As the volume of attacks on cloud services continues to rise, CISOs and their teams need clear metrics for monitoring, assessing, and mitigating risk. However, a lack of visibility makes it challenging to track cybersecurity and cloud security metrics effectively. As your organization relies more heavily on cloud services and your workforce becomes increasingly remote, getting a clear view of your attack surface is more complex than ever. Without continuous visibility into all your assets in the cloud, it’s difficult to establish meaningful cloud security metrics and achieve superior cybersecurity protection.
BitSight can help. BitSight Attack Surface Analytics lets you shine a light on your attack surface as it expands to the cloud and remote environments. BitSight gives your security team continuous, broad visibility and context into your attack surface in the cloud and across hosting providers, so you can better monitor the most effective cloud security metrics and understand the risk profile of all your cloud-hosted assets.
Monitoring risk and improving security performance in the cloud and throughout your digital ecosystem begins with monitoring the right cloud and cyber risk metrics. Specific, quantifiable metrics can help you build a security program that thoroughly addresses the external, internal, and supply chain threats.
To monitor external threats, you’ll want to watch metrics like:
To monitor for internal threats, it’s helpful to track metrics like:
To track threats within your supply chain, you can monitor metrics such as:
BitSight Attack Surface Analytics allows you to overcome visibility challenges and to get a handle on the risk hidden in your digital assets in the cloud as well as other geographies, subsidiaries, and remote IT environments. As part of BitSight for Security Performance Management, this BitSight solution lets you continuously discover, segment, and assess risk for all your cloud-hosted assets.
In addition to cloud security metrics, BitSight Attack Surface Analytics provides visibility into your entire digital ecosystem. With BitSight, you can:
BitSight Attack Surface Analytics provides a centralized dashboard that shows the location of your digital assets broken down by cloud provider, geography, and business unit. It also reveals the risk associated with each endpoint so you can quickly prioritize efforts for remediation.
For example, with clear visibility into your cloud footprint, you can view the security of cloud-hosted assets based on the number of material and severe findings. These may reveal unknown vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and infections that could expose your organization to the risk of a breach.
BitSight Attack Surface Analytics also offers additional context, including geographic location. A map-based view on the dashboard puts an end to guessing about security risk locations. Your teams can determine the precise location of a vulnerable endpoints in the cloud and prioritize remediation efforts by ranking asset importance by cloud provider.
If you’re using multi-cloud environments, you can compare the security posture of multiple instances within one provider or the security of instances across providers Your teams can identify cloud instances that fail to adhere to corporate security policies, allowing them to quickly and easily bring these instances into alignment by identifying the exact risk-points that aren’t up to par.
As the world’s leading Security Rating Service, BitSight delivers actionable security ratings, cloud security metrics, and security benchmarks. Through continuous monitoring of large sets of objective and independently verified cybersecurity data, BitSight generates Security Ratings that are a proven tool for measuring the security performance of organizations and the effectiveness of their cybersecurity models. For many of the world’s leading organizations, BitSight Security Ratings are an essential tool for superior cybersecurity governance.
BitSight’s Security Ratings platform is home to the most robust community of cyber risk professionals across all industries. More than 20% of the world’s countries trust BitSight to protect national security, and 25% of Fortune 500 companies use BitSight to enhance security performance. BitSight is also the choice of 7 of the top 10 largest cyber insurers, 4 of the top 5 investment banks, and all of the Big 4 accounting firms.
Cloud security metrics are data points that organizations can use to monitor, measure, and mitigate risk in cloud-hosted assets. Cloud security metrics help security and risk teams to better identify risk associated with cloud-based assets, measure the severity of that risk, and prioritize resources for remediation.
Attack surface analytics is a technology that provides an organization with greater visibility into its attack surface and the assets within it that may be at risk. Attack surface analytics can also help to measure the severity of risk in order to prioritize remediation.
Security ratings offer an objective and verifiable measurement of the security posture of an organization as well as companies in its third-party network. Security ratings are based on externally available information and evidence such as compromised systems, issues with security diligence, problematic user behavior, and publicly disclosed data breaches. By including security ratings in their cybersecurity analytics, companies can more easily track their own security performance over time and monitor risk in their third-party ecosystem.