Navigating Attack Surface Management (ASM) profiles
Efficient Attack Surface Management and Vulnerability Handling for Business Leaders
In today's digitalized world, businesses are inevitably exposed to a wide range of cybersecurity threats, whether large or small. As business leaders, understanding the concept of attack surface management and vulnerability management is crucial to safeguard our assets. This post will delve into what these terms mean, how they are carried out, what challenges we face, and potential future solutions.
Attack Surface and Vulnerability Management: An Overview
In cybersecurity, an 'attack surface' refers to the sum of different points (i.e., attack vectors) an unauthorized user can potentially exploit to enter or extract data from an environment. Attack surface management involves identifying, securing, and minimizing these points to reduce the risk of exploitation.
Vulnerability management, on the other hand, is a cyclical practice that involves identifying, evaluating, treating, and reporting on security vulnerabilities in systems and software. Thi…