One of the top ten cyber controls that your company should have in place is Endpoint Detection and Response, or better known as EDR. EDR is a control that constantly monitors end-user devices to detect and respond to cyber threats like ransomware. Ransomware is one of the leading causes of loss in the cyber industry impacting organizations of all types and sizes. Implementing an EDR solution is imperative to prevent these types of cyberattacks.

The main components of EDR are to:

  • Uncover attackers – EDR applies behavioral analytics to assess events in real time to trace suspicious behavior
  • Threat hunting – threat hunters work to find, investigate, and advise on suspicious activity
  • Provide real-time and historical visibility of endpoints – you are given access to all suspicious activity at any given time
  • Speeds up investigations
  • Enables fast and decisive remediation

Some of the best EDR providers include Cynet, CrowdStrike, Carbon Black, SentinelOne, and Symantec EDR.

Another measure that your company may want to add to pair with EDR is an Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP). EPP helps prevent your traditional threats like malware. They use tools like data encryption, antivirus, and firewalls. It is important to note that EPP does not prevent attacks, but it makes it more difficult foe hackers to infiltrate your systems.

For more tips on minimizing risk at your business, be sure to contact a Marsh McLennan Agency (MMA) advisor.

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