And unless you’re using a security platform that can discover and monitor everything on the Internet that’s yours, you’re likely exposed in ways you never dreamed. At CyCognito, our platform helps you understand how your organization is connected across the internet, how connected assets affect your security posture, and it highlights the attack vectors exposed to attackers. In an industry-first capability, CyCognito automatically identifies the business context of your exposed assets and leverages that to prioritize risks and offer strategic guidance on how to eliminate attack vectors that allow attackers into your network.
You’ll never stop your internet-exposed “asset sprawl.” So a comprehensive, complete inventory of all of your internet-connected assets is the foundation of any security program. The CyCognito platform discovers your previously unknown risks by utilizing our global bot network to find assets connected and related to your organization, but that you may not manage or know about, or that are long-lost and forgotten. In fact, our customers report that our platform finds from 30% to 300% more assets than they were tracking, even those organizations who thought they already had a complete inventory.
In order to understand the risk to your business, you need to understand how assets are connected to each other in the context of your business. Regardless of whether those assets are on-prem, in the cloud, or if they belong to your partners or vendors, a complete map of your assets helps security teams understand attack vectors and the ways that various parts of your organization and IT architecture expose you to risk.
Once you have a solid, complete, and continuously updated asset inventory, you need to understand the attack vectors present on those assets. CyCognito automatically discovers the types of assets you have exposed (like databases, servers, routers, or switches) and checks those against known vulnerabilities. If there is something exploitable, those are prioritized to the top of the list.
Just finding out what’s exposed doesn’t help your security team and the deluge of alerts and projects they face every day. CyCognito highlights high-risk, high-impact attack vectors and prescribes actions that should be taken to reduce that risk.
Your attack surface will always be changing. From day-to-day, and hour-to-hour. With easy-to-understand scores on both the asset, organization, and business unit levels, you can see how your security posture has improved over time, where you have the largest gaps, and how different parts of your organization are performing.
Capabilities for Attack Surface Management Tools (ASM)
Other ASM Vendors
|Scan the internet continuously to discover assets||X||√|
|Fingerprint assets, identifying services, software, text, graphics and distinguishing attributes||√|
|Automatically associate assets with your organization and subsidiaries||√|
|Determine the business context of assets||√|
|Identify attack vectors impacting your assets||√|
|Prioritize risk based on context and impact||√|
|Prescribe methods to remediate risks||√|
|Provide easy-to-understand scoring of security posture and change over time||√|
The way organizations have assessed their internet security posture for the last 25 years is fundamentally flawed. Vulnerability scanners, pen testers, and threat intelligence solutions all need to be configured first. But by specifying which areas and assets to test, they by definition leave unknown or unmanaged assets out. It’s those openings that let attackers right in.