The user has become the preferred entry for cybercriminals to launch a cyber attack. The exponential use that it makes of multiple devices in contact with servers and the corporate network forces a good part of the security strategy of companies to be focused on this environment. The endpoint protection with a privilege management solution must be present in this.
Unfortunately, the least privilege control approach focuses more on business applications and systems than on endpoints (PCs, laptops, tablets, mobiles.). However, attention to the workplace is increasingly decisive to ensure corporate security and minimize feared malware such as ransomware.
Cyberattacks are getting more sophisticated, and traditional prevention products are no longer enough to protect endpoints. The EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) solutions monitored in real-time and apply machine learning technology, which is a big step, but neither advantages nor access through VPN or two-factor authentication (MFA), are capable of offering a protection framework following the bombardment of cyberattacks that target the input devices to the corporate systems used by users.
Keys To Blocking And Containing Cyberattacks
The management privileges to endpoints complement the PAM solutions and IAM solutions, which we have already discussed in other posts. And they are one more piece to configure a robust and effective cybersecurity plan to detect and mitigate attacks. Along with EDR tools, next-generation antivirus (NGAV) must be included and, of course, the essential patching of applications and operating systems.
The usefulness of endpoint privilege management solutions is that they can block and contain cyberattacks at these points, preventing credentials or information from being stolen or being encrypted. This is achieved by granting minimum privileges to users to perform their tasks with the devices they use. These minimum authorizations, in general, are limited to access and restriction of functionalities in the applications with which they have to work according to their profile. Thus, organizations have absolute control over what can and cannot be done with each endpoint.
Control Access To Business Data And Systems
The harassment to which workstations are subjected is continuous. In addition to this, a good part of the employees’ devices has been turned into work tools, which increases the risks of cyberattacks. The primary mission of endpoint privilege management is to prevent uncontrolled access to critical business data and resources. This is achieved with a series of security policies that these solutions are in charge of automating and applying, monitoring compliance and making the appropriate blocks for an incident being detected.
In this way, it is possible to prevent users from downloading unauthorized applications and achieve that their actions are limited to what is determined by the corporate protection plans in compliance with the sectoral regulations by which the organization is governed and, of course, as established by the GDPR. The automation that is applied reduces the time IT teams would have to spend managing any incidents. Thus, for example, if a worker modifies his profile, his privileges would automatically change.
Integration Of Cybersecurity Solutions
The deployment of this type of solution is complex because it is necessary to integrate them with the rest of the cybersecurity assets that the company has and ensure the correct orchestration of all. Orbit is an IT services company with experience in implementing comprehensive cybersecurity plans. Contact us to audit the status of your security, optimize it and minimize risk.