It’s time to focus on the bigger picture. An organization’s attack surface is the total sum of all vulnerabilities in a device or network that an attacker can exploit to gain access and compromise the system or environment.
The aim is to keep the attack surface as small as possible and to actively manage all potential areas of vulnerability. But in today’s hyperscale enterprise environment, where new assets are added as business demand requires, the strategy for managing the attack surface has become ever more unwieldy. Here, we review some of the considerations and best practices for managing your attack surface.