In today’s digital ecosystem, threats must be secured at all endpoints, before they have the chance to execute and wreak havoc on your network. However, human intervention is mandatory in managing vulnerabilities.
Perimeter defense was once a valid method of security, but modern technology—and modern means mobile technology—has created a whole new landscape of exposure. Legacy antivirus software was once substantial enough to defend against malware, but it’s the way that malware gets in that’s of utmost concern. The manner of deception extends all the way back to the first humans: building trust in an effort to deceive.
The threat of systems falling prey to a phishing attack is increasing, likely due to lack of security awareness on behalf of users at endpoints. Many users also have outdated security software, making them vulnerable to malware infection, but either way—security software can only be as effective as the user is aware of how to protect endpoints.
A recent study on human behavior confirms that users are prone to phishing emails because they become convinced of the email’s trustworthiness and download attachments and links designed to infect them with malware.
To protect your endpoints, security software is crucial, but intelligence is just as important.