Most organizations today depend in an ever-expanding network perimeter of internet-facing devices, web applications and portals and third-party services. These systems perform business critical functions such as enable communication, host e-commerce platforms and support business operations. This expansion, however necessary, creates a much larger threat surface that attackers can exploit to gain access to business networks and sensitive data. Combined with almost daily discoveries of new software bugs, zero-day vulnerabilities and rapidly evolving strains of malware, organizations face significant risks to business operations and secure sensitive data.
Research has shown that, on average, Internet-facing devices and applications are probed within minutes of being placed on the network. Attackers use automated hacking tools to continuously search the Internet for vulnerable targets and catalogue exploitable weaknesses. Most these these are targets of opportunity that can be compromised at will. A recent study by the University of Michigan found that it takes an attacker less than 15 hours to locate an internet facing device, discover its weaknesses and compromise it to gain access to an organization’s internal networks and systems. The resulting security breach could ruin an organization’s reputation and lead to serious legal and financial liability.
To combat these internet-borne threats, organizations must maintain a constant vigil over their critical systems and internet-facing devices with Continuous Internet Security Monitoring.
Continuous Internet Security Monitoring provides 24/7/365 security monitoring of an organization’s internet perimeter for exploitable vulnerabilities and weaknesses, outdated software, device access misconfigurations, expire software modules and components, expired SSL certificate and other security issues. Attackers are already monitoring your network. Don’t let them discover your vulnerabilities before you do.