Following the trends set forth by our post-pandemic world, organizations continue to accelerate digitalization and reliance on technology to improve decision making while increasing the efficiency of their communications, all in their efforts to simply optimize business operations. Additionally, the rise in popularity of remote work has enhanced workforce flexibility and satisfaction as well as business continuity. But nothing great can come without risk.
As organizations IT infrastructures grow to accommodate all of these advancements, digital assets and resources continue to expand too, and not often flowing neatly into easily visible and monitored areas. Furthermore, the growth of cyber threats aimed at those digital assets make fighting various types of cybercrime a priority for every organization.
The compliance side of the digital transformation coin
As cybersecurity threats continue to grow, so do data loss prevention trends. This phenomenon is led by government-imposed regulations such as GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS, and the growing myriad of new security policies imposed by various agencies for the handling of sensitive assets. The cost associated with lacking an efficient and effective compliance program is growing too. Along with the reputational damage organizations can suffer, studies have shown that organizations can lose an average of $4 million in revenue due to a single non-compliance event. In order to properly adhere to these regulations, organizations need to understand the full scope of their IT infrastructure, which includes knowing what assets they have, where they're located and who is responsible for them. And with today's complex IT infrastructure that includes both on-prem and cloud environments as well as forgotten and shadow infrastructures, this comes as a challenge.
The more assets an organization has, the harder it is to gain a full view of them. Managing numerous assets makes spotting security misconfigurations or policy violations among them that much more difficult. Persistent monitoring of their infrastructure, however, can provide real-time visibility into an organization's ever-changing digital assets, allowing them to identify any compliance gaps. And rather than relying upon various types of disparate tooling to achieve this, when having to identify, inventory, classify and monitor digital assets can only add to an already complex environment, a single platform to provide that kind of unified attack surface monitoring process arrives as a solution.
Leading your compliance efforts with ASR
Our leading platform Attack Surface Reduction (ASR) provides organizations with much-needed attack surface monitoring and a comprehensive understanding of all their digital assets as well as their location, ownership, services, and the technologies running on them, all to keep security teams aware of any potential security risks disrupting regulatory compliance.
How can ASR guide your compliance efforts?
Know the location of your every asset
A large number of organizations employ both an incomplete asset discovery process and an obsolete asset inventory. And like we always say: you can't protect what you can't see. A forgotten or unknown asset is impossible to secure, offering a sure path to a security event, regulatory penalties and fines. With Attack Surface Reduction, you'll be able to gain a complete view across your external infrastructure, allowing you to improve your security posture and lead your compliance program. ASR provides you with a single source of truth regarding the location of each of your internet-connected assets, and reveals any new changes that have been made within your infrastructure, including when and where any new asset is discovered. This way, any shadow or forgotten infrastructure, easy entry points for malicious actors, and easy risks of failure to comply with government and industry regulations, is immediately discovered by ASR.
Detect immediate risks and out-of-policy assets...
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