Information security is a top priority for all businesses – small or big – these days. There’s an ever increasing dependency on data and subsequent need to protect it. Most IT teams end up lacking either the time or the expertise or the budget to deploy and manage a robust IT security strategy. Building a comprehensive SIEM might be a long shot with these challenges – also this costs thousands of dollars. And working with MSSPs might not be a viable option for all types of businesses – not to mention, managed services require vigilant management of SLAs. There is a definite need for low-maintenance endpoint security.
It all comes down to investing wisely in threat detection and response solutions, based on varying security challenges and business needs. Here are some tips to ensure low-maintenance endpoint security.
1. Active Anti-Virus With Event Logs
A comprehensive, active threat detection software that constantly runs in the background of all computers is a significantly cheaper alternative to say, a SIEM. Active protection accomplishes three critical directives:
- Establishes network firewalls.
- Closely monitors open applications in real time.
- Logs all events by computer, event date and time, event type and application in a central dashboard.
The result is a relatively hands-off, but effective approach to cyberattack prevention and threat detection for computing environments.
2. Educating Employees
According to DarkReading, 91 percent of cyberattacks start as phishing attacks. Everything from ransomware and root-kit injections to theft of personally identifiable information (PII) often start off as an email-based scam. As problematic as this may seem, a little bit