Going back to the basics…
The concept of cyber security has become convoluted. Users aren’t sure what software to buy, or if one program is even enough. Often times they’ll try to use three different products that all do the same thing, which in turn interferes with each one’s functionality.
So, PC Matic wants to go back to the basics for a moment. There are two types of intrusions. Either a malicious software is running on your device, or an unauthorized person is on your device or within your network without your permission. That’s it. Two types of intrusions, people or software.
Next, how do you block these two intruders? Very simply — lock your doors.
It’s the same method of security you likely use for your home. You keep your doors locked, only allowing those you trust inside. From an IT perspective, you keep your device locked, only allowing known, trusted programs or files to run. If the program hasn’t been tested and proven secure it will not be able to execute. This method of protection is called application whitelisting, or a default-deny approach.
Over the last few years, attack vectors have continued to evolve. The two intrusions remain the same — people and software, but how they get into your system has advanced.
Therefore, hackers are going outside of file attacks and worming their way into your devices through other methods such as fileless infections and remote desktop attacks. Finding a security solution that effectively thwarts all forms of attack vectors is imperative. This proves the security solution is evolving with security threats.
If your current security solution isn’t preventing file-based attacks, fileless infections, and RDP exploits, it’s already 10 steps behind the cyber criminals, and it’s time for a change.
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