For those working to secure organizations, life isn’t getting any easier. As businesses continue to invest in technology, the environment that must be secured has become more complex and challenging. Alongside the benefits of digital transformation, new risks have emerged – digital risk.
With cloud computing now best practice and data shared across a complex array of third parties, the perimeter is barely recognizable. How useful are controls, such as Data Loss Prevention or Cloud Access Security Brokers, when employees starting skunk work projects, or visit websites to use the latest software-as-a-service portal? Organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to know where their data is stored and shared, and do not have the tools or know-how to detect and mitigate this exposure.
The opportunity presented to adversaries by these increased attack surfaces has led to more incidents. They understand how to leverage and manipulate an organization’s online presence; they make use of breached employee credentials to perform account takeovers, they imitate the people or brand to target employees and customers and exploit vulnerabilities in the expanding attack surface.
This Digital Shadows guide is written for people whose role it is to deal with this complexity: the practitioners. It provides advice to help understand how to identify critical business assets, understand the threat, monitor for exposure, and take action. This guide provides advice on tools and approaches which, alongside better quantification, cohesion, reporting, and documentation, will enable organizations to move towards a more mature approach to reducing digital risk.
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