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What are external threats? Learn more about external threats and why forward thinking security teams are ensuring that security operations, incident response and vulnerability management teams are prepared for external threats.
External threats refers to a specific class of digital threats that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in an organization’s expanding attack surface outside the firewall.
What is External Threat Management? Find out what external threat management is, and why external threat management programs are increasingly critical in today’s security landscape.
As the use of digital channels—web, mobile and social—increases, adversaries are using them to distribute malware or attack your customers, employees and partners. The same technology that enable organizations to rapidly create microsites, generate leads or communicate with the public are also used by threat actors. What’s worse is that these third-party tools or libraries often exist outside the firewall, where security teams have less visibility to their digital attack surface.
External threat management is a three-pronged approach that enables teams apply a three-pronged approach in protecting externally facing digital assets—known and unknown—from malicious actors. With actionable data, security professionals can map their digital attack surface and pinpoint threats outside the firewall.
By employing virtual-user technology, RiskIQ uncovers your digital footprint. These virtual users experience the web like real users would, evading detection from threat actors, to discover and monitor your digital assets, creating a dynamic snapshot of your company’s attack surface. RiskIQ’s threat detection engine exposes threats so you can respond immediately — and finally, RiskIQ’s PassiveTotal lets you research & investigate your adversary, leaving them nowhere to hide.
Why consider an external threat management platform? Find out if an external threat management platform is right for your security team!
RiskIQ’s external threat management platform provide a framework for security teams to address external threats at scale. By providing a comprehensive view of your attack surface outside the firewall, RiskIQ proactively identifies external threats and provides a workflow for research and remediation.
Organizations with known brand name(s), valuable customer data, active or numerous digital channels—web, mobile and social—will find value from an external threat management platform.