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continuous threat exposure management

Gain a holistic approach to cyber risk with CTEM as a Service

Overview

Gartner states that the attack surface of modern enterprises is complex and creates fatigue. CISOs need to update how they assess threats by using continuous threat exposure management programs to understand their risks. Gartner predicts that by 2026, organizations prioritizing their security investments based on a CTEM program will suffer two-thirds fewer breaches.

CISOs must continually refine their threat assessment practices to keep up with their organization’s evolving work practices, using a CTEM approach to evaluate more than just technology vulnerabilities.

CTEM Methodology

The Benefits of Satius's Continuous Threat Exposure Management as a Service

Operate efficiently

Eliminates the burden of triage, freeing you to focus on other priorities.

Continual discovery

Provides continuous active discovery of known and overlooked exposures.

Management Engagement

Engages executive management in the proactive handling of vulnerabilities and threats.

Build resilience

Create a stronger defense plan to handle new technology and cyber threats for better cyber resilience.

Facilitates compliance

Satius CTEM elevates your security capabilities to a level needed to help meet the requirements of the GDPR, NIS Directive, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, and more.

Align with business

Aligns your cybersecurity with your business objectives.

Executive Management need Holistic strategy to cyber risk

Companies are rolling out a wide range of activities to counter cyber risk. They are investing in capability building, new roles, external advisers, and control systems. What they lack, however, is an effective, integrated approach to cyber risk management and reporting

A holistic approach proceeds from an accurate overview of the risk landscape—a governing principle that first of all requires accurate risk reporting. The goal is to empower organizations to focus their defenses on the most likely and most threatening cyber risk scenarios, achieving a balance between effective resilience and efficient operations. Tight controls are applied only to the most crucial assets. The holistic approach lays out a path to root-cause mitigation in four phases

Boards and committees are swamped with reports, including dozens of key performance indicators and key risk indicators (KRIs). Reports are often poorly structured, with inconsistent and usually too high levels of detail

Executive management level reporting should include strategic metrics, operational metrics, cyber economic, and benchmark data presented in clear, structured, and in real-time. only then, management can have effective and meaningful involvement in cyber security strategy and ensure effective governance.

Most reporting fails to convey the implications of risk levels for business processes. Board members find these reports off putting— poorly written and overloaded with acronyms and technical shorthand.

Different groups in the same organization often use different, potentially conflicting information to describe or evaluate the same aspects of cyber risk. To compound the problem of conflicting reporting, underlying data are often too dated to be of use in managing quickly evolving cyberthreats.

An active and holistic approach to cybersecurity begins with an accurate overview of the internal and external risk landscape. This onside-to-inside view helps define the cybersecurity’s implications for governance, organizational structures, and processes. Top executives need a comprehensive and integrated approach to support rapid, fact-based cyber risk management.

Our Approach to Continuous Threat Exposure Management

structured & holistic

Comprehensive visibility and measurement

  • External Attack Surface
  • Internal Security Posture
  • Cloud Security Posture
  • 3rd Party Risk Intelligence

clear

Clear picture of risk presented in an understood format, begins with consistent and reliable data sources.

Our continuous assessments cover all threat exposures and present them in aggregated reports and dashboards containing quantification of risk, letter grades, and useful high-level metrics.

  1. Attack Surface Identification
  2. Cloud Security Posture Management
  3. Security Controls Validation
  4. Attack Path Analysis
  5. Detection Rule Validation
  6. Reporting

real time

The security outcomes needed to rapidly respond

  • Continuous assessments and monitoring to provide real-time reporting and alerts.

  • Continuously assess readiness for your biggest threats such as ransomware susceptibility externally, or actual internal readiness.

  • Drive collaboration and mobilization to take corrective measures.

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Our Methodology to Continuous Threat Exposure Management

CTEM vs. VM

CTEM vs Vulnerability Management

CTEM offers a practical alternative to traditional risk-based vulnerability management (RBVM) and prevention-focused methods. By implementing a CTEM program, organizations can continually assess digital asset accessibility and vulnerability, prioritizing remediation based on established risk acceptance and operational viability. At Satius Security, we align with CTEM by using advanced tools to analyze an organization’s attack surface, simulate various scenarios, and validate security controls through controlled attack simulations. By operationalizing CTEM, organizations can proactively identify and mitigate cyber threats, enhancing overall resilience.

WHY SATIUS?

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WHY SATIUS?

Your trusted partner for Continuous Threat Exposure Management CTEM

CTEM as a Service provides a comprehensive five-step process to identify and mitigate threats to an organization’s networks and systems. This service enables organizations to evaluate their security posture and detect vulnerabilities.

Unlike vendor-specific technologies or tools, CTEM offers a structured approach that empowers organizations to prioritize potential threats and corresponding remediation efforts effectively, especially in the context of an expanding attack surface.

By adopting the CTEM program, organizations can proactively manage their security risks, keeping pace with evolving threats. The CTEM approach transcends traditional, reactive vulnerability management, offering a practical and proactive strategy to address and mitigate the most critical risks.

  • Proactive Risk Management: CTEM continuously monitors digital infrastructure, addressing vulnerabilities before they escalate.
  • Prioritization of Threats: Assessing impact and allocating resources efficiently.
  • Enhanced Cyber Resilience: Iteratively refining defenses for continuous improvement.
  • Actionable Insights: Generating real-time threat data for effective remediation.
  • Alignment with Business Objectives: Integrating strategic goals into cybersecurity strategies.Adaptability: Evolving alongside technological advancements and emerging threats.

In comparison to traditional vulnerability management, CTEM is proactive, holistic, aligned with business goals, promotes continuous improvement, integrates with existing security controls, and emphasizes validation through simulation tools.

CTEM stands apart from traditional vulnerability management programs in several key ways:

  1. Proactive vs. Reactive Approach: Traditional programs reactively address vulnerabilities post-discovery, while CTEM proactively monitors the threat landscape, prioritizing preemptive remediation to mitigate potential exploits.
  2. Broader Scope: While traditional programs often focus solely on technical vulnerabilities, CTEM takes a holistic view, recognizing threats from various sources such as configuration errors, credential misuse, and insider risks.
  3. Business-Aligned Prioritization: Traditional approaches may struggle to prioritize remediation efforts effectively, whereas CTEM aligns priorities with business objectives, concentrating on threats that pose the greatest risk to critical assets.
  4. Continuous Improvement: Traditional methods tend to be static, with periodic scans. In contrast, CTEM emphasizes continuous enhancement by perpetually monitoring.
  5. Integration with Security Controls: While traditional practices often operate independently, CTEM integrates seamlessly with existing security measures, promoting a cohesive strategy for managing threat exposure.
  6. Emphasis on Validation: Traditional approaches rely on theoretical assessments, whereas CTEM places a premium on validation. It employs tools like Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) and Security Control Validation to simulate attacks and verify the effectiveness of defensive measures.

Businesses of all sizes and across various industries can apply Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM). The concepts of CTEM can benefit any organization, regardless of its size or industry. These concepts include being vigilant for potential threats, prioritizing what is essential for the business, and continuously striving for improvement. By implementing these ideas, organizations can enhance their overall performance and success.

All organizations, regardless of size, can benefit from using a CTEM program. This includes small businesses just beginning to use digital tools and large companies with multiple digital systems. A CTEM program can help businesses in various ways. CTEM is flexible and scalable, making it easy to adapt to the specific needs and resources of any organization.

CTEM is important for industries that deal with sensitive data such as finance, healthcare, IT, and e-commerce. Industries facing cybersecurity threats should adopt a proactive and constantly improving approach to address them.

The same holds true for businesses operating in regulated industries. CTEM not only enhances security measures but also ensures compliance with industry-specific cybersecurity regulations.

Scoping within the Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM) cycle entails a meticulous examination of the infrastructure segments to be encompassed in the process. It necessitates a thorough comprehension of the organization’s business aspects to establish an appropriate scope for the CTEM initiative. For a pilot CTEM program, an ideal scope might involve scrutinizing the external attack surface and the security posture of Software as a Service (SaaS) systems.

The process initiates with an exhaustive discovery phase, which entails assessing the entire attack surface—externally, internally, and within the cloud. As the CTEM cycle advances, refining the scope becomes imperative. This stage underscores the importance of precise metrics, which should encompass network segment specifics, security control data, identified threat categories, threat tactics and techniques, quantified risk factors, and overall cyber resilience metrics. These metrics, originating from the initial scoping phase, serve as a basis for aligning the refined scope with the organization’s strategic cybersecurity objectives.

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