Attack Surface Management: a Critical Pillar of Cybersecurity Asset Management

Published by Qualys

In their recent Innovation Insight for Attack Surface Management report, Gartner calls Attack Surface Management (or “ASM”, for short) the first pillar in a broader Exposure Management strategy. According to Gartner, ASM addresses the questions:

  • What does my organization look like from an attacker’s point of view?
  • How should cybersecurity find and prioritize the issues attackers will see first?

An organization’s attack surface is made up of all IT assets with points of entry that can lead to unauthorized access to its systems, making those assets susceptible to hacking and exploitation for the purpose of conducting a cyberattack. The average enterprise has a wide array of assets comprising its attack surface.

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