Mobile technology will become a prime phishing attack vector – and endpoint security has shown to be a segment IT professionals sometimes tend to overlook. Employees working from home, on-the-go bringing their own devices allowing users to access business IT services from any location at any time create multiple endpoint vulnerabilities. Where most security breaches came through the network in the past, we now see them coming through endpoints, which often means that a centralized network protection within an organization does not go far enough. The consequence is that there is no longer a secure perimeter within business devices where applications and data can be protected. Instead, all IT services must be considered continuously at risk.
Security must maintain greater control over access points to prevent the vulnerabilities that can arise by using remote devices. And far more, every purchasing decision should already be treated like a security decision – to select the most secure device (mobile phones, printers, PCs, laptops, wearables) that will ensure highest protection while in use.
Only by aligning their IT security strategy with procurement priorities – and by taking advantage of modern security capabilities built-in from the hardware-up – can organizations become truly secure, protecting their most valuable resources in the process.