Endpoints are highly susceptible to cyberattacks and data breaches as they are the weakest spots within a business network and act as a potential entry point for attack vectors.
Endpoint Indicators of Compromise
These four categories are responsible for more than 80 percent of critical indicators of compromise (IOCs).
- Dual-use PowerShell – More than a third of critical attacks detected on endpoints are exploited using Windows PowerShell [Esecurity Planet]. Attackers can harness PowerShell to execute commands within memory, rendering traditional malware hash analysis and detection methods obsolete. With this approach, malicious actors increase their chances of operating undetected and succeeding in their objectives.
- Ransomware – Ransomware is a form of malware that locks system screens or files to prevent victims from accessing them. Cybercriminals steal sensitive data, encrypt it and hold business-critical data hostage at a ransom. An estimated 70% of breaches originate on endpoint devices. In 2021, the average cost to recover from a ransomware attack was $1.85 million.
- Fileless malware – This technique infects endpoints via suspicious memory process injections and registry activity. It does not rely on files and leaves no footprint, making it challenging to detect and remove by antivirus, whitelisting and other traditional endpoint security solutions. Fileless malware is memory-based and does not rely on files, making it a zero-footprint attack that is hard to detect and remove by traditional, signature-based methods.
- Credential dumping – This tactic refers to obtaining login information (username and password) from a system’s operating system and software. These credentials are then used to access restricted information, perform lateral movements or install other malware for future attacks. Endpoint vulnerabilities are key entry points to unauthorized access.
A Multi-Layered Defense Strategy Is Best
Managed security providers, like Magna5, unify prevention, detection and response in a single solution. With centralized visibility into all your endpoint activity, we can block and quarantine malware that takes foothold into your network and can even reverse the attack with malware rollback to defuse the damage before it happens. Active threat hunting seeks out intrusions that have evaded antivirus and eliminates them before they are executed. Let’s take a look at Magna5’s multi-tiered security defense approach.
- Improve real-time prevention.
Combining attack prevention, detection, response and recovery into a single agent, we can protect Windows, Mac and Linux from a wide range of malicious attacks. Our AI self-learning tools can stop highly sophisticated malware, hacking tools, ransomware, memory exploits, script misuse and other fileless attacks. Both known and unknown cyber threats are monitored at every stage of their lifecycle.
- Streamline granular endpoint management control.
We use policy-based configurations that can kill a process, quarantine or delete malicious binaries before they do any damage. Policy-driven protection allows or blocks USBs and endpoint traffic to determine the appropriate response.
- Visualize attacks with real-time forensics.
We can generate forensic information and storyline visualizations, mapping out the attack’s point of origin and progression across endpoints in real-time. We ensure cross-platform visibility into all endpoints, encrypted traffic, and all applications and processes.
- Close the vulnerability gap between detection and response.
We manage the entire incident response process, relieving IT teams of error-prone manual mitigation procedures. Our approach rapidly eliminates threats and returns files back to trusted states.
- Eliminate vulnerabilities on your network.
Good cyber hygiene starts by ensuring all devices and applications are consistently patched and upgraded. We provide deep visibility into every device and application running both on-premises and in the cloud. This allows us to manage the entire patching and endpoint configuration process to proactively minimize the vectors that attackers can exploit.
- Hunt down the hackers.
It’s one thing to keep cybercriminals out. But what if they have already compromised your network. We can actively hunt for hackers using sophisticated algorithms to seek out potential footholds and hard-to-detect persistent threat methods.