Even before the coronavirus pandemic, agencies were struggling to secure the volume and variety of endpoints within their organization. With the shift to remote work resulting from stay-at-home orders, the challenges of endpoint security have become even greater, putting pressure on already overloaded IT teams and leaving vulnerabilities within agency cybersecurity. With these challenges in mind, how can agencies secure data and endpoints as they transition to the new normal of teleworking?
In the recent report, Bringing Order to Chaos, by BlackBerry Cylance, experts explored how remote work is impacting agency security and best practices to ensure endpoints are protected. For agencies to succeed in this new normal, IT leaders must look to solutions that offer advanced security, mobility, and ease of use. With unified endpoint security that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), cyber threats can be detected and prevented across networks and devices.
“We’ve gone to a world of work from home. And through the last three or four months, we’ve had millions, literally millions of people working from home in all kinds of businesses and industries across the country, which has created, if you stop and think about it, a whole new what we call target space for adversaries. In other words, a whole bunch of new places to attack. Home routers, for example, have become a target of opportunity,” said Maine Sen. Angus King who is the Cyberspace Solarium Commission co-chair in a recent interview.
According to the report, 36 percent of tech executives believe threats have increased from working at home. To ensure business continuity while keeping the workforce connected, agencies must focus on endpoint security tools that enable work on personal devices. The BlackBerry Cylance 2020 Threat Report found that AI and ML will be a critical asset for endpoint threat prevention and remediation as attacks increase in complexity.
“One of my favorite sayings is structure is policy. If you have a messy, uncoordinated, disorganized structure, you’re going to have messy, uncoordinated, disorganized policy. It’s just as simple as that,” said King. “So all of the pieces having the structure, having the planning, having the thinking of the unthinkable and then thinking about solutions and how are we going to solve this can make a huge difference, rather than just ad hoc-ing it trying to deal with a serious problem on the fly without those elements in place.”
An endpoint security solution identifies and neutralizes security threats backed by the power of AI and ML. With proactive attack detection, agencies can rest assured employees can securely work from anywhere on any device. Endpoint security can be done in numerous ways, which is best for your agency?
Watch this video to find out.