Unmanaged devices present significant security risks for organizations. When these devices are left unidentified, and they’re unprotected, they provide attackers with an entry point into a corporate network. Once these devices have been compromised, it can allow for lateral movement to other machines that may have sensitive data residing on them. With so many connected … [Read more...] about Why unmanaged device discovery is critical for asset management programs
Right now, cloud assets are raining down on us, and cyber professionals are struggling to keep their IT environments dry. Ok, maybe we’re stretching that metaphor a little far. But the fact remains that we’ve passed the Cloud Tipping Point: 52% of VMs now reside in the cloud. The majority of businesses are running on cloud, hybrid or multi-cloud environments — in fact, cloud … [Read more...] about When it rains, it pours: Today’s cloud asset management challenges
I’m a huge fan of the CISO/Security Vendor Relationship Podcast, and one episode featured a great conversation about how security teams really want a way to consistently execute on security basics rather than buying narrow technologies focused on the edge. NARROW AND EXCITING VS. BROAD AND BORING First, Justin Berman, now Head of Security at Dropbox: “I think that … [Read more...] about Security basics: If you can’t make them sexy, make them simple
As more employees are being forced to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, security teams are scrambling to ensure that they know what assets are being used to access the corporate networks. That challenge for those who had no contingency plan for employees working outside of their normal, assigned workspaces is considerable. Security information and event management … [Read more...] about Are you ready for COVID-19?
It was not so long ago that IT asset management consisted of an individual walking around a company with clipboard in hand, putting numbered stickers on computers, printers and other physical assets, then listing that number on a form. That approach was hardly sufficient then and today it’s absolutely … [Read more...] about Q&A: Tips & tricks for asset management