Endpoint security automation a top priority for IT pros

A new SANS Institute report found that automating endpoint detection and response processes is the top priority for IT professionals trying to put actionable controls around their endpoints. The survey questioned IT professionals globally on how they approach endpoint security within their organisations, with endpoints referring to devices connecting to networks such as desktop computers, employer-owned laptops, network devices, cloud-based systems and IoT devices.

Forty-two percent of the IT professionals surveyed said their endpoints had been breached; 82% of that group said their breaches involved desktops, while 69% cited corporate laptops and 42% claimed involvement of employee-owned laptops (42%), which are generally not well-covered in security programmes.

Read more about the findings of the new SANS Institute report on Help Net Security.