Original blog posted by DataEndure Chief Marketing Officer, Kirstin Burke on linkedin.com
Headlines this week offer stark examples of how the sudden shift to remote work in 2020 has opened up fissures in the cybersecurity landscape. A major hospital system with over 400 locations and a large school district with 320,000 students in Las Vegas are both reported to be suffering the serious consequences of ransomware. One having affected critical patient services, the other having published documents containing social security numbers, student grades and other private information after officials refused a ransom demand.
Both are evidence of emboldened bad actors and the continued evolution of threats as attackers exploit uncertainty, unprecedented situations, and rapid IT and organizational changes. As your business adapts to changing conditions, you could face potentially significant cyber security challenges that demand a rapid and effective response.
Deploying a robust cybersecurity solution to quickly address today’s threats while anticipating future attacks has always been complicated. Today, it’s become critical. And when it comes to thwarting cyber-attacks, it’s all about time.
How can your organization recapture the time advantage from potential attackers?
With threats constantly evolving, your cybersecurity solution must be able to meet the needs of today’s environment and anticipate that adversaries will deploy ever more sophisticated attacks in the future. Many companies attempt to set up, integrate, and monitor tools to protect their data and network. But these do-it-yourself solutions can be time-consuming, complicated, and expensive to deploy and maintain. Hiring, training, and maintaining a specialized, highly-trained team to stand up, maintain, and regularly update security solutions costs you both time and resources.
According to research conducted by Ponemon, in 2019, companies spent an average of $18.4 million annually on cybersecurity; yet, a full 53 percent of IT experts surveyed admitted they did not know how well the tools were working to thwart attacks."
While there is no silver bullet that can completely secure an organization, a modern layered defense in depth approach puts you on a solid defense and provides prescriptive offense against cyber adversaries. DataEndure’s “Fourfecta” strategy including Anti-phishing/spear-phishing, DNS security, endpoint security, and our SOC-as-a-Service provides a framework to help organizations to fortify their security posture during this challenging time, and beyond.
As your organization responds to current and future challenges, DataEndure can help your organization become less reactive and more resilient in an ever-evolving threat landscape, without draining IT resources and budget. Our complimentary Security Health Check helps you evaluate your security posture, and ensure your security tools and controls are working and can detect threats and respond to incidents no matter where you are operating. This gives you the insight and opportunity to strengthen your defenses before a potentially crippling attack occurs.
No doubt these are challenging times, but we are all in this together. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you might have. As always, we’re here to help.