QPC Security - Breakfast Bytes

Patch management


Friday Apr 30, 2021

Overview of the secure endpoint strategy
The CIA you care about – confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the data on and accessed by your technology systems
You need strategies effective a protecting against the efforts of nation state actors and large criminal enterprises
Your bank account, identity, business, and mental health are at stake
What security posture strategy works now?
Who do you partner with and vet or assess them?
It is not about simply selecting the technology. It is much more about the partner who services you.
Zero-trust posture coupled with the proper services
Welcome to "Breakfast Bytes," your go-to podcast for insightful discussions on hot tech topics. In this episode, hosted by Felicia King, we take a deep dive into the critical world of endpoint protection. With an increased shift of our lives online, protecting our data is more important than ever. But how much do we understand about endpoint protection and the steps needed to safeguard our data?
We kick off with a discussion about our technology usage and the assumptions behind it. We delve into concepts like the 'CIA Triad,' the backbone of all data security strategies representing Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. We also explore the daunting facets of cybersecurity, such as hack attempts, nation-state actors, criminal enterprises, and the lack of regulation, illuminating the challenges individuals or small businesses face in combating such overwhelming threats.
The episode then shifts gears to emphasize the significance of teaming up with a top-notch security architect to stay secure. We discuss the differences between a Security Operations Center (SOC) and a Network Operations Center (NOC), and why understanding these differences is vital when choosing an IT service provider. We further discuss why consumer-grade technologies may not be sufficient and why businesses should consider enterprise-level solutions. Special emphasis is put on endpoint protection platforms that maintain a zero-trust posture and the advantages they offer.
We also delve into the key components of Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Managed Detection and Response (MDR) technologies, spending time exploring how your endpoint's data is monitored by a 24/7 staffed data center. In addition, we provide crucial questions you should ask your IT service provider, particularly about administrative access. The perils of vendor agnosticism and outsourcing to under-protected NOCs are highlighted, as is the crucial need to evaluate endpoint protection critically and the importance of timely system patching.
This episode aims to empower listeners with the knowledge they need to strengthen their data protection strategy and avoid leaving their data 'naked on the interstate'. Listen in and equip yourself with the information you need to protect your data more efficiently and effectively.

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