The key to threat detection and protection is behavior: User behavior and system behavior. The tell-tale that something is wrong is abnormal behavior – unusual access patterns and locations, uncharacteristic activities, etc.
But to spot abnormal behavior, you must first know what “normal” looks like.
Take advantage of the fact that modern endpoint security platforms:
- are data-driven, and can both prevent and warn about potential issues.
- analyze user behavior, and detect and warn against abnormal behavior.
If you use these platforms the way they were intended, and have the policies and processes in place to recognize the warning signs, you’ve come a long way.
And then, you “just” need to listen. And respond efficiently.