About Discovery Limited
Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organization that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings, and investment products and wellness markets. Founded in 1992, Discovery is guided by a clear core purpose—to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. The company has expanded its operations globally and currently serves over 5 million clients across South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Singapore, and Australia.
Over recent years, Discovery’s diversification activities, including the creation of a retail banking subsidiary and expanded global operations, resulted in a rapidly growing Internet presence and increased cyber risk. While they had some elements of brand protection in place, they recognized the need to better understand what was happening outside of their network. These challenges consisted of:
- Growing breadth and complexity of Internet exposed assets
- Detecting and responding to threats targeting Discovery brands and customers
- Resource constraints within the security team
The RiskIQ Solution
After evaluating the market, Discovery selected the RiskIQ Illuminate® Platform as the foundation for their Attack Surface Management program. RiskIQ’s breadth of coverage and ability to address all essential requirements made it the clear choice for the group CISO, subsidiary CISOs, and the security operations teams. Discovery have implemented the following Illuminate modules:
RiskIQ Digital Footprint®
Continuous Discovery of Owned Assets
RiskIQ virtual users act as real users would to understand the subcomponents, services, and relationships of site elements. Assets are tagged by organizational structure to provide relevant asset views for both group and subsidiary teams.
“... RiskIQ is the “spotlight” that removes the traditional dark spaces where the bad guys hide.”
CISO, Discovery Limited