of their staff. When asked to “secure the endpoint” by their management, there are many misconceptions about the effectiveness which naturally arise.

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Wonga adds its name to the roll call of breached companies in 2017

Another day, another data breach. This time, payday lender, Wonga has revealed it’s the latest victim in a long and seemingly endless line of companies to have had their customer data compromised. 

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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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