CyCognito

Palo Alto, CA, USA
2017
  |  By Jason Pappalexis
Prioritization in vulnerability management is not just about fixing problems but fixing the right problems at the right time. Not all vulnerabilities have the same level of risk. But gathering details to understand vulnerability impact takes time, a huge challenge for already overworked staff. Many are forced to work backward, taking critical issues obtained from 3rd party sources like CISA KEV or a Reddit forum and then search for assets that it may apply to.
  |  By CyCognito
With hundreds of exposed web applications typical, nearly 70 percent of organizations report their environment is difficult to test using conventional methods and tools.
  |  By Graham Rance
High-value data, mission criticality, and sheer numbers make web applications a compelling target for cyberattacks. According to Verizon’s 2023 Data Breach Investigations Report, web applications were the most commonly exploited vector in both incidents and breaches last year.1 There’s another reason why web applications may be so attractive to threat actors. Most security teams simply cannot keep pace with demands for application updates and patching, testing, and vulnerability remediation.
  |  By Emma Zaballos
It feels like the number of security issues affecting vital internet-exposed assets is never-ending. No one can predict the next big vulnerability. But exposure management techniques can help prepare your organization for a wide range of issues by identifying, validating, and mobilizing your response to emerging threats. These processes also include validating fixes and issues, a well-documented mobilization process, and automatic scanning for high value assets.
  |  By CyCognito
New release offers AI search to simplify cybersecurity queries, financial evidence collection for multilingual analysis and AI translation for improved contextual understanding.
  |  By Tim Matthews
Working as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has never been easy or glamorous. But with the recent adoption of new rules by the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission on cybersecurity risk management, strategy, governance and incident disclosure, life as a CISO has just gotten harder. Adding to the longstanding organizational risk CISO’s have always managed, now they have to contend with personal risk as well.
  |  By Tim Matthews
Since our beginning, CyCognito has integrated AI techniques to power robust and accurate attack surface discovery and testing. And we’re also adding new capabilities all the time. In this post, we’ll share with you some of the tasks that CyCognito’s AI helps power or simplify, along with a primer of the various techniques we leverage.
  |  By Emma Zaballos
While Palo Alto Networks has not released patches for all affected versions, CyCognito has conducted active tests across all customer realms and 97.5% of CyCognito customers’ affected devices are no longer exploitable.
  |  By Dima Potekhin
There is an important concept that runs through our product that I call explainability. I use the term a lot with our product and engineering teams to emphasize our data-first approach and our will to stand behind our data. The term is, well, self-explanatory, but I want to dig into it and show how it helps security professionals. To me, I don’t know any other way of building a product that customers will truly trust other than to explain how conclusions and rankings were determined.
  |  By Carrie Oakes
“Our report reflects CyCognito’s innovative approach to asset discovery and vulnerability assessment taken, while maintaining a solid foundation in the mature platform space. This placement indicates not only a commitment to advanced ASM solutions but also a keen focus on evolving and adapting to the changing digital landscape rapidly.”
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See the CyCognito platform in action to understand how it can help you identify, prioritize and eliminate your most critical risks.
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"CyCognito is worth every cent we pay and it helps me sleep better because I know we’re checking our internet-facing assets on a regular basis.” —Benjamin Bachmann | Vice President, Group CISO | Ströer.
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“I can’t point to another tool that does as thorough a job of exploring and exposing those assets that you didn’t even know you had. It’s so valuable." — Kevin Kealy | Chief Information Security Officer | Scientific Games.
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“CyCognito provides our company with cutting-edge technology enabling my team to have global visibility into our web-facing assets in an easy-to-use interface.” — Alex Schuchman | Chief Information Security Officer | Colgate-Palmolive Company.
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Hear first hand from Chief Technical Officer, Randy Watkins, as he explains why attack surface mapping is critical to an organization’s security posture and managing their IT assets. Learn how prioritizing security risk helps to cut through a sea of security issues and gives focus to security teams on what is critical.
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Streamline Security Testing with Analytics, Trends, and Reporting: New Cybersecurity Automation Features to Streamline Attack Surface Protection.
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See How CyCognito Monitors Your Subsidiaries for Security Risk.
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Learn how the CyCognito platform identifies attack vectors that might go undetected by other security solutions.
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Introducing Remediation Planner and new workflow integrations.
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Your attack surface has grown, it's now in cloud infrastructure and across subsidiaries and unknown, unmanaged assets are everywhere. How are you finding these? Attackers look for, find and attack these unknown assets and when there are externally exposed risks, sensitive data and critical systems are put in danger. Read now, External Exposure & Attack Surface Management For Dummies.
  |  By CyCognito
CTEM, a comprehensive risk reduction framework, integrates visibility risk assessment, issue prioritization, and validation. This approach facilitates the continuous identification and testing of exposed systems, enhancing decision-making and enabling a more proactive threat response. Download the white paper, Understanding Continuous Threat Exposure Management, to learn about CTEM's core components and how they contribute to cybersecurity resilience, how CTEM addresses the challenge of managing risk on attack surfaces, and how CyCognito's capabilities align with CTEM's requirements.
  |  By CyCognito
With the ever-growing volume of cybersecurity alerts and attacks bombarding security teams, more CISOs are taking a hard look at External Attack Surface Management (EASM) platforms to better understand how adversaries get into systems and how to keep them out. It's not surprising that EASM products have captured the industry's attention, as many organizations are seeing growth of their attack surfaces' growth outpace their detection and remediation abilities. Some of the driving causes: digital transformation, the cloud, third-party dependencies, subsidiary sprawl, and more.
  |  By CyCognito
Your pen testing team is working hard, but they are facing an operational challenge due to the large number of assets they need to test and the time required to complete each test. As the fundamental approach to penetration testing has not changed much since the first test over 50 years ago, it's worth exploring whether the tool is still sufficient for securing today's IT environment.

CyCognito solves one of the most fundamental business problems in cybersecurity: seeing how attackers view your organization, where they are most likely to break in, what systems and assets are at risk and how you can eliminate the exposure.

Founded by national intelligence agency veterans, CyCognito has a deep understanding of how attackers exploit blind spots and a path of least resistance. Based in Palo Alto, CyCognito serves a number of large enterprises and Fortune 500 organizations, including Colgate-Palmolive, Tesco and many others.

Automated external attack surface management and continuous testing reduces your overall risk:

  • Discovery: Proactively uncover exposed external assets — without input or configuration — using attacker reconnaissance approaches.
  • Contextualization: Empower your team to know what an asset does, where it’s located, what other assets it connects to, and how attractive it is from that attacker perspective.
  • Active Security Testing: Launch security testing across your full inventory of external assets, enabling a new level of visibility into risk and the steps needed to reduce it.
  • Prioritization: Automate risk prioritization for external assets to focus your security team’s attention and energy on the 10 to 50 most critical exploited assets that matter the most.
  • Remediation Acceleration: Quickly repair exploitable assets and reduce validation time from months to hours to swiftly prevent data breaches.

Discover, test and prioritize all of your web assets and applications.