Imagine the Attack Surface Area as a universe that consists of all the doors to an organization’s systems, including any software and hardware components which can be used as an entry point. The more entry points, the higher the risk of unauthorized users accessing and damaging the network.
To reduce an attack surface area, it’s best practice to have antivirus and firewalls to secure your network of endpoints. But these solutions, though essential for the day-to-day operations, lack the ability to know when someone physically takes over a device. The good news is continuous endpoint authentication solutions like TypingDNA ActiveLock are able to block and flag unauthorized usage of company endpoints, effectively reducing an organization’s attack surface area.
The quickest way to shrink your attack surface is to focus your resources for maximum impact. While in the intermediate term it’s critical that your IT teams work on securing your web pages, systems, routers, and software, they’re also able to take immediate action to secure your employees’ devices by adding continuous endpoint authentication.
Computers and laptops represent a big chunk of the attack surface. But, having continuous authentication on these endpoints allows you to know at all times if an unauthorized user physically takes over these endpoints. Not only do you efficiently eliminate the issue of device sharing across your fleet of endpoints, but you’re also quickly making the attack area smaller.
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