May 19, 2021

3 Biggest Cybersecurity Threats to the Enterprise

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With the recent rise in ransomware attacks, notably Colonial Pipeline, SolarWinds, and Microsoft Exchange, cybersecurity is a leading concern for enterprises across all industries. As businesses adopt new technologies and continue to work remotely or adopt hybrid models, they are rapidly expanding the digital attack surface. Here are the three biggest threats to the enterprise—and, solutions to bolster your security posture.

3 biggest threats to the enterprise

1. Unknown threats

Hackers can break into your network and avoid detection for up to 280 days on average. By the time you realize, it's too late.

2. False positives

Hackers are sending these along with actual threats to confuse AI systems and security teams. False positives are mislabeled security alerts, indicating there is a threat when in actuality, there isn’t. These false/non-malicious alerts (SIEM events) increase noise for already over-worked security teams and can include software bugs, poorly written software, or unrecognized network traffic.

3. New ways of working

With the shift to remote workforces and more third-party vendors, companies are exposed to more threats than ever before. 71 percent of security professionals noticed an increase in security breaches and threats since the outbreak of COVID-19.

3 simple solutions

1. Threat hunting

Threat hunting is a proactive approach to actively searching your network traffic to detect security threats. It’s the “I’m going to go looking for something that may or may not be there” attitude based on the premise that no system is completely secure.

2. Visibility

You can't fight what you can't see. Need visibility across the enterprise.

3. Always on

Trends show a lot of attacks (like the recent US pipeline hack) happen over the weekends when companies run updates and have fewer staff members watching. Businesses need to protect with the same tenacity on Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoon.

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