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External Attack Surface Management Remains Key Focus in Gartner® Report


October 24, 2022

Keeping your organization safe from a possible breach or attack can be a moving target. You have to consider cloud security, asset management, shadow IT, shadow Cloud, and more, all with a zero trust mindset. As hackers and cybercriminals advance in their approach, you too must continuously modernize your response. Enter attack surface management.

About the Report

In their Hype Cycle™ for Security Operations, 2022 report, Gartner® examines how digital transformation initiatives have continued to expand organizations’ attack surfaces, and in turn, increase their exposure to threat actors. The Gartner® assessment of security tools once again emphasizes the importance Attack Surface Management (ASM) or External Attack Surface Management (EASM) play in protecting the attack surface, noting:
“EASM provides valuable risk context and actionable information to SRM leaders. EASM delivers visibility through four primary capabilities:

  • Monitoring (continuously) for exposed assets (cloud services, IPs, domains, certificates and IoT devices)
  • Asset discovery for external-facing assets and systems
  • Analysis to assess and prioritize the risk and vulnerabilities discovered
  • Remediation, mitigation and incident response through prebuilt integrations with ticketing systems and SOAR tools

The report also underscores how a “continuous assessment-and-exposure-based approach” ( the focus of EASM) “is growing in adoption.”

What You’ll Learn

The Gartner® report provides key insights that can help leaders further build out their security strategies and adapt to shifts in the landscape. Download the report to learn more about:

  • The Hype Cycle™ maturity stages of EASM and other security technologies
  • How shifts in the attack surface have prompted market activity in the Innovation Trigger stage
  • Why an EASM strategy is essential to keeping up with a modern security landscape
  • What to consider when selecting an EASM vendor

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Gartner, Hype Cycle for Security Operations, 2022, By Andrew Davies, 5 July 2022

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