Things have changed! In 2019 and beyond, IT security on the endpoint means being able to detect threats extremely quickly, understand what they are and what they are doing, take responsibility for counter-threat actions, and execute the necessary actions. Some threats may lurk for weeks, while others may aim for immediate theft or damage. Access to deep expertise and guidance at the point and time of need is critical. But this expertise is normally expensive, and in very short supply.
Threat detection and response is a new management priority, based on the reality of the advanced threat scenario all organisations face today. Gone are the days when it was enough to install an anti-virus product for endpoint security, hope for the best, and tick a box. That is history. GDPR has played its part in highlighting management responsibility for breach detection and declaration, but also the targeted threat landscape has escalated to a new level.