In the U.S. alone there were more than 500 publicly disclosed data breaches in 2016—nearly twice that of the year before.1 In February 2017, research firm Opinium found that 78 percent of the IT decision makers surveyed across the U.S. and Europe experienced at least one ransomware attack on their organization in the last year. The Shadow Brokers, the hacking group that exposed the vulnerability the now infamous WannaCry exploited, has promised to disclose more of the same. The world has now seen its first publicly disclosed million-dollar ransom payout.2 NotPetya gave us a taste of the weaponized malware of the future. And then there’s Equifax….
How do you stop this freight train? Without a focused security strategy, device sprawl is costly— and out of control. IT teams spend too much time managing these devices. Add to this a major cybersecurity labor shortage that forces companies to optimize their security personnel, and clearly a strategy leveraging tech that’s comprehensive, simplifies management, and focuses on security basics that raise the highest barriers against real-world attacks offers a strong advantage over other solutions