Where is the majority of exfiltrated data going?

According to recent BlackFog research, around 10% of all traffic is being exfiltrated to Russia and 17% is going to China. Data exfiltration to the Dark Web represented 7% of all traffic.

Is there increased risk of data exfiltration from a smartphone?

Yes, particularly with Android devices where malware can often be preinstalled.  Earlier this year Google researchers identified preinstalled malware on more than 7.4 million Android devices. The malware had the ability to take over the device and download apps in the background.

Are Antivirus and Malware solutions enough to prevent data exfiltration?

Companies rely on a combination of technology, training, policies and trust to cope with data exfiltration. Intrusion detection systems such as Firewalls and Anti-Virus solutions that remove known infections are not enough to prevent attackers from infiltrating the company network. It is inevitable that attackers will find a way in, the key is to prevent the activation and removal of information using modern cyber security techniques. Organizations need to deploy a solution that prevents the exfiltration of data from every device on the network.

How can data exfiltration be prevented?

The inherent mobility of today’s workforce makes it difficult for companies to keep track of what’s happening on every device in the network.  With a significant proportion of network transactions taking place in the background, without consent, it is important that organizations and individuals are closely monitoring this activity. Preventing the transmission of sensitive data to unidentified servers in regions where high levels of cyberattacks originate is paramount to protecting all network infrastructure. Modern attacks are predicated on the ability to communicate with third party servers to steal data. It is crucial that any cybersecurity solution is able to monitor, detect and prevent the unauthorized transmission of such data in real time.

How does BlackFog prevent data exfiltration?

Lots of cybersecurity firms can tell you when a breach or attack has taken place. BlackFog stops it from happening in the first place by focusing on preventing data loss, data profiling, and data collection. BlackFog protects from today’s modern threats by filling the gap between security solutions that focus on preventing access through intrusion detection systems, such as Firewalls and AV / Malware solutions that remove known infections after they have been discovered.

Through a layered approach, BlackFog spots, in real-time, when an attacker is trying to remove unauthorized data from a device or network and shuts them down before they get the chance to.

Why is BlackFog Different?

BlackFog is the only solution that provides on-device protection from data exfiltration, no data is ever sent to the cloud. BlackFog is also the only solution able to block outbound dataflow, ensuring what is on your device stays on your device. BlackFog also detects and blocks the transfer of data to the Dark Web in real-time, making it difficult for cybercriminals to extract data from your device. BlackFog’s multiple layers of defense protect you from ransomware, spyware, malware, phishing, unauthorized data collection and profiling.

To stay ahead of cybercriminals and protect your organization from data exfiltration, a multi-layered defense system preventing data loss, unauthorised data profiling and data collection is crucial.  Only by monitoring the flow of outbound traffic and stopping attacks in real time can you ensure no unauthorized data will fall into the wrong hands.

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