Stop Being an Easy Target
The continuous evolution of enterprise IT infrastructures—including increased use of ERP, mobile technologies, cloud-based services, virtualization, and off-the-shelf libraries and frameworks for development of custom applications—has provided new attack vectors for cybercriminals to exploit.
Making matters worse, organizations continue to co-mingle their IT and operational technologies, causing diverse business segments to converge with one another. ERP systems are integrated into ICS and SCADA networks. Mobile networks are being used to connect ATMs as well as for signaling and data transmission on utility infrastructure. GSM-R, a variation of the popular GSM mobile standard and part of the European Rail Traffic Management System, is being used for data communication between railway operational staff, including drivers, dispatchers, shunting team members, train engineers, and station controllers. These innovations along with smart buildings and the Internet of Things (IoT) create new high-risk targets for cyberterrorists and thieves to attack.
With thousands of known vulnerabilities in your systems and countless unknown risks, defensive technologies such as anti-virus and firewalls alone are not enough to stop these attacks. Moreover, as you frequently make changes to networked computing environments in response to customer needs, you are inadvertently weakening your security posture by providing cybercriminals with new ways in.
Focus on Vulnerability Management
So what can you do about this? You’re probably already conducting annual or quarterly vulnerability audits to complement your existing security measures. However, the steady stream of changes to your systems, applications, and configurations create cracks in your security—and our extensive experience tells us that most companies are not as protected as they think they are.
Do you know the level of protection for your entire network, including network & telephony equipment, Wi-Fi, databases, operating systems, and web applications? And what about business-critical applications like ERP and operational technologies like SCADA?
Do you have the right policies and procedures in place to measure just how well your business is protected?
Positive Technologies offers a smarter approach to vulnerability management, one that allows organizations to:
- Continually monitor and assess the complete scope of infrastructure assets
- Perform thorough analyses of the threatscape by employing both black-box and white-box analysis, including detailed security configuration checks
- Minimize time spent chasing false positives while ensuring a negligible rate of false negatives
- Stay ahead of emerging threats with a comprehensive knowledge base of benchmarks and vulnerabilities, continuously updated by leading security experts
- Connect risk controls to KPIs to measure how well they are protecting the business
- Focus on the data that is most important based on specific business needs
Critical Infrastructure on the Front Lines
Forward-thinking companies have already started recognizing that IT and critical Infrastructure (operational technologies) face complementary security risks that cannot be effectively protected in isolation, but instead must be addressed together as part of a unified strategy.
No matter the attack vector, cybercriminals operate on the premise that vulnerabilities exist. Stay ahead of them with advanced solutions that cover all your systems without exception. Build a continuous, sustainable response to the ongoing threat and create a strong process with the most advanced tools on the market.
Now that’s a smarter approach to vulnerability management.