Cyber Centre of Excellence
for Local Public Services
Protect – Endpoints & Servers
Endpoint & Server Protection
Endpoint protection is a solution deployed on endpoint devices to prevent file-based malware, to detect and block malicious activity from trusted and untrusted applications, and to provide the investigation and remediation capabilities needed to dynamically respond to security incidents and alerts.
Traditional Endpoint Protection Is Losing The Battle
Through our work with councils, we have seen a range of cyber protection models in place. Some authorities are undoubtedly very vulnerable, especially in this new age of targeted sophisticated attacks.
Gone are the days where a hacker was a lone teenager in a dark room, hacking has taken a generational leap and is now a multi-million-pound business. It is tempting to think those recently badly hit, such as Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Hackney Council, must have had weak defences but we know this isn’t true. These were authorities doing all the right things, yet they were taken down catastrophically with clean up bills estimated to be£10m upwards. A generational leap in protection is required for this leap in attacks. That is why we have partnered with AppGuard, a technology new to the UK, designed in the US defence environment, which we are excited to offer it at a preferential rate for local government.
AppGuard – Zero Trust within Endpoints
An essential layer of protection that stops the malware that AV, EDR & XDR miss. AppGuard is a new, advanced cyber security solution that operates differently to traditional systems; it is effective at blocking the new wave of sophisticated attacks we currently face, including recent highly publicised and devasting supply chain attacks.
AppGuard was originally developed in the US Defence environment to protect against unknown attacks and has been successfully operational for a number of years. It has recently become available in the commercial environment.