cybersecurity scanning
Taking back control of your network in light of hackers’ growing sophistication can be time-consuming. Even well-established organizations with money to spend on solid cybersecurity programs are still falling victim to some of the new sneaky breach attempts, as seen with this year's ransomware attacks.

But as your digital infrastructure expands, understanding where cyber risk lies hidden can be challenging. In this increasingly diverse environment, your security team ends up buried in a sea of data and alerts — and may end up missing something important. They are also hopping between multiple tools and lack a complete picture of your company’s security posture.

Rather than play whack-a-mole with threats, here are three reasons you should focus on attack surface scanning to mitigate risk.
4 Best Practices for Attack Surface Management
Accelerated by the pandemic, digital ecosystems are expanding. New ways of working remotely, and the rapid adoption of cloud technologies have increased the number of digital touch-points that employees interact with. Unfortunately this expanded attack surface creates new points of exposure that make it difficult for security leaders to pinpoint where cyber risk exists, or when a risk is worth concern.
Grow Your Business Without Increasing Your Attack Surface Vulnerabilities
With the expanding perimeter companies are creating as they move more of their business into the cloud, as well the addition of work-from-home network connections, there is a greater attack surface for hackers to penetrate. Focusing on these three attack surface risk reductions best practices will help security managers protect their programs.
Discover and Mitigate Cyber Risk Across Your Cloud Environment
Did you know that the volume of attacks on cloud services more than doubled in 2019? According to the 2020 Trustwave Global Security Report, cloud environments are now the third most targeted environment for cyber attacks. While these incidents are on the rise, migrating to the cloud is no longer optional for many organizations, due to the widespread shift to remote work. In today’s ever-evolving, dynamic security landscape, mitigating risk effectively requires thorough cloud security monitoring and continued visibility into your expanding attack surface.
Report Shows Cyber Attacks on Cloud Services Have Doubled
As cloud services increase in popularity, a worrying cybersecurity trend has emerged. According to the 2020 Trustwave Global Security Report, the volume of attacks on cloud services more than doubled in 2019 and accounted for 20% of investigated incidents. Although corporate and internal networks remain the most targeted domains, representing 54% of incidents, cloud environments are now the third most targeted environment for cyber attacks.
Shine a Light on Shadow IT
Over the last several years Shadow IT has grown from a minor annoyance into a major threat to business operations. While the term is often used to refer to runaway tech spending by users in marketing or dev-ops or finance, it has in fact become a much larger issue that involves the very core of organizational infrastructure with the potential to pose enormous cyber risk.