Cybercrime numbers will continue to rise in the upcoming time and will likely cost $8 trillion in 2023. As more companies suffer from reputational and monetary loss, it has become the critical responsibility of the organizations to fight against these crimes. Many organizations still struggle to protect the attack surface, making them vulnerable to attacks. One such emerging technology is attack surface management (ASM) which requires organizations to assess the risks attackers can exploit.
To its core, attack surface management is an effective cybersecurity exercise that includes software tools to monitor an organization’s digital infrastructure. The main goal of this approach is to have better visibility of the attack surface and take measures to mitigate the risks. This cybersecurity approach can be used with other protection tools and helps keep sensitive business data safe.
Considering the rising threats and risk of cyber-attacks, it’s the right time for organizations to integrate this approach within their security infrastructure and maximize data security. Even if businesses already practice, they must consider how they can improve.
What is an Attack Surface
An organization’s attack surface collects all the attack vectors or points that cybercriminals use to manipulate or infiltrate the corporate network to steal data. A large attack surface contains several points through which an unauthorized person can access sensitive data such as customer data, financial records, product information, confidential business data, etc.