At the heart of every organization are its employees, the engine that drives growth, fueled by the data they create and store on their laptops, tablets, and mobile phones, as well as access through data center and cloud servers.
It should come as no surprise to CISOs that 60 percent of corporate data is stored on employee endpoints. And cybercriminals are progressively targeting the valuable data contained on these enterprise endpoints, recognizing the higher return on investment compared to consumer prey. In fact, businesses saw a 235 percent increase in cyberattacks. What’s even more concerning is that there was over a six-fold increase in information-stealing Trojan malware such as Emotet and TrickBot and over a five-fold increase in ransomware such as Troldesh in 2018.
The job of every CISO is to secure the organization and minimize risk to business operations in the event of an attack. One successful endpoint attack can interrupt employee productivity and bring the business to a grinding halt. In an era when CISOs can no longer prepare for if there will be a breach but when a successful incident will occur, it’s more important than ever for organizations to adopt a proactive posture of endpoint resilience.