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  • Threat Exposure Management:

    Reduce Your Risk of a Breach

    Threat Exposure Management

    Managing your risk of a breach starts by identifying all the places you are vulnerable to attack and systematically reducing your exposure.

    Modern digital businesses are exposed to attack across their networks, mobile deployments, web apps, and cloud data storehouses. What's more, this attack surface changes constantly as new employees, partners, contractors and technologies are deployed to meet the needs of your business. More than continually collecting data, you need ways to view it in the context of your business, make informed decisions about what to change, and ensure you are improving your overall security posture - even as the threat landscape and your exposure to it evolves.

    Rapid7 Nexpose simplifies security by providing security teams with simple answers to complex security questions.

    SC Magazine 2014 Awards
    Best Vulnerability Management Solution

    We reduced risk by more than 98%. That's particularly impressive when you consider that we brought on five new hospitals in that time frame.

    Essentia Health

    [AppSpider] should be considered by enterprises seeking an easy-to-use, full-featured DAST that is competitively priced as an alternative to the larger players' DAST technologies.

    Neil MacDonald
    Joseph Feiman
    Critical Capabilities Report, 2014,
    22 September 2014
    Gartner, Inc.

    Know Your Weak Points

    Before you can prevent a breach you have to know all the ways you're likely to be attacked.

    Modern digital businesses have a diverse and evolving attack surface. To understand your businesses exposure at any given time you need a comprehensive view of all your vulnerabilities - one that responds to changes in the threat landscape, changes in your environment, and changes in how you categorize risk.

    Holistic Vulnerability Assessment

    Understanding your business exposure to threats starts with gathering all your vulnerability data from servers, endpoints, mobile devices, and web assets in one place. In order to prioritize what risk to address, you need more data - the context of your controls and configurations program, plus the validation of compliance programs and offensive testing. Providing context makes the data more useful and turns a laundry list of vulnerabilities into something you can prioritize and address.

    Identify Risks as They Emerge

    Did a new attack vector just join your network? Did a new vulnerability emerge overnight that changes your risk profile? Your exposure to threats changes daily as your business incorporates new employees and partners, you add hardware and software on-premise or in the cloud, or a new zero-day is identified. Understanding your exposure isn't episodic but ongoing.

    Discover Zero Days in Complex Applications

    Today's applications use the latest technology, so it's time you use an application assessment solution built for modern applications that finds zero days before the adversary. You cannot reduce risk if you don't know it exists, all hidden corners of your application need to be assessed to provide a complete and accurate coverage of your attack surface.

    According to E&Y’s 2014 Global Information Security Survey, 53% of organizations say that lack of skilled resources is one of the main challenges.

    Prioritize What Matters Most

    Focus your efforts on a prioritized list of the risks most impactful to your business.

    Of all the things that could go wrong, some are more likely than others. To effectively reduce the risk in your business you need to be able to prioritize what to address and when to do so. That decision should be made in the context of your business and vulnerabilities proven to be exploitable in your environment.

    Match Your Actions to the Threat Landscape

    Not all vulnerabilities are equal. Some are covered by mitigating controls, and some have known exploits and been weaponized by attackers. Prioritize what to address based on a risk score informed by real world attacks.

    Match Your Action to Your Business Needs

    Your business is unique and the manner by which you address risk is dependent on your needs and industry best practices. Prioritize risk based on the business value of the asset based on the user, the data, the location, or it's role in compliance programs.

    "We reduced risk by more than 98%. That's particularly impressive when you consider that we brought on five new hospitals in that time frame"
    Scott Erven, Manager, Information Security Essentia Health

    Improve Your Outcomes

    Take the long view and set a measured path to improving your security posture.

    With everyone focused on security, your customers and investors not only want to know what you are doing to reduce risk today, but also to manage risk over time. Establish an aligned plan to address risk, measure your progress, train users, and improve your posture over time.

    Create Impactful Remediation Plans

    Drive effective and measured risk reduction with the most impactful remediation guidance available. Concise, actionable, and clear instructions enable IT teams to quickly remediate risk and you to benchmark by team, location, or business unit to track your performance over time.

    Assess and Train Users

    Your risk is not limited to your assets. Users and credentials play a critical role in the majority of breaches. Test your network for the implementation of effective password policies. Train and test your users on better security behaviors, such as keeping their passwords, and track your progress over time.

    Implement Security Controls Quickly & Effectively

    Application remediation takes time - the adversary isn't waiting before they attack. You need to be able to deploy virtual patches in minutes, not days or weeks. And these patches need to be targeted for specific vulnerabilities; otherwise you can easily negatively impact your critical business applications by stopping them from working.

    The average consolidated total cost of a data breach is $3.8 million representing a 23% increase since 2013.
    -2015 Cost of Data Breach Study, Ponemon Institute


    Threat exposure management is a security best practice measure to protect against today's threats. Nexpose is a threat exposure management solution that dynamically collects data and analyzes risk from the endpoint to the cloud. Its Adaptive Security capability enables IT security teams to identify, assess and respond to critical change as it happens. It also provides complete threat exposure management by testing security controls, and prioritizing and driving risk reduction with RealContext™, RealRisk™, and the attacker's mindset.

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    Metasploit Pro increases penetration testers' productivity, prioritizes and demonstrates risk through closed-loop vulnerability validation, and measures security awareness through simulated phishing emails. Metasploit Pro provides risk assessment through a controlled simulation of a real attack.

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    Today's malicious attackers share a preferred channel of attack - the millions of custom web, mobile, and cloud applications companies deploy to serve their customers. AppSpider dynamically assesses these applications for vulnerabilities across all modern technologies, provides tools that speed remediation, and monitors applications for changes.

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