An attack surface consists of every part of you or your company’s system that is susceptible to a breach. Picture it as the whole external surface of your company. Now, take a second to think about every point of entry that a cybercriminal could find to infiltrate your network; there is a ton.
Some examples of entry points could be your:
All of these points of entry plus the many other ways a cybercriminal could gain access into your system will most definitely lead to a breach of your private information. This includes but is not limited to employee records, financial records, product and business development information, and much more.
So, if we can find ways to reduce your attack surface, you and your company will have an overall lower risk of falling prey to an attack.
You first need to identify your vulnerabilities which include all of your access points, movement of data through applications, passwords, and outdated code.
After that, assess your risk and address critical areas accordingly.
Some things you should keep in mind for future monitoring are: