The Changing Landscape of Computing
In the ever-evolving realm of cybersecurity, the growing need for robust controls remains more than ever persistent. As a matter of fact, endpoint protection is a prime example. For years, endpoint protection has been a fundamental control safeguarding desktops, laptops, and servers within company firewalls and internal networks, or behind a VPN for remote workers.
Nevertheless, in the last ten (10) years, we have witnessed two major shifts in terms of computing: cloud computing technology and remote working.
Nowadays, a lot of small companies operate without a corporate office or computer network, instead leveraging cloud-hosted solutions offered by Microsoft and Google, and utilizing a mix of company-owned and personal devices.
With the blurring of computer network ownership and responsibility lines, coupled with multiple layers of vendors and widespread administrative access on endpoints, the importance of endpoint security has never been greater.
As cyberthreats evolve, traditional antivirus software is no longer adequate for protecting modern devices. This has led to the development of Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions. This month Newsletter explores the shift from antivirus software to EDR, their functionality, dependence on operating systems, and the needs they fulfill in various environments.
This transition marks a significant shift in our approach to protecting digital assets, reflecting the changing nature of cyberthreats and the evolving requirements of new workplace environments.