Assess the risk of all your endpoints against multiple vectors — vulnerabilities, threats, compliance, patch status, sensitive data and susceptibility to large-scale breach patterns
By Tanium Staff
The threat of cyberattacks has never been greater. They can strike at any time, taking advantage of the slightest gap in an organization’s cyber defenses. The results might include ransomware that freezes operations, a data breach that leaks customer data or valuable intellectual property, and lost revenue totaling millions of dollars.
Despite all their investments in IT security products and services, most companies have no comprehensive, systematic way of assessing their overall cyber risk. They might know that they’ve deployed new firewalls, patched a collection of web servers, and upgraded their executive team to the latest laptops. But if you ask them to characterize or summarize their risk, they’re stumped. They can probably tell you what makes them feel confident or nervous, but beyond these gut reactions to this or that IT investment, they lack any kind of concrete assessment of their overall risk.
What companies are lacking and desperately need is a risk summary — a comprehensive risk score that tells them how exposed or secure they really are at any point in time. Ideally this risk summary or score would show companies whether their security practices are improving or degrading. It will also compare your organization to others in the same market.
Unfortunately, arriving at such a score is difficult. Companies can ask various vendors for help. Their network vendors will offer insights into network strengths and weaknesses. Firewall vendors can talk about how porous or secure the network perimeter is. But if a company wants to understand the threats affecting every endpoint in its organization — every laptop, desktop, server, IoT device, and so on — well, that kind of summary is almost impossible to find.
Watch this To the Point video with Tanium’s Yaron Regev as he explains why it’s critical for organizations to understand their risk score and how the Tanium Risk Assessment works.