OnDemand Now: You Don't Know Your Environment - and IT Doesn't Either
As companies have gone through a digital transformation, increased adoption of cloud and Internet of Things (IoT), a growing remote workforce, and a technology talent shortage have led to an exponential rise in organizations' attack surface. This expansion makes it harder for security teams to correlate externally visible and internally managed assets and govern compromises that occur because of undiscovered, unmanaged, or poorly managed IT assets.
These unknown assets combined with thousands of vulnerabilities that are often patched months and months after their release, allow adversaries to have an advantage, so long as the time to remediate these assets exceed 21 days, hardware/software refreshes lag, and risky misconfigurations are tolerated.
Understanding all assets external and internal is a must. Taking a risk-based approach to prioritizing remediation efforts is mandatory. Automating your patch cycles, especially with a remote workforce, has to be accomplished.