PRESS RELEASE: CyCognito Empowers Organizations to Prevent Breaches Due to Supply Chain, Ransomware, and Other Modern Attacks by Protecting Their External Attack Surface
CyCognito platform automates attack surface management workflows and eliminates failed legacy practices that enable breaches
Palo Alto, Calif. — May 27, 2021 — CyCognito, the leader in external attack surface management and protection, today announced new features for its platform making it the first to enable organizations to fully automate external attack surface management practices into existing vulnerability and risk management workflows. CyCognito automates previously manual legacy attack surface management processes, reducing hours or days of work to minutes by integrating with asset management, reporting, security operations, risk management, and other applications. These new features build on the platform’s ability to automatically discover hidden and previously unknown exposed assets and risks.
Attack surfaces are constantly changing, so it is increasingly challenging for organizations to know about all of their IT assets and where they are exposed to attackers on the internet. Attack surface management products have historically focused simply on discovering IT assets — where and how organizations are exposed — but beyond that, they leave security teams to rely on time-intensive, manual processes to make decisions and remediate risk.
Now, the CyCognito platform fully automates the discovery of all externally-exposed assets and risks for organizations, and then orchestrates data sharing to automatically start the remediation process, for example by creating an incident response ticket. The platform integrates its findings and intelligence into existing vulnerability lifecycle management processes through channels such as Slack, PagerDuty, ServiceNow, and many other platforms to ensure that an organization’s entire attack surface is protected quickly and efficiently when risks are detected.
CyCognito is also introducing Remediation Planner, a significant new capability that further enhances operational efficiency for both security and IT teams. The Remediation Planner provides an intelligent interactive dashboard that shows teams where to focus remediation efforts to get the greatest security posture improvement, based on their business priorities. Organizations typically have more security issues to fix than expert resources to fix them, so the Remediation Planner prioritizes which issues to fix now and what can wait until later based on an organization’s goals.