Is the perimeter dead?

Is the perimeter dead?

May 18, 2022

This question still triggers some interesting discussions among security professionals. Does the perimeter still exist, or has it become impossible to outline due to the immense asset list and expansion of an organization’s attack surface?

Included by Gartner in 2021 as a major cybersecurity category and an emerging product, the External Attack Surface Management (EASM) term might be new. Still, the idea behind it is nothing new: identifying risks coming from internet-facing assets that an organization may be unaware of.

A few companies, including Detectify, have been highlighting the importance of the attack surface and understanding the potential risks of the constantly-changing environment. Gartner’s addition of EASM as an emerging product demonstrates an increasing awareness of the necessity for organizations to be aware of the threats that exist through their internet-facing assets.

Detectify is the only fully automated External Attack Surface Management solution powered by a world-leading ethical hacker community.

By leveraging hacker insights, security teams using Detectify can map out their entire attack surface to find anomalies and detect the latest business-critical vulnerabilities in time – especially in third-party software. The only way to secure your attack surface is to hack it but it doesn’t have to be complicated.

With Detectify, continuous security starts with a few clicks. Go hack yourself.

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