Endpoint devices are emerging as one of the most significant potential weaknesses in the corporate security chain as more people work outside of the traditional office environment.

Unsecured endpoint devices are susceptible to a variety of threats, including:

  • Phishing scams
  • Ransomware and malware
  • Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks
  • Exploits involving macros and scripts
  • Persistent advanced threats from organized groups
  • Stolen credentials from misplaced or stolen devices

As more endpoint devices are introduced into the business network, cybersecurity programs become more complex. While mobility and ease of communication increase employee efficiency, they can also pose security challenges.


To be effective, business leaders must develop an endpoint security policy that applies to a network with no geographical boundaries. Economically, having a single centrally managed local server to validate employees and vendors attempting to access data on your network may not be feasible. Employees working on remote systems may fail to update their software or exercise caution when dealing with suspicious emails and downloads.

These endpoint devices can act as a backdoor to unauthorized access by external actors when they are not protected by the office firewall. As a result, endpoint security is more important than ever to protect against external threats and potential data breaches.

In this article, we'll go over the best endpoint security practices that you can implement as part of your overall network security strategy. These suggestions apply whether you work in the office or remotely.

Endpoint Security Dangers

Endpoint device risks are based on security breaches and cyberattacks that can occur in unprotected space beyond the perimeter security protection area.

These dangers would include:

  • Gaining access to sensitive data and information.
  • Data theft and loss
  • Computer immobilization and ransomware
  • Any risk posed by remotely connected devices

A set of risks that, while compatible with the traditional workspace, raise the possibility of fracture when the device leaves the office, where networks and employee activity may be less tightly controlled.

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