Endpoint (or device) hardening is the concept of reinforcing security at the device level. Because securing endpoints is fundamental to every other security action you take, it’s important to invest as much as you can into endpoint hardening. According to research conducted by Ponemon with Keeper Security, 81% of businesses experiencing an attack in 2020 were faced with some form of malware. Other forms of attack also included credential theft, compromised/stolen devices, and account takeover. All of these attacks can be alleviated with a good endpoint hardening approach.
In this blog, we discussed how AI can affect day-to-day work at small businesses. We focused on three areas where small businesses can leverage AI to improve their operations: Sales: AI-powered sales tools such as CRM systems and chatbots can help small businesses optimize their sales process, gain a better understanding of their customers' preferences, and provide personalized sales and marketing messages. Process Streamlining: AI-powered process automation tools such as RPA and predictive maintenance can help small businesses streamline their processes, reduce errors, and free up employees' time to focus on higher-value activities. Business Continuity from an IT Perspective: AI-powered IT automation tools such as network automation and security automation can help small businesses reduce downtime, improve security, and respond more quickly to IT issues. Overall, AI has the potential to revolutionize the way small businesses operate, and those that embrace these technologies will be better positioned to compete in the marketplace and grow their businesses.
STIR/SHAKEN is a technology framework designed to reduce fraudulent robocalls and illegal phone number spoofing. STIR stands for Secure Telephony Identity Revisited. SHAKEN stands for Secure Handling of Asserted information using toKENs (a creative acroynm, that's for sure).