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    SecurityScorecard and Axonius together deliver organizations a comprehensive view across their cyber attack surface to help achieve cyber resilience. 

    You can’t protect what you don’t know about. A critical part of remaining secure is knowing the assets that need to be protected and the security controls currently in place. Defining this “attack surface” is critical for an organization to know the targets malicious actors could exploit. Does your company have unknown shadow IT or cloud infrastructure that is not protected properly? Perhaps you recently acquired a company or launched a new subsidiary and need to know what assets your organization now owns? Read on to understand the challenges you face without an asset inventory and how your organization can take steps to strengthen your security posture by having complete visibility across your cyber landscape.

    Why you need a comprehensive inventory of all IT assets

    A comprehensive inventory of an organization’s IT assets is indispensable. It forms the foundation for effective cyber risk management by providing a clear understanding of the scope and vulnerabilities within the IT infrastructure. Without a detailed inventory, identifying and patching potential vulnerabilities and outdated software becomes challenging, leaving systems exposed to cyber threats. An accurate asset inventory also aids in more efficiently implementing access controls and authentication measures.

    In the event of a security breach or incident, a well-maintained inventory facilitates swift response and recovery by enabling security and IT teams to pinpoint affected assets, contain the breach, and restore operations efficiently. Overall, a comprehensive inventory of IT assets is essential to fortifying a company's cybersecurity posture, allowing for proactive measures to mitigate risks and respond effectively to potential threats.

    Proactive measures you can take to strengthen your cybersecurity posture and mitigate risk

    • Complementary Views from an Inside-Out and Outside-In Perspective
      • As stated above, complete visibility is crucial - the security implications of modern day technology sprawl can make the often manual work of finding, managing and securing these assets not only tedious but error-prone. Without complete visibility into your environment – including an external view of threats – IT and Security teams risk malicious threat actors, misconfigurations, security gaps, missing agents and more. Full visibility both from an inside-out and outside-in perspective, delivers answers to questions about vulnerabilities, internal and external threats, security incidents, compliance and more. 
    • Regular Security Assessments and Audits
      • Regular security assessments, including penetration testing, vulnerability scans, and infrastructure evaluations pinpoint weaknesses and vulnerabilities within systems, enabling proactive fortification to decrease the risk of successful cyberattacks.
    • Implement Access Controls
      • Implement strict access controls, utilizing the principle of least privilege, robust authentication methods such as multi-factor authentication (MFA), and regular access privilege reviews to safeguard sensitive data and critical systems effectively. 

    Connecting the SecurityScorecard adapter in the Axonius Platform helps customers not only achieve a complete asset inventory, but also understand the security posture of their entire environment. SecurityScorecard’s external attack surface management combined with the comprehensive internal asset inventory Axonius provides, Security and IT teams are able to easily surface attack vectors, misconfigured agents, unmanaged devices and users and more delivering Security and IT teams the visibility and proactive risk management needed to achieve cyber resilience.

    Interested in learning more about how Axonius and SecurityScorecard can help your organization improve your security posture? Let’s talk. Reach out to to learn more. 

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