External Attack Surface Management

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External Attack Surface Management

Cloud, mobility, IoT, and remote workforces have expanded enterprise attack surfaces, exposing potentially exposing enterprise assets to external threats. External Attack Surface Management (EASM) identifies and manages risks presented by Internet-facing digital resources and data assets. It is a discipline associated with the processes and technology needed to discover assets and effectively manage their vulnerabilities. Examples include exposed servers, credentials, public cloud service misconfigurations, dark web disclosures and third-party partner software code vulnerabilities that could be exploited by bad actors.

EASM also helps prioritize discovered vulnerabilities and risks, providing information about systems, cloud services and applications available and visible in the public domain to would-be attackers. security and risk leaders utilize EASM to provide them with valuable risk context and actionable information.

EASM delivers visibility through six primary capabilities:

– Continuous monitoring for exposed assets (e.g., clouds, IPs, domains, certificates and IoT)

– Asset discovery for external-facing assets and systems

– Analysis to assess and prioritize the risks and vulnerabilities discovered

– Remediation, mitigation, and incident response through prebuilt integrations with ticketing systems and SOAR tools

– Digital business initiatives such as cloud adoption, remote working and IT/OT/IoT convergence

– Understanding what organizations expose from an attacker’s point of view

Ridge Security EASM support

Supporting a EASM program, by implementing auto pentesting, red teaming and EASM security measures, organizations gain greater visibility and control to overcome breaches, minimize risks, and increase security resilience. As part of an integrated EASM program, Ridge Security’s RidgeBot®, an automated pentest robot for risk-based vulnerability and risk management, acts like human attackers using sophisticated exploits. RidgeBot® relentlessly locates exploits across an enterprise network, documents its findings, continuously measures results and effectiveness, and verifies vulnerabilities.

RidgeBot® enables organizations to conduct automated pentesting from an attacker’s point of view. Before exposures are put into production, RidgeBot® finds, assesses, prioritizes, and fixes a wide set of exposures before bad actors get to them. The resulting validation allows organizations to see what would happen in the event of an attack, how their defenses would cope, and how well the processes would perform.