Shut the Doors where Cyber Threats Sneak In – Even Past Your AV

 

Sometimes we think that patching and antivirus close all those entry points for cyber threats.  Unfortunately, that’s just not true.  They sneak in through vulnerable protocols.  They hook onto Local Admin accounts.  They pounce on openings created by end users.  Using Third Wall, you dramatically limit these gaps.

We found that 28% of respondents pointed the finger at insiders, which includes trusted parties such as current and former employees, service providers, and contractors. Almost one-third (32%) say insider crimes are more costly or damaging than incidents perpetrated by outsiders. most insider incidents are conducted for financial gain

How many cyber threats find ways in and avenues to spread using unused and unneeded protocols that are active on your computers?  More than you think.  With Third Wall™, you will now have instant shutdown of these dormant but highly risky protocols.  The old rule of thumb is true – if you don’t need something in your environment, deactivate it.

Only 20% of small companies rely on a security function to handle insider attacks, compared with 62% of large organizations. That means it’s very likely that companies with 500 employees or fewer may have only one person responsible for managing information security and IT.

With a couple of simple changes, you can hide key elements that hackers and viruses look for, preventing them from finding the easy way in.  It is astounding how easy some environments are to get into and infect, and you should be proactively be making it as difficult as possible – with Third Wall™. 

Criminals have found that third-party partners may provide relatively easy access to confidential data

 End users balk at built-in security measures as ‘too much trouble.’  Don’t let them.  Enforce procedures with automation, and even if they try to get around them, Third Wall will automatically rebuff them.  Security features aren’t “too much trouble” – they are a highly-effective and necessary procedure.  And you must make end users comply, even if they don’t want to.

More than 317 million new pieces of malware -- computer viruses or other malicious software -- were created last year (2014)

If you don’t proactively manage passwords, including local passwords, your entire system is at risk.  Use Third Wall™ to enforce passwords across all your environment.