When Being Attractive Gets Risky - How Does Your Attack Surface Look to an Attacker?
Dec 05, 2022
Automated Security Validation
In the era of digitization and ever-changing business needs, the production environment has become a living organism. Multiple functions and teams within an organization can ultimately impact the way an attacker sees the organization's assets, or in other words, the external attack surface. This dramatically increases the need to define an exposure management strategy. To keep up with business needs while effectively assessing and managing cybersecurity risk, there are two primary elements that organizations should consider regarding their external attack surface: its size and its attractiveness to attackers . While organizations are typically focused on accounting for the size of their attack surface, its attractiveness is not typically top of mind, though it may have a significant impact on risk. Attack Surface Size How many assets are accessible from the outside world? There is a delicate balance between business needs and security. While there are good reasons to expos