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Attack Surface Management Buyer’s Guide

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February 10, 2022

Summary

The disappearance of network perimeters, rise of shadow IT, and exposure from small cloud misconfigurations have fundamentally changed how data breaches occur in practice and shifted priorities for organizations. As a result, 98% of IT decision makers say cloud computing in all its forms is at the top of the list of technology categories of concern, according to a Forrester survey.

The Attack Surface Management Buyer’s Guide discusses how to leverage attack surface management to discover internet assets (e.g., hosts, services, websites, storage buckets) across all networks and cloud providers. Other benefits of attack surface management include providing a comprehensive inventory of assets, reducing your compliance workload, and managing risk during mergers and acquisitions.

What you will learn from the guide:

The guide will walk you through the challenges organizations face when it comes to managing their external attack surface and an overview of the emerging attack surface management class of security products. We also give you a framework for vendor evaluation and features you should be about asking at the start, such as:

  • Asset discovery and management
  • Inventory and explanation
  • Risks and compliance
  • Operationalization (i.e., integrations and API)

Interested in learning more about our Attack Surface Management platform specifically? We’ll take you beyond the guide, create a custom report of your attack surface and get you a dedicated Censys ASM expert to help you along your way, schedule some time here.

Who should read the buyer’s guide:

Our team has created The ASM Buyer’s Guide for security teams and leaders interested in learning about core capabilities and features to look for when selecting an attack surface management vendor

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