CAWS for System Risk Identification

A solution brief from NSS Labs titled CAWS for System Risk Identification

CAWS for System Risk Identification

Large and Complex Attack Surfaces

In today’s quickly changing threat landscape, vulnerability management can be overwhelming. Organization attack surfaces are large and complex, making it impossible to protect against everything all the time.

Vulnerability assessments and penetration testing provide helpful feedback, but they are based on known vulnerabilities and on specific points in time, which means they become quickly outdated as highly motivated attackers morph tactics and adopt new evasion techniques at a record pace.

While threat intelligence feeds provide staggering amounts of data about active threats, many of these threats do not apply to systems in your enterprise environment while many others are already being mitigated by your security controls. You need to know which of these threats truly are unmitigated risks that require immediate action.

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