Smarter, Not Harder: How to Intelligently Prioritize Attack Surface Risk

There’s a common saying in cyber security, “you can’t protect what you don’t know,” and this applies perfectly to the attack surface of any given organization.

Many organizations have hidden risks throughout their extended IT and security infrastructure. Whether the risk is introduced by organic cloud growth, adoption of IoT devices, or through mergers and acquisitions, the hidden risk lies dormant. As a result, IT and security teams do not always have an up-to-date picture of the extended ecosystem they need to defend. Legacy tools often have static lists of the ‘known’ asset inventory but lack the capabilities to comb the internet for the ‘unknown’ assets that belong to the organization.

To close visibility gaps and uncover hidden risk, establishing and maintaining a comprehensive attack surface management program is critical. Benefits include removing sprawl, reducing environmental drift and fast remediation.

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Source: Mandiant