How to Manage Your Cybersecurity Attack Surface With GRC Software

Every day, cybercriminals, hackers employed by nation-states, and other malicious actors scour the cybersecurity threat landscape for any and all ways they can break into a company’s systems and make off with loads of valuable, sensitive information. It’s the job of cyber risk leaders and their teams to continuously identify, anticipate, and address every one of these vulnerabilities to keep their organizations safe and secure.

Most people in cybersecurity and risk management refer to this process as managing your attack surface or risk surface. The risk surface is made up of all the access points and vectors a threat actor could exploit to obtain access to your organization’s sensitive data and assets, including both internal and external threats.

As organizations around the world move more and more of their operations online and into the cloud—especially since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent shift to remote and hybrid work—this work has emerged as a top priority for cyber teams. Last year, nearly three out of every four organizations reported that they have been compromised due to a poorly-managed risk surface.

The perpetually changing nature of every organization’s cyber risk surface makes it a daunting task, but fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make it a much more manageable effort.

Say goodbye to spreadsheets

The only approach to managing your cyber risk surface that’s worse than relying on a tangle of spreadsheets, emails, or direct messages is not managing it at all. This is especially true at large, established

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