It’s that time of the year again: Black Hat 2019 is almost here. As always, it should be a great event with top-of-the-line keynotes, fascinating sessions, amazing options from the vendor community (Expanse included), and of course an opportunity to mingle with friends and colleagues in the security industry.
A key US federal government agency had information siloed between the agency’s headquarters, security operations center, and various field locations. This made it challenging to enforce security and IT policies across a decentralized network and led to numerous unknown, unmanaged and vulnerable Internet-connected assets.
Like most large financial institutions, this Fortune 100 financial services company has a complex network. From M&A activity to cloud development to securing critical suppliers, it was challenging for the company to identify and monitor all of its Internet-connected assets. And without a complete and accurate IT asset inventory, it was even more challenging to secure those assets.
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) manages and assures a global enterprise information structure across the full spectrum of US military operations.
Machine-speed attacks mean even brief exposures can be damaging
It has never been more important for organizations to track and monitor their full, global Internet attack surface. Recent research shows that malicious actors can find and attempt to exploit exposures that are up for only minutes. Attackers using sophisticated tools to scan the entire Internet for exposures, coupled with automated, machine-speed attacks can now more easily breach unknown or unmonitored assets, potentially bringing your entire network to a standstill.