Chapter 11. Endpoint Protection

Wouldn’t networks be so much easier to protect if you could just keep people from getting on them? Every network security professional has dreamed of a world without constant security awareness training and the need to figure out new controls to combat the latest attacks aimed at taking advantage of employees and their computing devices. Endpoint security is by far the hardest aspect of securing a network, because users never cease to amaze us with their abilities to disappoint by opening suspicious file attachments and applications.

In many cases, it’s not the user’s fault when a security incident occurs, but more a problem with how fast the evolution of collaborative technologies has outpaced previous security ...

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