It was an absolutely devastating year as far as cybercrime is concerned, especially from a financial perspective. In 2017, the global cost of cybercrime increased by 23 percent year over year. And firms on average experienced 130 breaches, which is a 27 percent increase from 2016.
All signs indicate that global cybercrime will continue to get worse in 2018, and so it’s time need to identify your blind spots and fortify your defenses. Cybercrime is not a problem that will go away any time soon.
Micro Focus offers a variety of solutions that you can use to protect your company’s digital assets. Here are three threats that Micro Focus can protect your company from:
Insecure devices: According to a recent study, 8 out of 10 employees are now using unencrypted USB devices to store information. And 87 percent of workers acknowledge that they fail to notify their organizations when they lose a USB drive.
To address this issue, Micro Focus offers ZENworks Endpoint Security Management which allows employees to store and transmit data securely and under the guidance of IT. With ZENworks Endpoint Security Management, all external devices can remain secure and tamper-proof — even if they get lost or stolen.
Cryptocurrency mining: News recently broke about a Starbucks in Buenos Aires that was hijacking users’ laptops to mine for cryptocurrencies. Hackers, in other words, were using customers’ computing resources to make money online.
This begs the question: Are your company’s laptops being exploited by hackers for financial gain? It could be happening, and you may not even be aware of it.
This type of problem can also be addressed using ZENworks Endpoint Security Management, which can provide additional wireless security settings for employees while they are on-the-go.
Software vulnerabilities: From time to time, companies will release important security updates to address vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers. Just recently, for instance, TeamViewer announced a patch to address a bug that would allow attackers to seize control over desktop computers.
Here’s the thing, though: After a company releases this type of fix, updates then need to be applied to end users’ machines in a timely manner in order to be effective. And without the right software, it can be very difficult, if not impossible, to make sure that all end users are up to date with the latest software versions. This is especially difficult for a large enterprise with thousands of end users to look after.
Using Micro Focus ZENworks Patch Management, IT administrators can handle patches and updates from a central location and then roll hem out to clients in one fell swoop. It’s an easy and seamless way to deploy updates.
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