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Endpoint security stats you need to know

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Endpoint security is crucial for protecting your organization from cyber threats. With the increasing vulnerabilities posed by human actions, it’s essential to have key insights into endpoint behavior.

In this blog post, we’ll highlight four important statistics that shed light on the significance of endpoint behavior visibility. Let’s dive in!

82% of network compromises are caused by the human element.

The 2023 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report revealed that a whopping 82% of network compromises result from human actions such as phishing, stolen credentials, and misconfigurations. Despite training employees on identifying phishing scams and implementing security measures like two-factor authentication, people can still fall victim to manipulation or make accidental mistakes.

34% of organizations lack sufficient visibility into endpoint activities. 

According to Cybersecurity Insiders, a significant number of organizations admit to having insufficient visibility into endpoint activities. Without comprehensive monitoring, detecting and responding to cyber threats in real-time becomes challenging.

68% of organizations have experienced an endpoint attack

The Ponemon Institute’s 2020 State of Endpoint Security Risk report reveals that a vast majority of organizations (68%) have faced an endpoint attack in the past year. These attacks can lead to significant financial losses, with the average cost of a breach amounting to $4.35 million.

Fileless malware rose 900% in 2020, bypassing endpoint security controls. 

Watchguard Technologies’ report highlights that fileless malware, which can evade traditional endpoint security controls, saw a staggering 900% increase in 2020. This indicates that relying solely on conventional security measures might not be sufficient to defend against evolving threats.

Endpoint security is crucial for protecting organizations from cyber threats. But endpoint security tools are not infallible. Having a layer of network visibility that can also provide endpoint telemetry can help you detect threats across the enterprise and know when your endpoint tools have failed. 

With Endpoint Analytics, a built-in component of Plixer’s platform, you get real-time visibility into endpoint activity across your network. This allows security teams to identify anomalous behavior, such as unauthorized access, lateral movement, command and control communication, or data staging and exfiltration. With this level of visibility, security teams can take immediate action to block or quarantine suspicious activity and prevent further damage.

To learn more about how Plixer’s endpoint security solutions can safeguard your organization, book a demo today.