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Written by Nim Nadarajah
on April 18, 2019

If cybersecurity is front of mind for your organization, you’re not alone. According to a recent study, CIOs are reporting that security spending is increasing at twice the rate of overall investment[1]. In the 12 months that ended in March 2018, there were 2,216 data breaches and more than 53,000 cybersecurity incidents reported across 65 countries[2]. And with so many enterprises transitioning their assets to cloud-based platforms, it’s understandable that tech leadership would be concerned. According to McAffee, nearly one quarter[3]of all the data stored on the cloud is sensitive. 


With the average cost of a data breach incident sitting at $3.5 Million[4], it’s prudent for organizations to place cybersecurity as a priority in their planning. At CrucialLogics, we have an in-depth understanding of the thorough security infrastructure provided by Windows-based applications. Microsoft uses a global network of security insight to take cybersecurity measures to the next level, ensuring that users are provided with cutting edge protection based on industry best practices.

For our clients, this means that for every cybersecurity problem, Windows 10 has a solution.

Problem: Identity Protection
How secure are your passwords? If you’re like 75%[5]of the population, it’s likely that all your email and social media accounts are secured with the same password. And while that may make your logins easier to remember, it also makes it easier for cybercriminals to hack your accounts.

SOLUTION: Microsoft Passport and Windows Hello
In Windows 10, a strong two-factor authentication procedure has been introduced in which user credentials are tied to a device using a biometric or PIN code. This is more secure than a password, because a PIN is local and tied directly to a specific device. The PIN then enables a biometric input such as a fingerprint, iris, or facial recognition.

Problem: Information Protection
Do you keep track of everywhere your information goes? 87% of senior managers admit to leaking data to unmanaged personal accounts like email and unsupported cloud services, and 58% have sent data to the wrong person[6].   

SOLUTION: Windows 10 Enterprise Data Protection
Enterprise Data Protection protects enterprise apps and data against leaks on both corporate and personal devices, without requiring changes to your environment or the user experience.

Problem: Device Protection
We’ve officially entered the age of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). And while BYOD has a number of major benefits, it also presents many challenges. Today, the average time that a hacker will spend on your device before being detected is 205 days[7].

SOLUTION: Windows Trusted Boot
Windows Trusted Boot performs a measured and verified launch of your Microsoft systems every single time you open your device. There’s no guesswork involved in determining whether you’re using a secure interface- it’s secure every time.

Problem: Online Protection
Nearly 1 million[8]new pieces of malware are created every day. These include computer viruses and other malicious software. That being said, hackers tend to rely on tried and true bugs that have been around for decades. With all the surfing we do at work each day, it’s no wonder why so many of our systems are vulnerable.

SOLUTION: Windows 10 Device Guard
Windows 10 Device Guard is a set of hardware and OS technologies that can be configured to restrict devices so that they only run authorized apps. By “locking down” the devices, enterprises can ensure that they are mitigating cybersecurity risk through unapproved websites.

Windows 10: The Ultimate Cybersecurity Guard
As we’ve discussed in a previous blog post, Microsoft’s unparalleled list of security features allows organizations to take the guesswork out of cybersecurity. Regardless of how many new threats may arise every day, Microsoft is equipped to outmaneuver cybercriminals and neutralize threats before they’ve even begun.

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As a Microsoft Gold Partner, the team at CrucialLogics has successfully completed migrations with more than one million objects for clients across multiple industries. To learn more about how CrucialLogics can help solve your cybersecurity challenges, contact our team today.

 

[1]Forrester Research, “Technology Briefing is Reaching a Tipping Point”

[2]Forbes, “60 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019”, https://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2018/12/03/60-cybersecurity-predictions-for-2019/ - 139672c04352

[3]BizTech, “3 Cybersecurity Threats Businesses Should Look Out for in 2019”, https://biztechmagazine.com/article/2019/01/3-cybersecurity-threats-businesses-should-look-out-2019

[4]Ponemon Institute, “2014 Cost of Data Breach: Global Analysis”

[5]Security Week, “Study Reveals 75% of Individuals Use Same Password for Social Networking and Email”, https://www.securityweek.com/study-reveals-75-percent-individuals-use-same-password-social-networking-and-email

[6]Acronym, “Introducing Windows Information Protection”, https://www.acronym.co.nz/blog/news/introducing-windows-information-protection/

[7]InfoSecurity, “Hackers Spend 200+ Days Inside Systems Before Discovery”, https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/hackers-spend-over-200-days-inside/

[8]CNN Business, “Nearly 1 Million New Malware Threats Released Every Day”, https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/hackers-spend-over-200-days-inside/

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