Reduce your Attack Surface

At RiskXchange, reducing the attack surface and the vulnerabilities associated with it are the greatest cybersecurity concerns we encounter. 

Reduce your attack surface

The attack surface of your organisation is the number of attack vectors that could be used to gain entry to launch a cyberattack or gain an unauthorised access to private and sensitive data. It encompasses all the ways in which your apps can be exploited by attackers.​

Therefore, reducing your attack surface is the first step towards improving the security of your organisation.

A single disruption or unmitigated cybersecurity vulnerability anywhere along the supplier network can quickly turn into a much larger issue, impacting share price, bottom-line profits and brand value.

Learn how the RiskXchange Vendor Risk Management solution helps streamline the global supplier cyber risk and compliance management processes with actionable insights that enhance business value.​

Benefits of Reducing your Attack Surface

Real-time Visibility of your Evolving Attack Surface

RiskXchange real-time asset and vulnerability discovery will map all your assets and vulnerabilities, enabling you to accurately visualise your overall security posture. As vulnerabilities can be introduced at any point, your attack surface constantly changes. ​

Comprehensive Asset Inventory Management ​

Manual inventory management is time-consuming and frankly insufficient in today’s digital world. RiskXchange’s active discovery enables organisations to save precious resources and drive productivity by automated flagging and logging any changes to your external attack surface.

Understand your Security Posture

Asset criticality ratings help you better understand your specific cyber risk impact, non-compliance, and weaknesses across your external attack surface. Therefore, allowing you to more accurately gauge your ability to manage risks with detailed and continuous security intelligence.

Prioritise Vulnerabilities for Effective Remediation

With RiskXchange’s integrated approach, you can prioritise your risk and minimise time to remediate (TTR). The process is much more efficient when focussing on real rather than perceived risk – a key to effectively reducing your external attack surface.

Take a Proactive Approach to Cybersecurity Risk

The RiskXchange’s forward-thinking approach to EASM is much more effective than a reactive one, particularly considering the rise in cyberattacks against your cloud infrastructure. Traditional protective methods are no longer sufficient and can be easily bypassed by sophisticated attacks.

What our clients say

“The Attack Surface Management solution that RiskXchange provides has helped us manage our external technical assets across the globe. This has provided us with much-needed insight into the risks across our attack surface that we struggled to get before.”
J Wells, Capacity Investments LCC, NY.

We reduce your Attack Surface in 5 ways

1. Security checks

A detailed analysis is the best way to reduce your attack surface. Traffic flow analysis, security configuration assessments and quantitative risk scores are the three most effective ways of reducing an attack surface. 

2. Reducing complexity ​

Reducing the complexity of a network helps to reduce an attack surface. Poor policy management can lead to mistakes or duplicates, unused rules and overly permissive rule definitions allow increased access beyond what is needed. 

3. Vulnerability screening

Vulnerability screening and visualising vulnerabilities through modelling and simulation is a good way to reduce attack surfaces. Patch simulation and attack surface modelling all help to pinpoint your attack surface and identify ways in which an attacker can gain access to a network. 

4. Monitoring endpoints

Independent process monitors maintain constant surveillance over your endpoints (where an attack originates) and help to highlight, therefore being able to reduce, the number visible on the attack surface. The next step is being able to control what the endpoint does, and then ensure that its relation to the rest of the network is fully secured. 

5. Building up perimeters​

Building up perimeters and segmenting a network will drastically reduce any attack surface. By increasing the number of barriers visible on a network, the harder it will be for an attacker to gain access to your data.
Improve attack surface management:
Improve third-party monitoring with better insights into your vendor’s internet assets.
Trace your digital footprint:
Monitor all activities taking place in your infrastructure, including your vendor's.
Assess your vendor’s security:
Get a quantitative score on your vendor’s security standards through our platform.
Determine your critical exposures:
Categorise your weaknesses in security domains to address them accordingly.
Automate key cybersecurity functions:
Create alerts for new anomalies and automate cyber risk management for safety.
Real-time alert system:
The RiskXchange platform has a real-time alert system that will alert you to cyberattacks and anomalies.
Featured Resources

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