Attack surface that keeps on evolving leading to the need for a more reliable risk management culture. Today, Attack Surface Management (ASM), an approach of addressing attack surface through the attackers’ perspective had become the top priority for security teams and risk management leaders (i.e CIOs, CTOs, CISOs). Distinctly, Attack Surface Management offers many benefits to organisation in mitigating attack surface. What are the benefits of Attack Surface Management?
1. Real-time visibility
Digital transformation and distributed workforce that are becoming essential to organisation practice make the IT assets of organisations to experience continuous changes. ASM that supports continuous monitoring and discovery provides real-time visibility to the evolving assets vulnerabilities, allowing organisations to explicitly visualise their overall security postures.
2. Reduce time for assets inventory
ASM give comprehensive assets inventory. The proactive Assets discovery tool in ASM allows organisation to quickly label and classify their assets accordingly by clicking on the parameters they required in the ASM solution.
3. Improve risk management ability
With ASM’s assets critical ratings, organisations can better understand the level of risk of their assets through detailed insights. This allows the security team to accurately and effective manage the risk, thus improve their ability in managing cyber risk.
4. More effective remediation
One of the key features of ASM is prioritisation of risk. The number data being stored in data center of an organisations today is abundance. Risk prioritisation determines the severity of vulnerability of an assets, how likely it will give effect to the organisation. This will increase effectiveness in remediation action as the security team can focus on mitigating risk from the most to the least vulnerable assets thus improve security.
In summary, not only cyber security strategy are becoming more advanced but also the way a cybercriminal thinks. Those of traditional security method such as firewalls and antivirus can longer sustain such attacks specifically the sophisticated one. What differs ASM from those of traditional security methods is that it tackles cyberattacks through the eye of attackers. With many benefits to offer, Attack Surface Management (ASM) is what essential to organisations today.
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