Attack surface monitoring helps organizations discover and monitor all the assets connected to their networks regardless of their location—in the DMZ, in public clouds, on third-party networks, etc.
By discovering and monitoring these assets, security professionals can then find the “path of least resistance” and vulnerabilities that hackers may use as a doorway to penetrate corporate networks and commence a cyber-attack. Armed with this intelligence, security teams can develop countermeasures, fine-tune security controls, and monitor signals that may indicate an attack in progress.
Key take aways:
Attack surface monitoring is critical but incomplete
Organizations focus only on the known attack surface
Attack surface testing remains separate and periodic
A continuous closed-loop attack surface monitoring and security testing process is needed
A SNEAK PEAK OF THE DATA
Over 2/3 of organizations report they experienced cyber-attacks
that originated from an unknown, unmanaged, or poorly managed company asset (see chart below). More surprising – 75% say they believe it will happen again!