Cloud based software-as-a-service to fight online security threats

    The common maxim today is that all businesses that have an online presence will be targeted by attackers. It’s no longer a question of ‘if’, but ‘when’ and ‘how often’. And if anything, the last few years have shown that even the largest entities, with the biggest security budgets, are not safe.

    In 2018 alone there were tens of thousands of reported security incidents and more than 2 000 data breaches across 65 countries, affecting some of the biggest names in business, including the Marriot, Quora and GooglePlus. One think all of those breached have in common, was that they all believed that with all their sophisticated cyber security solutions and practices they were doing everything in their power to protect their confidential data.  Once, having the best tools money could buy was enough. Not any longer.

    In this software-defined application world that is being disrupted by digital transformation initiatives, millions of things, Web sites, servers, third-party components, mobile apps, certificates, social media profiles, and suchlike, pop up on the internet every day. And they are all out of the purview of firewalls and endpoint protection. Traditional defences are proving woefully inadequate when it comes to managing the overall attack surface. 

    The attack surface today extends from the internal network all the way to the furthest corners  of the internet. The usual security tools and solutions have little to no visibility and unfortunately, the same can’t be said of attackers. Security teams are now tasked with defending a slew of digital assets with the same scrutiny and detail as their internal networks.

    Moreover, the attack surface is changing all the time. Software needs patching, certificates expire, shadow IT is constantly flooding the business, and cyber crooks are always upping their game. An organisation needs to manage its entire attack surface if it wants to protect its data assets, and to do this, it needs precise, actionable insights from all its data.

    RiskIQ’s proprietary intelligence-collection network monitors all digital channels – open, deep and dark Web, mobile and social, highlighting and eliminating risks in the wild before they impact the business. It is based on more than ten years of time-based data, attacker tracking, and threat intelligence, 730 billion Web pages scanned per year, more than 16 million mobile apps downloaded, executed, analysed and stored, and some 300 million domain records collected and counting.

    RiskIQ understands that a company’s brand is its most valuable asset for both the business and those attacking it. Its solution offers internet-scale visibility, to let businesses know where and how their brands are being leveraged across the entire surface Web, deep and dark Web, and mobile app ecosystem, both by the company and threat actors targeting your customers and employees.

    It also helps to manage third party risk, because thriving in today’s digital world means being part of a broad ecosystem of dependencies that help to conduct business online. When these suppliers are hacked, the entire supply chain, as well as a business’s customers are at risk too. Understanding the third-parties that work with the organisation, where they are, and if they’re vulnerable, helps prevent supply-chain attacks before they become an issue.

                                                                    

    Moreover, attackers search for unknown, unprotected, and unmonitored digital assets across the company’s attack surface. RiskIQ’s asset management helps to continuously discover, inventory, and monitor these assets, which span from the internal network across the full breadth of the internet. This allow the business to understand its exposures and implement the necessary mitigation techniques. 

                                                                    

    Continuously crawling the internet and capturing its content helps RiskIQ curate data sets that cannot be found anywhere else. Leveraging the relationships between this highly connected data exposes the infrastructure being used by attackers against organisations by surfacing new connections, grouping similar attack activity, and substantiating assumptions during incident response. 

                                                                    

    Because any organisation’s key executives, leadership and board of directors are compelling targets for hackers who attempt to use their personal details to target them and their employees, RiskIQ offers continuous monitoring for exposed personal data or impersonation of executives, to prevent harm in both the cyber and physical realms.

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