Key reasons to ditch cumbersome vulnerability management tools

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Key reasons to ditch cumbersome VA and security assessment tools

Your extended IT ecosystem demands vulnerability management that sees what's going on with IT partner assets and other assets you don't even own, just as much as the assets you do own.


It's simple: attackers want easy access to your company data – so they exploit whatever weaknesses will get them there the fastest. And when they do, everyone loses – but you take all the heat.

Organizations typically turn to security testing to uncover potential risks and attack vectors, and one “go to” solution is their vulnerability management (VM) platform. It’s no secret that attacker techniques have dramatically improved in scalability and effectiveness in the last decade and that the area to be guarded — your attack surface — has been reshaped by your IT transformation. But legacy VM solutions, created some 20 years ago, haven’t been upgraded to address today’s extended IT ecosystems. While their methods may be adequate for internal scanning, they are not designed to uncover your externally-exposed assets that harbor the hidden risks that creative, sophisticated attackers target first.

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Key Reasons Why You Cannot Rely Legacy Vulnerability Management:

  • YOU are ultimately responsible for any breach of your data, no matter where the data is located
  • Your attack surface contains assets that are unknown to you, but visible to attackers
  • Legacy security assessment tools are perilously outdated and painful to use
  • There is a large gap between what you're protecting and what attackers see when "casing" your business for shadow risk – your exploitable weaknesses


Learn how to shore up all of the attack vectors attackers see – not only the ones you are aware of.


Watch this video on how organizations using the CyCognito platform discover more of their attack surface – often 100% more – and use attack surface visibility as a foundation to support their security testing workflows.