If you're paying attention, you've probably already seen a handful of GDPR-related headlines just today, let alone in the last week or month. But there are two good reasons for the deluge of GDPR discussion right now: It's incredibly important and the time to act is now.
With the explosion of laptops, IoT, tablets, smartphones and other smart technologies, endpoints are the single largest group of devices inside your network today. Managing all of your assets and their software requires three foundational steps.
If you browsed the latest security headlines, you'd probably think the majority of data breaches were related to hackers, political activists, malware or phishing. While the latter two hint at it, the truth is that nearly half of all data breaches can be traced back to insiders in some capacity.
Most of the criminal activity targeting today's enterprises originates at the endpoint, and the majority of modern breaches use known threats or vulnerabilities for which a patch already exists. For this reason, endpoint visibility must be complete and continuous.
As data protection breaches have become daily headline news and everyone becomes increasingly sensitive about privacy, the regulatory regime is getting tougher. Data protection laws in Europe are more important than ever before - especially as the enforcement deadline of the EU GDPR looms.
Once a file enters the network, we often lack the tools to monitor the file's behavior. In essence, using the point-in-time model, the security professional cannot retry the file for guilt or innocence.
Technology will always play a critical role in security. Yet, companies cannot rely exclusively on the tools. People present a number of security-related problems that companies must address with education.