Attack Surface Management , Cloud Security , Events

Steps to Improve External Attack Surface Management

Sarah Ashburn of Censys Addresses Trends, Misconceptions
Sarah Ashburn, Chief Revenue Officer, Censys

"Exposure management has become top of mind for most CISOs" due to three factors: the uncertain geopolitical landscape, the proliferation of the cloud and an increased focus on regulations and compliance, according to Sarah Ashburn, Chief Revenue Officer at Censys.

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When security leaders look to integrate attack surface management platforms into their cybersecurity strategies, Ashburn advises that they should make sure they have complete visibility of all assets exposed to the internet, that the data that feeds the external attack surface is accurate and that they have complete understanding of their assets.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Ashburn discussed:

  • Why exposure management is so important in today’s threat landscape;
  • Common misconceptions about exposure management;
  • What 3 things CISOs should look for as they integrate attack surface management platforms into their cybersecurity strategies.

Ashburn is responsible for all aspects of Censys' worldwide revenue, including channel sales, customer success and operations. Recognized as an executive with an immense ability to transform organizations, Ashburn, who has been recognized as a top woman in cybersecurity, has more than 30 years of world-class sales, strategy and business operations experience, with a track record of closing more than $1 billion in sales throughout her career. Most recently, she served as the senior vice president of sales and customer success at Attivo Networks, leading the growth engine through multiple rounds of funding, building full go-to-market teams, improving sales, creating business strategies and owning the complete customer lifecycle - leading to a $615 million acquisition by SentinelOne.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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