Every day we continue to receive reports of hackers getting into companies networks, both large and small.

You may think that they are not interested in your data, but let’s face it, smaller businesses are easier to get into and sabotage.

Even having good backups is no longer sufficient as the bad guys are now threatening to release your information on the dark web if you do not pay the ransom.

So what can you do? Well the next step is adding an Application Whitelisting and Ringfencing to your endpoint security stack

Antivirus software may be a  multi-billion dollar industry, but cybercriminals continue to develop sophisticated attacks that can get around the most expensive defenses. Why? Antivirus software relies on definitions, heuristics, and behavior analytics to determine if a file is malicious, and even so-called artificial intelligence is still using patterns based on previous threats.

This makes it easy for the newest threats to penetrate your business and wreak havoc. Application Whitelisting does it the other way around, allowing only trusted software to run on endpoints and servers and blocking everything else.

Application Whitelisting is the gold standard when it comes to blocking ransomware, viruses, and other software-based threats.

Companies are more at risk now than ever before – if you would like more information please schedule a Security Assessment Schedule NOW

Antivirus, EDR, and other threat detection tools only look for threats and suspicious behavior. Therefore, they cannot distinguish between DropBox and a piece of malware disguising itself as genuine software.

For example, in March of this year, a major vulnerability was discovered in Zoom, one of the leading video conferencing software applications on the market, which exposed millions of users.

With the right policies in place, these users could have been protected