security testing and attack surface monitoring work hand in hand to validate an organization’s security controls and help mitigate cyber-risk.

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Why is attack surface monitoring so critical? To paraphrase an old business adage, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.”

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:

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! 

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