Security leaders say that the sudden acceleration of digital transformation and anywhere- always-on IT infrastructure has made it very difficult for IT departments to manage the security profile effectively
CISOs say that the modern business always needs accessible and always-on IT, making maintenance of the infrastructure a very complicated process. Due to the sudden move to a remote workforce, the majority of the enterprises acknowledged that their employees connected new systems and devices to the organizational network.
And as most of these devices were meant for personal use, they were not configured in a manner that would keep the confidential enterprise data secure. IT teams point out that it has become a complex challenge for them trying to ensure that each new endpoint is capable of keeping the data of the enterprises secure and private.
Security leaders say that for the past few years, there has been a vision that could drastically reduce the complexity as well as the effort and time required to secure the distributed infrastructure. This refers to the self-repairing endpoints concept.
Why is the self-repairing endpoint the new “it” thing?
CISOs say that system admins believe endpoints to be capable of fixing themselves in the event of a malware attack or data loss event is a feature too far in the future. This is mainly because a system capable of preventing or stopping an attack, eliminating malware, restoring damaged files, and closing the liabilities all by itself without the help of an admin, would make life much simpler for the IT industry. IT teams will be able to focus on other value-addition tasks when the volume of helpdesk tickets reduces.
Certain enterprises have already reaped the benefits of the concept. By adopting a cyber-protection strategy with their IT strategy, they already have access to the type of automation and integration critical for ensuring the success of self-repairing endpoints.
Critical scale of Integration
Security leaders say that the IT measure of cyber-protection is leveraged by AI-boosted integration of conventional data protection features with endpoint management and cybersecurity management capabilities. Instead of leveraging the standalone solutions for every single IT need, an integrated solution will allow each of the factors to enhance the rest. This results in benefits that individual elements would not achieve, working in silos.
Backing up data is a method preferred by leaders. As an essential part of the regular data protection strategy of an organization, it generates numerous scenarios on how a system can operate under normal situations.
Understanding these samples using AI and inputting the results to the integrated cybersecurity features allows the defense mechanisms to detect malicious files or activities easily. Sharing of this data tells the anti-malware solution to identify better-approved processes that decrease the volume of false positives. A high volume of false-positives would have essentially wasted time and effort of the IT team and also result in needless downtime.
Accurately and truly integrated cybersecurity solutions also enable the solutions to effectively scan backups for any pre-existing malware that may be hiding. Eliminating such infections from the backup files before utilizing them to restore the system will help avoid the possibility of downtime and reinfection.