- mobile devices
- desktop computers
- IoT devices: cameras, smart speakers, security systems, lighting, thermostats, refrigerators
- virtual machines
- embedded devices
Endpoints are outside the network security zone and depend on users to take security measures, which leaves room for human error. Cybercriminals target endpoints because they are doorways to corporate data and by nature vulnerable to attack.
One of today’s challenges is that the workforce becomes more distributed, especially with remote workers, who use more devices from any place in the world.
Main endpoint security tools are traditional antivirus and antimalware software. They are designed to stop criminals from harming devices, services, and networks. In addition to anti-viruses, there are effective corporate cybersecurity methods.
- devices tracking – better track of all devices that connect to network,
- Zero Trust – this is a security model with continual verification of id, devices, and services,
- security with encryption – encrypt endpoints adds another layer of protection to data and devices,
- safe passwords – any user should regularly change passwords on his devices,
- updates – keep your OS, applications, and security software updated.