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Managing your Attack Surface

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"Managing your Attack Surface"

Every point in your organization that provides access to data is what’s known as your attack surface. Your attack surface includes both digital and physical endpoints. It’s vital to understand what it is and how to protect it. Read this guide to understand the breadth of the attack surface and how organizations can effectively manage it to reduce risk.

An attack surface encompasses all of the potential entry points in an organizational infrastructure that could provide threat actors with a pathway to  assets that store or process sensitive or business-critical data.

Though there is no way to completely eliminate your attack surface, attack surface management strives to take discover and monitor the attack surface in order to fully understand its scope and appropriately prioritize remediation efforts.

This guide provides an overview of how organizations can effectively manage their attack surface, with details on:

  • Best practices and benefits of attack surface management
  • Aligning vulnerability management with attack surface management
  • How to reduce your attack surface
  • Solutions to harden your attack surface

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