Top 5 Endpoint Misconfigurations That Open Security Gaps

Reducing the attack surface with efficient auditing and system hardening

[White Paper]


The term “cyberattack” brings to mind malware, social engineering, network vulnerabilities, or unpatched endpoints. But how do malicious actors manage to unleash their attack kill-chain in the first place? What is it that opens the gates to exploiting a weakness and breaching the infrastructure? With human error behind most successful attacks, perhaps we should look not beyond these culprits, but behind them.

Based on fresh threat intel, this free paper explores the most common misconfigurations leveraged by cybercriminals to penetrate IT infrastructures.


  • Malicious actors gain entry through endpoint misconfigurations 27% of the time
  • Misconfigurations related to accounts, password storage and password management are the most common individual endpoint misconfigurations
  • Of the most common areas of endpoint misconfigurations, most errors are found in the Internet Settings category
  • Configuration errors related to Windows Remote Management rank highest on the list of misconfigurations in Microsoft components
  • Endpoint risk analytics enables administrators to reduce the attack surface, limiting potential compromise while providing visibility into risks associated with misconfiguration

Learn how to enable your security team to plug these holes efficiently, with minimal effort and no impact on business operations.