10 Reasons Enterprises Should Rethink Endpoint Security
Each day enterprises around the world are confronted with a growing number of sophisticated attacks on information systems and infrastructure that can evade firewalls, network protection devices and antivirus software. Known as advanced persistent threats (APTs), these attacks prey on unsuspecting users by appearing as legitimate Websites, emails and documents that trick those users into clicking on them and compromising corporate desktops, networks and data. The burgeoning trend of employees bringing their own smartphones, tablets and notebook PCs to work is causing new headaches for security professionals. Information security teams do all they can to detect and block these attacks, but they are not always successful. A growing number of security managers and C-level executives are looking for alternative security measures to conventional methodology. In cooperation with Tal Klein, senior director of products at Bromium, eWEEK offers a slide show on why we need a new approach to security architecture to protect information and infrastructure against attacks at the endpoint. Bromium, co-founded by former XenSource and Citrix executive Simon Crosby, makes vSentry, a new-generation enterprise security suite of products.
Cyber-Crime Remains a Jump Ahead
Cyber-criminals are becoming more sophisticated, targeting their attacks at whitelisted vectors; after all, who wouldn't open an email attachment from his/her manager? While employees may think they are complying with company security measures, a simple and honest mistake could compromise the entire company.