Richard Davis, Executive Director of IT Security, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universit

Make Sure the Solution Fits the Environment and the Need

  • When modifying any security practice, whether it’s changing emphasis or adopting new or stronger endpoint security tools, it’s important to maintain a holistic perspective.
  • You need to know what kinds of data you have on your endpoints, how people use it, understand your risks, and know the worst-case scenario for an endpoint in your environment.

“Honestly, it is extremely trivial in many cases to bypass antivirus.”

For Richard Davis, executive director of IT security at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, endpoint security is a critically important piece of the institution’s overall security strategy. Embry-Riddle has global and online campuses. “Any time you’re dealing with an organization that has global reach and endpoints connected all over the place, you have a large attack surface that presents a special security challenge,” he says. Educational environments are particularly challenging because of the culture of idea sharing and the free flow of information.

This is an excerpt from 32 Security Experts on Changing Endpoint Security. The eBook was generously sponsored by Carbon Black.

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