The reality of the world we live and do business in has made us increasingly vulnerable to cyber threats and attacks. Perimeter security and signature-based threat detection tools can only do so much when the threat is brand new or if it morphs as it spreads out through your network, making their signature unrecognizable. Chances are, there is someone lurking in your network right now and you don’t even know it.
In fact, Verizon’s 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report revealed that approximately 70% of cyber breaches go completely undetected by organizations’ security teams, and are instead discovered by external parties like the authorities, FBI, or even the attackers themselves.
The attackers themselves? You read right.
It’s called ransomware – which occurs when criminals break into the victim’s computers and encrypt all data on the systems, rendering it inaccessible unless the victim pays for the decryption key. So whether it is the FBI letting you know you’ve been the target of a cybercrime ring, or the attackers themselves ready to profit from you, the chances are high when it comes to you being the last one to find out about your own security breach.
Keeping an eye on your endpoint activity will allow you to identify anomalous behavior that can point to a security breach – so you can catch the bad guys before they catch you. Just last month, we announced the release of EnCase Analytics, our security intelligence tool designed to help you derive insights from enterprise-wide endpoint Big Data using an analytics interface. By having complete visibility into your endpoint activity, you will get a proactive, bird’s-eye view into your network’s security risks and detect signs of possible threats, providing you with the information you need to take immediate action – like kicking off a response job using an incident response tool like EnCase Cybersecurity.
Nobody wants to get the so-dreaded call and realize that a security breach was taking place right in front of their noses. To learn more about EnCase Analytics and how it can help you stay on top of you systems’ security, visit http://www.guidancesoftware.com/encase-analytics.htm.