Oftentimes, businesses remotely connect their computer networks to their clients’ devices. These devices include laptops and cellphones. By connecting these devices to corporate networks, paths are created that allow for security threats. Endpoint Security protects devices from unauthorized access.
Endpoint security software uses encryption techniques to control security by monitoring and blocking certain activities on devices connected to corporate networks. Typically, endpoint security solutions are centrally managed to protect the network as well as using clients’ software installed on each endpoint with access to corporate networks.
Securing the entry points of end-user devices reduces the risks of cybersecurity threats. Endpoint Security includes traditional antivirus software as well as comprehensive protection plans to prevent attacks from malware, ransomware, and other threats. To be efficient, endpoint security software must detect, analyze, prevent, and stop attacks in progress.
Endpoint security software is crucial to cybersecurity because data is one of the most valuable assets. Losing data can damage a business’s reputation and result in serious financial penalties. Endpoint security software has become essential in protecting businesses and their private data because of the reputational risk and legal risk associated with data breaches.
Recently, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies have only heightened the need for Endpoint Security measures. BYOD policies allow employees to work on their personal devices instead of company provided devices.
Data privacy and cybersecurity risks are increasing because personal devices connected to corporate networks create more endpoint vulnerabilities. Previously, Data breaches mostly came through the network itself. However, data breach attacks are increasingly coming through endpoints, which means that simple centralized network protection is not enough. Endpoint Security is necessary to protect your data and business.
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- Data Inventory: Planning for and completing your data inventory.
- Data Mapping: Planning for and completing your data map.
- Privacy Notices: Drafting your privacy notices or ensuring that your current privacy notices are compliant with new data privacy regulations.
- Privacy Training and awareness: Creating an effective and entertaining training and awareness program for staff and executives.
- Data Breach Preparation: Drafting or reviewing data breach response protocols and planning documents to ensure that data breach notifications are compliant with data breach notification laws.
- Third-Party Contract Checklists: Ensuring that a mechanism exists to verify that third-party supplier contracts include the necessary data privacy and cybersecurity protections.
- Data Protection Officer: 24/7 virtual Chief Privacy Officer services.
Data privacy and cybersecurity risks are rapidly evolving, which add to the complexity of running an effective and efficient data privacy program. Instead of taking on this challenge on your own, we invite you to contact Appolo Compliance for help developing an effective data privacy program.
Authored on May 14, 2021 by Jennifer Frank, Esq.