Firewalls and classic solutions for endpoint security are not enough to defend against increasingly sophisticated and targeted attacks against IT infrastructure and applications, warn the security specialists at Attivo Networks. Although this combination would offer a certain level of protection against common and simple malware attacks, more sophisticated and targeted attacks also require sophisticated detection and response solutions at the endpoint.
According to Attivo, this applies in particular to ransomware attacks, especially since the number of ransomware-as-a-service providers and thus the frequency of attacks is steadily increasing because the blackmailers themselves require less and less expertise. Phishing emails and social engineering campaigns are still popular attack vectors, and the strong increase in the number of home workers due to Corona has also increased the attack surface. In particular, their systems, which are usually not adequately secured and often used by family members, represent a wide-open gateway for ransom extortionists, according to Attivo.
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