The role of next-generation endpoint security and response in preventing healthcare data breaches
As the old saying in information security goes “corporate networks are a lot like an M&M, with a hard outside and a soft center”. Cybercriminals have learned to surpass traditional solutions like firewalls and anti-virus by attacking servers and personal computers, gaining control of credentials to databases and applications, and stealing private data.
In 2014, Symantec, one of the leaders in endpoint security, admitted that their tools were becoming increasingly ineffective, and allowed as many as 45 percent of malware threats to penetrate the machines they were trying protect. Combining that percentage with the fact that the 2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report claimed more than 317 million new pieces of malware were created last year alone, created the need for solutions to go beyond outdated endpoint solutions; to bring the fight back to attackers.