Endpoint management is typically the responsibility of the IT operations or infrastructure teams, not the security team. So why should security care about endpoint hygiene?
Pervasive Endpoint Vulnerabilities
Attacks come from all directions, and many of them originate on endpoints. In fact, according to IDC, 70 percent of successful breaches begin at the endpoint. As of this writing, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is tracking 100,311 known CVE vulnerabilities in its National Vulnerability Database (NVD). Of these, 15 percent were new vulnerabilities identified in 2017.