Modern IT infrastructures are diverse and complex. The number of endpoints has greatly increased and the proliferation of remote work means organizations’ security perimeters have been scattered far and wide. The increased prevalence of BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices) policies used by remote employees and third-party contractors has played a major role in threatening corporate security. More BYOD endpoints mean more digital avenues into critical systems that need to be protected.
You want want your employees to benefit from best-in-class SaaS services, or to use the latest technological equipment. But, you're concerned by the security challenges tied to new technologies, and by the exposure of your infrastructure to external connections. The news is full of stories on recent hacks achieved through external contractor access or illegal access to internal systems.
An engineer is starting her first day at a cybersecurity firm. What is the likelihood that she walks straight into the office without speaking to anyone, then begins accessing information from the nearest workstation?
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The first blog of this series established that well-planned cybersecurity is necessary to achieve sustainable protection against the mutating threats that are Remote Access Trojans (RATs). We also identified how local protections through endpoint solutions can effectively contain malware.