target audience: TECH BUYER  Publication date: Mar 2023 - Document type: IDC Perspective - Doc  Document number: # US50456123

Engendering Trust with Proactive Cybersecurity Using Continuous Risk-Based Posture Assessment


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This IDC Perspective looks at engendering trust with proactive cybersecurity using continuous risk-based posture assessment. Proactive cybersecurity moves beyond vulnerability management to consider all risk exposures, not just those that have a CVE number. A more expansive view includes unknown assets, misconfigurations, data leakage, internally developed insecure code, and so forth. Instead of viewing each type of cyber-risk exposure in its own silo, organizations should bring the exposure data together where it can be quantified and understood in an aggregate manner. Complete environmental visibility is fundamental to proactive cybersecurity, which in turn results in improved trust outcomes for the organization.

"With IT environments growing more complex and potential risk exposures more numerous, organizations need to think about using a holistic proactive cybersecurity management platform that brings all cyber-risk exposures to one place so they are scored in the same manner," said Michelle Abraham, research director, Security and Trust, IDC. "One management platform also simplifies prioritization and reporting."


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