About endpoint security
Endpoint security is the means of protecting the company network when accessed remotely by wireless devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. Every device with access to the network represents a potential entry point for security threats.
Endpoint security exists to create a definite level of compliance to standards set by the network administrator. Admins can identify and restrict certain websites to specific users on the corporate network as well as setting specific access rights to protected areas on the network to reduce potential threats.
Why you need endpoint security
The need to protect the company network from outside threats is greater now than ever. Endpoint security enables your organisation to support remote working, letting teams access the company network from home, client sites or other remote locations securely and with confidence.
Working with a trusted IT partner such as Network ROI and our teams of network management and security experts provides additional peace of mind. We can assume the role of network administrator for smaller organisations or we can support existing admins to provide additional cover or extra support during peak times.
Endpoint security benefits
- Higher levels of security for wireless network devices
- Reduces the threat of successful cyber attacks
- Creates a more secure working environment
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1 – Identify – The ‘identify’ phase covers the information security governance, business processes, asset management, risk management and allows the company to assess its cyber risk prior to an attack in order to allow planning for all phases to take place. This phase should always be revisited after an attack has occurred as it serves to prevent another attack of the same kind.
2 – Protect – The ‘protect’ phase is designed to actively prevent an attack from being successful. This stage consists of a GDPR “Technical Measures” requirement and may also contain “Organisational Measures” designed to prevent a successful attack. The measures are a direct result of your information risk assessment created under the “Identify” phase.
3 – Detect – The ‘detect’ phase provides methods to detect a successful attack. A company cannot assume an attacker will always be thwarted and the “Detect” phase ensures that should any of the protective measures fail – the company can detect and respond (Phase 4) to a breach at the earliest opportunity.
4 – Respond – The ‘respond’ phase details the company’s response to a successful attack – one which may have been detected by the measures in the “Detect phase” or by other means – such as a third party informing the company. The respond phase is considered critical in organisational cybersecurity planning as it defines the actions needed to stop the attack and move into the recovery phase.
5 – Recover – Once the cyber-attack has been stopped and prevented from causing further damage, recovery work must be undertaken to restore services to business as usual. The recovery phase will also include feedback into the “identify” phase to assess how to prevent a similar attack from being successful in future.