Major Use Cases and Capabilities
Major Use Cases
Proactive Protection Against Attack Vectors
A preemptive approach to securing systems and networks by identifying, analyzing, and mitigating potential vulnerabilities before they are exploited. In the context of Attack Surface Management (ASM), it involves actively managing and reducing the attack surface—the sum of all potential attack vectors or entry points that malicious actors could use to compromise a system or network.
Attack Surface Risk Mitigation
Reducing or eliminating vulnerabilities within an organization's attack surface to lower the probability and impact of potential cyber attacks. It involves actively identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks associated with the attack surface—the sum of all potential entry points or attack vectors that could be exploited by threat actors.
Misconfiguration Discovery is vital within ASM as misconfigurations can often lead to security breaches or vulnerabilities that attackers exploit. By actively discovering and addressing misconfigurations, organizations can reduce their attack surface, strengthen their security posture, and mitigate the risks associated with improperly configured systems and applications.
Software Supply Chain Security
Software Supply Chain Security refers to the measures taken to ensure the integrity, reliability, and security of software throughout its development, distribution, deployment, and maintenance lifecycle. In the context of Attack Surface Management (ASM), this aspect focuses on managing and securing the various components, dependencies, and sources involved in the creation and distribution of software to mitigate potential risks and vulnerabilities.
Breach & Attack Simulation
Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) is a proactive cybersecurity technique used in Attack Surface Management (ASM) to simulate cyber attacks and security breaches on an organization's systems, networks, and applications. It involves emulating the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) of potential attackers to evaluate the effectiveness of existing security measures and to identify vulnerabilities within the attack surface.
M&A Due Diligence
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Due Diligence in the context of Attack Surface Management (ASM) refers to the thorough assessment and analysis conducted by acquiring companies to evaluate the cybersecurity risks, vulnerabilities, and overall attack surface of the target company before finalizing an acquisition or merger.