2021 has seen significant improvements in the digital realm. There has been a revolution in the way businesses operate, led by advances in the Internet of Behaviors (IoB), 5G technologies, and new developments in Big Data Analytics.
However, not all changes in 2021 were positive. In fact, as technology became even more sophisticated, challenges in security arose. According to research, there was a 17% rise in cybercrime in September 2021 since the last year. These statistics show that while businesses are taking measures to digitalize their operations, their concern for endpoint security is still neglected.
To circumvent security threats, you must be aware of the potential risks. This guide covers the biggest threats to endpoint security in 2021.
Poor Endpoint Security and Visibility
Poor endpoint visibility also introduces risks in your cybersecurity. However, you can improve endpoint security by deploying endpoint visibility tools to identify vulnerable devices connected to your network. Also consider tools like PortBlocker, which allow you to approve and deny users the ability to use various USB devices and drives.
Phishing is among the most common cybercrime. Phishing occurs when users are deceived in providing their credentials to hackers, who use this information to carry out malicious activities. You can prevent phishing attacks by training your staff about these attacks and by increasing your endpoint security, i.e., by introducing a multi-factor authentication system.
In 2021, ransomware has become one of the most popular types of cybercrime. In fact, the first half of this year reported 1,097 organizational attacks. Ransomware gains unauthorized access to your network data and may even prevent you from retrieving it until you pay a ransom in cryptocurrency.
You can avoid the damage caused by ransomware attacks by regulating your storage backups. In doing so, your business can continue its operations by accessing relevant files in the case of an attack.
Malware ads, or adware, deceive users by encouraging them to download corrupted files or by redirecting users to websites that appear to be legitimate. These advertisements spread malware to the device, thus compromising users’ data.
Drive-by downloads infect a user’s device by automatically downloading software to a users’ device without their consent. The downloaded file executes malware on the victim’s computer, which allows cybercriminals to misuse the company’s critical information.
To protect yourself from reputational and financial losses, you must take measures to increase your endpoint security and optimize your storage backups. DataLocker can equip you with reliable tools that can heighten up your digital security. Explore the wide range of products extended by DataLocker and request a custom demo.