Are you curious about what assets of your organization are exposed on the internet? The truth is, there may be more than you think! In this blog post, we’ll show you how to discover all exposed assets on the internet and give you some tips for better protecting your business from potential threats. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back and let’s dive in!
What are Exposed Assets?
An exposed asset is any digital asset that can be accessed by anyone other than the owner or authorized user. This includes, but is not limited to, websites, databases, servers, API endpoints, and application code. Exposed assets can be found both on-premises and in the cloud. They can be inadvertently exposed by misconfiguration or intentional misuse.
The most common type of exposed asset is a website. Websites can be unintentionally exposed due to poor security practices such as not using HTTPS or not properly restricting access to the site. Databases are another common type of exposed asset. They can be left open to the internet without a password or with a weak password that can easily be guessed. Servers are also often left exposed to the internet without proper security measures in place. API endpoints and application code can also be inadvertently exposed if they are not properly secured.
Exposed assets present a serious security risk as they can be exploited by attackers to gain access to sensitive data or systems.Attackers may use brute force methods to guess passwords or exploit known vulnerabilities to gain access to an exposed asset. Once an attacker has gained access to an exposed asset, they may seek to exfiltrate data or install malware for further malicious activity. Exposed assets should therefore be discovered and remediated as soon as possible to reduce the risk of being exploited by attackers.
You can protect what you can’t see
In today’s connected world, it’s more important than ever to protect your online assets. But how can you protect what you can’t see?
With the right tools, you can discover all of the exposed assets on the Internet. By using ResilientX Cyber Exposure Management product you can identify any systems that are vulnerable to attack. Once you know where your weaknesses are, you can take steps to protect them.
A vulnerability scanner is an essential tool for any organization that wants to stay secure online. By using a scanner, you can quickly and easily find any exposed assets on the Internet. With the right scanner, you can also identify any systems that are vulnerable to attack. By taking steps to protect your exposed assets, you can keep your organization safe from online threats.
Why is it essential to periodically discover all exposed assets ?
It is essential to periodically discover all exposed assets on the Internet in order to identify and fix security vulnerabilities. Exposed assets are a security risk because they can be exploited by attackers to gain access to sensitive data or systems. By discovering all exposed assets, organizations can take steps to protect their systems and data from attack.
The Dangers of Exposed Assets
Any organization that relies on the internet to do business is exposing some sort of asset. An asset can be anything from a website to confidential customer data. And while most organizations take measures to protect their assets, there are always vulnerabilities that can be exploited by cyber criminals.
One of the most common ways for assets to be exposed is through data breaches. This is when hackers gain access to an organization’s systems and steal sensitive information. Data breaches can have a devastating impact on an organization, both in terms of damage to its reputation and financial losses.
Another way assets can be exposed is through phishing attacks. This is where hackers send emails or other messages that appear to come from a legitimate source, but are actually designed to trick people into revealing confidential information or downloading malware. Phishing attacks can also lead to data breaches if people unwittingly give hackers the information they need to gain access to systems.
yet another way hackers can exploit assets is by taking advantage of unpatched software vulnerabilities. This is where organizations fail to install the latest security updates for their systems, leaving them open to attack. Hackers can then use these vulnerabilities to gain access to systems and steal data or plant malware.
Organizations need to be aware of all the ways their assets can be exposed and take steps to protect them. This includes implementing strong security measures, such as encryption and two-factor authentication, as well as ensuring all software is kept up-to-date with the latest
How to reduce Exposed Attack Surface risk?
When it comes to cybersecurity, the attack surface is the total sum of the vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an attacker. The larger the attack surface, the greater the risk of a successful attack.
One way to reduce the risk of a successful attack is to reduce the size of the exposed attack surface. In other words, you want to identify and fix any vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an attacker.
There are a few different ways to go about reducing your exposed attack surface:
1. Use a ResilientX Vulnerability Scanner: A vulnerability scanner will help you identify any potential vulnerabilities on your systems and networks. Once you know what vulnerabilities exist, you can take steps to fix them.
2. Harden your systems and networks: Harden your systems and networks against attacks by implementing security best practices. This will make it more difficult for attackers to exploit any vulnerabilities that do exist.
3. Minimize your cyber exposure: Take steps to minimize your exposure to attacks by limiting who has access to your systems and data, and by segmenting your network. This will make it harder for attackers to gain access to sensitive information if they do manage to compromise one of your systems.
By taking these steps, you can significantly reduce your exposed attack surface and improve your overall cybersecurity posture.
In conclusion, exposed asset discovery is an essential part of maintaining your security posture in the modern world. By using a combination of tools and techniques to identify all externally accessible assets on the network, you will have greater visibility into what can be accessed from outside your organization’s walls. This means that any threats or vulnerabilities present on those systems will be more easily identified and addressed before they become a major issue. Utilizing these methods regularly as part of your comprehensive cybersecurity strategy will ensure that you stay one step ahead when it comes to protecting yourself against malicious attacks.