Cybercriminals regularly try to mimic your website and leverage your credibility to gain access to customer data. With a full picture of your external attack surface, you’ll know when a malicious actor uses an image or direct clients away from your authentic website to their suspicious one.
Through FISMA, private companies that work with government agencies must meet the same standards, but what about the vendors of those private companies, and then their vendors’ vendors? Compliance at the center of the attack surface does not guarantee the security of the entire sprawling landscape.
Your security team will be looking for abandoned subdomains that malicious actors can take over to build a spoof website and steal credentials. But can your team go line-by-line through the code and script on your website to find the vulnerable element? Probably not.
With the external attack surface scan and vulnerability prioritization in hand, your team can resolve issues other teams created but forgot about.
Build Cyber Awareness
Improve the security culture across the organization with documented best practices for cybersecurity. Due to the sudden change to remote work in 2020, some departments implemented their own project management and chat tools without the approval of the security team. Those employees need to understand the risk of attaching documents and giving access to servers through these platforms.
Remember that third-party vendors are the growing danger to cybersecurity, and these employees could unintentionally put the infrastructure at risk.