Cybersecurity Visibility

Reduce risk by improving cybersecurity visibility

For security professionals, visibility into an organization’s digital ecosystem is critical to identifying, quantifying, and remediating risk. After all, it’s impossible to protect assets that can’t be seen. Yet, as IT environments continue to expand and become more complex, maintaining complete cybersecurity visibility is harder than ever. Cloud services, remote offices, diverse geographies, and multiple subsidiaries all present serious obstacles to visibility, making it hard to conduct cybersecurity risk assessments or to monitor security performance within an IT environment.

BitSight can help. As the world’s leading cybersecurity ratings solution, BitSight provides a suite of solutions that delivers superior cybersecurity visibility by enabling continuous monitoring, complete measurement across all endpoints, and detailed security planning and forecasting.

The challenge of achieving complete cybersecurity visibility

There are multiple challenges when seeking to maintain cybersecurity visibility in a complex and ever-expanding digital ecosystem.

Cloud services

As businesses are relying more and more on cloud services, just keeping track of endpoints within the cloud is a challenge, let alone maintaining complete visibility. Yet, each cloud instance must be properly configured, managed, and monitored according to the shared responsibility model.

An expansive digital footprint

Digital footprints are typically larger than security teams realize, thanks to old URLs, rogue IP addresses, and forgotten domains.

Remote offices

Residential IPs are now almost expected of organizations globally since the Covid-19 pandemic, yet they account for more than 90% of all observed malware infections and compromised systems. Maintaining cybersecurity visibility into these networks has presented challenges for organizations looking to balance their workforce’s needs with their business’s risk threshold.

Subsidiaries and geos

Various divisions of an organization may be harboring digital assets that aren’t part of a parent company’s inventory, making it hard for security teams to know what’s out there and to ensure that it’s protected.

Shadow IT

Employees can easily spin up new cloud instances and web services without the knowledge or approval of IT – whether intentional or not- creating security concerns and presenting new visibility challenges.

Firewalls

A firewall is a primary defense that should in theory serves as a line of defense for a network. In today’s network environment, considerable traffic occurs outside the firewall, making it difficult to see everything entering or leaving the network.

On-premises assets

Assets that sit behind the firewall can be easily overlooked when it comes to patching, updates, and configuration – potentially opening them up to known vulnerabilities.

Endpoints

Desktops, laptops, mobile devices, and IoT devices are all vulnerable to exploits. The rise of BYOD has only made this problem worse – and made cybersecurity visibility more difficult.

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Increase cybersecurity visibility with BitSight

As part of the BitSight Security Ratings platform, BitSight for Security Performance Management offers solutions that can deliver greater cybersecurity visibility. Using externally observable information, this BitSight solution provides vital context for making informed decisions, and shines a light on the gaps in security performance. With BitSight, you can understand the true size of your digital footprint, get visibility into your attack surface, and identify and remediate risk throughout your digital ecosystem.

BitSight for Security Performance Management improves cybersecurity visibility through the use of its industry-leading Security Ratings. BitSight ratings provide a data-driven measurement of an organization’s overall security performance as well as grades and granular detail on performance as it relates to individual risk vectors. BitSight’s ratings are derived from over 120+ sources concerning 23 key risk vectors, many of which are unique to the BitSight platform. This information examines externally verifiable evidence in four major categories: diligence in security practices, risky user behavior, compromised systems, and publicly disclosed data breaches. Processing 250 billion security measurements each day, BitSight issues daily ratings that provide an accurate and comparable assessment of an organization’s security posture – as well as a likelihood for breach.

BitSight delivers the cybersecurity visibility organizations need to continuously monitor their digital ecosystem, expose risk related to critical assets, and prioritize remediation to maximize the impact of available resources. BitSight’s solutions can also enhance cyber hygiene, improve cloud security posture management, and bring security programs in line with cybersecurity maturity models.

BitSight Attack Surface Analytics

BitSight Attack Surface Analytics delivers even greater visibility into an expanding digital ecosystem, helping security teams get a handle on the risk hidden in digital assets in the cloud, geographies, subsidiaries, and the remote workforce. This BitSight solution makes it possible for IT and security teams to quickly validate their digital footprint, assess their security posture, reduce risk exposure, and drive higher security ratings.

Achieve greater cybersecurity visibility

BitSight delivers unprecedented insight into digital assets across the organization’s entire attack surface. Rather than manually tracking assets with a spreadsheet, security teams can automatically discover all assets and identify specifically where they’re located in your network for quick remediation. A centralized dashboard provides the location of assets broken down by cloud provider, geography, and business unit. BitSight also highlights the cyber risk associated with individual assets.

Discover shadow IT

BitSight can shine a light on shadow IT – those technology solutions procured or spun up by teams and individuals without the knowledge or approval of IT.

Monitor risk and cloud environments

To improve visibility into cloud services, BitSight shines a spotlight on the security of assets hosted in the cloud. BitSight lists the precise location of each asset and reveals hidden vulnerabilities, infections, and misconfigurations that could expose the organization to the risk of a breach.

Identify disproportionate risk

BitSight provides ecosystem-wide views of digital assets, enabling teams to visualize areas of critical risk, determine areas of highest exposure, and prioritize remediation.

Why BitSight?

BitSight transforms how organizations manage and monitor security performance. By enabling more complete security visibility and evaluating how well an attack surface is protected from cybersecurity threats, BitSight helps to improve an organization’s cybersecurity posture and manage risk more effectively.

Founded in 2011, BitSight has become the leading Security Ratings Service and is trusted by some of the world’s largest organizations to provide a clear picture of their security posture. BitSight’s 2,100 customers include 4 of the top 5 investment banks, 7 of the top 10 largest cyber insurers, and all 4 of the Big 4 accounting firms. Additionally, 25% of Fortune 500 companies use BitSight to more efficiently manage risk, and 20% of the world’s countries trust BitSight to protect national security.

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