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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 the 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, web application attacks continue to be the leading method to gain access to credentials (35% of breaches) with about 50% of the incidents taking months or longer to discover.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
43% of organizations
do not have a documented cybersecurity strategy.
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