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July 14, 2021, marked the advent of a new term: Cyber asset attack surface management (CAASM). Gartner announced its arrival in the Hype Cycle for Network Security 2021.
“What’s CAASM?” you ask.
CAASM is an emerging technology focused on enabling security teams to solve persistent asset visibility and vulnerability challenges, according to Gartner. It enables organizations to see all assets (both internal and external) through API integrations with existing tools, query against the consolidated data, identify the scope of vulnerabilities and gaps in security controls, and remediate issues.
That’s much like our own definition of cybersecurity asset management: The process of gathering asset data (with a primary focus on devices, cloud instances, and users) to strengthen core security functions, including detection and response, vulnerability management, cloud security, incident response, and continuous control monitoring.
As IT complexity rises, visibility across diverse types of assets requires an approach that automatically and continuously discovers assets in your environment.
That’s where cybersecurity asset management or cyber asset attack surface management comes into play.
Whether you prefer CAASM or cybersecurity asset management, in both cases we’re focused on solving the asset visibility, vulnerability, configuration, and security controls management challenges.
There are several benefits driving CAASM adoption, but let’s look at the five common reasons cited by Axonius customers:
What’s more, CAASM solutions like Axonius objectively show business value by calculating the value of automating manual work and realizing the value of investments.
To help you navigate the new world of CAASM, our latest ebook “From Asset Management to Asset Intelligence: Crossing the CAASM ” takes a deep dive into:
Want to learn more about how the emerging cyber asset attack surface management (CAASM) category improves security hygiene, reduces manual work, and remediates gaps? Download the “From Asset Management to Asset Intelligence: Crossing the CAASM ” ebook now.
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