A problem whose time has come.
It’s 2019, and security teams are still spending time trying to understand what assets they have and how they relate to their security policies. With all of the amazing technologies the cybersecurity industry has produced – from AI to Machine Learning, automation to deception, why are we still spending time trying to understand the intersection of devices, users, and solutions?
Somewhere along the line, asset management became very “unsexy” compared to all of the other things we do in cybersecurity, yet everything we do relies on knowing which assets are in our environments. We like to call asset management the Toyota Camry of cybersecurity: it’s not as sexy as some of the bleeding edge technologies out there, but understanding the relationship between assets and our security policies is a fundamental and basic need.