The post-pandemic era is being defined by the global shift towards hybrid working and the increasing number and nature of cyberattacks. This shift to remote working has put more devices in the field and provided more opportunities to compromise them and their networks by cybercriminals.
According to SonicWall’s Cyber Threat Report ransomware attacks saw a global increase of 105% in 2021 compared to 2020, reaching an astonishing 623 million attacks, translating to about 20 ransomware attack attempts every second. Europe, in particular has suffered a steep rise to the tune of a 175% increase.This is not to mention the swathe of victims, from healthcare organisations to corporate entities to entire governments.
With the number of attacks increasing, so too is the cost of recovery.
According to IBM Security the average cost of a data breach is more than $4 million with the cost of recovery often passed along to the customer in the form of higher prices. As corporate networks get more devices to facilitate remote working, organisations are moving from a situation of having multiple uncontrolled endpoints to having a secure IT estate.
On 21 September TechFire in association with ManageEngine will adddress this very issue by asking the burning question: How can you get from risk to resilience in endpoint security?
TechCentral editor Niall Kitson will be joined by Windsor Motors’ Head of IT Enda Martin and ManageEngine global head of endpoint management and security, Romanus Prabhu Raymond, to discuss the challenges and share some solutions around endpoint security.