With thousands of devices and increasingly distributed IT environments, it’s easy for organizations to lose track of open IP addresses, admin accounts, and infrastructure configurations. That creates an opening for cybercriminals to exploit with ransomware and other types of attacks. Enterprises can protect themselves by evolving traditional IT inventory practices into robust cybersecurity audit procedures as part of an overall attack surface risk management approach.
Cybercriminals are constantly hunting for openings and weaknesses to exploit with ransomware and other attacks. Enterprises can fight back by evolving traditional IT inventory practices into advanced attack surface risk management with robust cybersecurity audit procedures.
Do you know where all your IT assets are?
For a surprising number of organizations, the answer is “no”—putting them at risk of ransomware and other types of cyberattacks. In 2021, nearly 70% of respondents to the Enterprise Strategy Group’s Security Hygiene and Posture Management Survey said they had suffered at least one exploit that started with an “unknown, unmanaged, or poorly managed Internet-facing IT asset”.
To reduce the risk posed by overlooked IP addresses, forgotten devices, unused accounts and misconfigured infrastructure, organizations need to evolve their traditional IT audit and inventory practices into a sophisticated attack surface risk management (ASRM) process with robust cybersecurity audit routines.
What you don’t know can hurt you
People often talk about the “enterprise attack surface” as if it were one single thing. In fact, every device has its own attack surface: a set of vulnerabilities that