The security professional’s job has become an endless game of cat-and-mouse, continually pursuing invisible attackers that can out-think, out-run, and outsmart most security systems. No matter how efficient and nimble the professional, the attackers are fast, too. And getting faster every day. As a result, endpoints remain vulnerable.
It’s not a matter of simply adding additional security personnel. Industry-wide, the IT professional is a scarce commodity with demand far outpacing supply. By 2022, there will be a shortage of 1.8 million IT workers in the United States1, leaving companies even more short-handed to perform day-to-day tasks, much less those that are critical for security. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by ESG, the top two weaknesses of endpoint security staff were the “ability to investigate a cybersecurity incident involving an endpoint to determine root cause and the attack chain,” and “monitoring endpoint status to attain a real-time or near real-time inventory of endpoints on the network.”