Cloud Exposure: Find and Fix it Fast
Find Your Exposed Assets, Remediate Critical Risks and Validate Security Effectiveness
Boost the effectiveness of your security team with a zero-effort risk management solution that helps you discover, prioritize, and act to eliminate your security exposure risks in the cloud.
- Detect and reduce the security threats and expense of Shadow IT in the cloud MORE >
- Ensure cloud compliance with regulations such General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California
Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other
data privacy regulations around the globe MORE >
- Mitigate security risks originating from cloud assets run by partners and subsidiaries MORE >
- Evaluate mergers and acquisitions for cloud security exposures MORE >
- Ensure your cloud migration is secure MORE >
Find assets and critical security exposures you didn’t know existed in the cloud and aim your security teams directly at the issues presenting the greatest risk to your sensitive data. The CyCognito platform is a cloud service that discovers IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and web assets that put your organization at risk of data breaches and detects security risks associated with those assets. The CyCognito platform monitors your constantly changing security posture, prioritizes risks based on their business impact and provides guidance to help you eliminate exposures. After subscribing to the CyCognito platform, organizations have discovered up to 300% more assets than they previously knew existed – without installing or configuring any software or providing any internal feeds.
The CyCognito platform helps you secure your cloud assets with:
Identify the workloads, applications, servers, data, and other cloud or web assets owned by or affiliated with your organization that present a risk of exposure and breach -- especially assets that are abandoned or not managed by or known to your organization.
Identify the risks associated with cloud assets such as misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, out-of-date software, exposed content, certificate problems, and more.
Focus on the public-facing cloud assets that are easily targeted by attackers. Measure the significance of risks based on the business context of the asset, its attractiveness to an attacker and the severity of the security issue.
Engage the security teams and business units responsible for addressing at-risk assets. Notify partners and subsidiaries of issues discovered with their assets. Let red, blue and purple teams know where to focus additional scrutiny.
Ongoing monitoring, regular dashboard updates, analytics and graphical trends help you measure progress and attain new insights so you can optimally allocate resources, improve your security posture, and report your progress to management.
How You Can Manage Your Cloud Security with the CyCognito Platform
Unlike other cloud security solutions such as with CASB, CSPM, and CWPP solutions, the CyCognito platform doesn’t require logs, internal access credentials, installation of additional software or API integrations with your internal systems, or other internal data from you or partners to do discovery and analysis. The CyCognito platform discovers and analyzes exposed cloud accounts and vulnerable assets from the outside in to keep you focused on your most urgent security issues. The platform discovers and analyzes your unknowns, as an attacker would, so you can focus your efforts on eliminating your most urgent problems.
Detect and reduce the security risk and expense of Shadow IT
For nearly every problem there is a cloud solution, your employees know it, and they are quick to use cloud services to get their work done – it doesn’t matter if these services are sanctioned and managed by IT or totally unsanctioned. Shadow IT use of cloud services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) is everywhere. It’s even more rampant now that nearly everyone is working remotely and often using unmanaged devices to connect via the public internet. How do you discover cloud-exposed accounts and services that may contain your sensitive data or may connect to your internal systems? How do you identify if your resources in sanctioned or unsanctioned cloud accounts are exposed or vulnerable to attack? Every day it seems there’s another report of a major breach due to an exposure in the cloud, most of them enabled by a simple misconfiguration or a careless employee.
The CyCognito platform discovers resources in the cloud that are affiliated with your organization including shadow IT assets originating from rogue employees. The platform analyzes the security risks of those cloud assets and the resources associated with them and prioritizes identified problems so you can optimize how you deploy your IT staff and resources to fix them… focusing on what’s most important first. The platform continuously monitors the state of your systems from the outside in and provides a reporting dashboard to track your progress so you can show management how you are improving your security posture over time. And since the platform discovers shadow use of cloud resources, you can eliminate redundant or abandoned resources to reduce your overall cloud expenses.
Ensure cloud compliance with regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA
A number of data privacy regulations hold you responsible for keeping sensitive data private. You are responsible for making sure your resources in the cloud are not vulnerable to attack. You are also responsible for making sure the personal data you control stays private even when you contract with a third-party service to process or host your data. Regulations generally require that you document that you’ve done your due diligence by performing risk analysis and mitigation; not having documentation that you’ve done that is usually why companies get big fines after a breach.
In GDPR terminology, data is controlled and data is processed. If you collect personal data, you are responsible for keeping data private regardless of whether you are processing and hosting it in your systems or contracting a third-party service to process and host the data. So you need to know what cloud resources have your data, or are connected to your internal systems, and can be publicly identified. And, you need to know if those cloud assets are exposed to external attack, regardless of whether they are owned by you, run as shadow IT by an employee or operated by a third-party service.
The CyCognito platform discovers publicly detectable assets in the cloud that are affiliated with your organization and analyzes the security risks of those assets. That includes shadow assets originating with your employees, or cloud resources associated with your organization, but owned by your partners or subsidiaries. The platform prioritizes attack vectors so you can evaluate the risks and optimize how you deploy your resources to fix them, or how you guide your partners to fix them… focusing on what’s most important first. The platform continuously monitors the state of these resources from the outside in and provides dashboards and analytics to track your progress, report to management and document for compliance reasons how your IT team performs risk analysis, mitigates risk, and is improving your security posture over time.
Monitor and mitigate your exposure to risk from partners and subsidiaries in the cloud
Are you dependent upon services from partners or subsidiaries that may be hosted in the cloud? Are you aware of all the partners or subsidiaries with resources in the cloud that may be hosting your sensitive data or connected to your internal systems? Are you evaluating a potential new partner or vendor? How do you evaluate and monitor their security posture? Many famous breaches started with a compromised third party and your compliance responsibility includes regulated data that you share with third parties, whether intentionally or not.
The CyCognito platform discovers assets related to your organization that are in partner and subsidiary environments and analyzes the security risks of those assets. The platform prioritizes attack vectors so you can evaluate risks and optimize how you deploy your resources to fix them, or how you guide your partners to fix them…focusing on what’s most important first. The CyCognito platform continuously monitors the state of these resources from the outside in and provides dashboards, analytics, trends and reporting to track your progress so you can inform management and document for compliance how your IT team performs risk analysis, mitigates risk, and manages security posture over time.
Evaluate M & A for cloud security risk and accelerate the reduction of that risk
Acquisitions are a relatively fast and strategic way to give your business a competitive edge. They are also a quick way to compromise your security if you aren’t careful. How do you evaluate the IT security of your target acquisition before you make the acquisition decision? After acquisition when you are faced with consolidating networks and infrastructure, how do you make sure you are not opening the doors to an environment already exposed in the cloud? Before acquisition you may want to discover and evaluate the cybersecurity state of the target organization. Even when acquisition targets are cooperative, they might not know what they have in the cloud.
The CyCognito platform discovers the cloud assets affiliated with the organization you are acquiring or merging with and analyzes the security risks of those assets. Those assets may include shadow accounts created by their employees and resources associated with the organization that are owned by their partners or subsidiaries. The platform prioritizes the attack vectors it identifies so you can evaluate the risks and factor those into the acquisition costs. The CyCognito platform continuously monitors the state of these resources from the outside in and provides dashboards, analytics, trends and reporting to track progress. Because the platform discovers shadow use of cloud resources, it can also assist your organization in identifying redundant resources that can be consolidated to reduce overall cloud expenses.
Ensure that your cloud migration is secure
Are you migrating digital resources to the cloud? Would you like to ensure that you or any partner helping you with this migration is not exposing your cloud resources and sensitive assets to attack during and after your migration? Many breaches occur due to accidental exposure of assets in AWS, Microsoft Azure, or other IaaS platforms. These public cloud services are great but you are responsible for making sure you don’t have developers creating accounts outside of your organization’s policy or accidentally deploying systems that leave you vulnerable to attack. Do you have data and systems hosted in more than one IaaS platform? How are you keeping track of all the resources affiliated with your organization in multiple services in the cloud when you may not even know that you are using some of those services?
The CyCognito platform discovers which cloud resources affiliated with your organization are publicly exposed and analyzes the digital security risks of those resources, including shadow accounts from your employees and accounts associated with your partners. The CyCognito digital risk management platform prioritizes discovered attack vectors so you can optimize how you deploy your resources to fix them… focusing on what’s most important first. The CyCognito platform continuously monitors the state of these resources from the outside in and provides dashboards, analytics, trends and reporting to track your progress so you can inform management about your security posture over time. The platform also discovers the shadow use of cloud resources, so you can consolidate accounts and eliminate redundant resources to reduce your overall cloud expenses.