Skybox Security: Organizations Must Emphasize On Visibility To Stay Ahead Of Real World Threats - GADGET-INNOVATIONS

Skybox Security, a global leader in cybersecurity management, recently participated in the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2018. Starting with the key note speaker and during the technical sessions, it was clear that the common theme throughout the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2018 in Mumbai was the need to understand the risks that are importantdangerous and real to your organization. 

Rather than looking at the overwhelming and ever-increasing number of threats, your focus should be on identifying those that pose a real risk to your business and knowing the right patching and preventive controls to mitigate them.

In order to see the attack surface, you have to understand the many layers that create it. To some, the attack surface has only been thought of in terms of vulnerabilities. But there are other factors that put an organization at risk, and they must be analyzed in connection with other attack vectors, the context of a unique network and the potential impact if they are exploited.

To holistically visualize and understand the attack surface and provide context to security risks, a solution needs to consider:

·   Topology: By comprehensively mapping all systems, devices and network segments as well as the paths between them, the interdependencies of your network affect risk exposures becomes more apparent. Effective solutions need to incorporate servers, endpoints, networks (including clouds), networking devices and security devices (physical and virtual) into a visual model.

·   Indicators of Exposure (IOEs): IOEs highlight a system, device or network that is exposed to a potential attack, helping you secure the organization before an attack occurs. IOEs include software vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and missing security controls, overly permissive rules and violations of security policies and compliance rules.

By “mapping” IOEs to an organization’s topology, security teams can quickly and intuitively extract actionable conclusions from the data. Only Skybox® Horizon, an attack surface visualization tool that integrates with the Skybox® Security Suite, is capable of combining an organization’s entire topology with all their IOEs in an interactive, visual model.

New Delhi: September 11, 2018