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Almost two-thirds ( 62 %) said they have blind spots that hamper security , with cloud environments cited as the most opaque . On average , respondents estimated having just 62 % visibility of their attack surface .
The study also revealed that over half ( 54 %) of global organizations don ’ t believe their method of assessing risk exposure is sophisticated enough . This is borne out in other findings :
These challenges are multiplied in global organizations . Two-thirds ( 65 %) of respondents claimed that being an international enterprise that spans multiple jurisdictions makes managing the attack surface harder .
Yet a quarter ( 24 %) are still mapping their systems manually and 29 % do so regionally – which can create further silos and visibility gaps .
• Only 45 % have a completely well-defined way to assess risk exposure
• More than a third ( 35 %) only review / update their exposure monthly or less frequently
• Just 23 % review risk exposure daily
• Keeping up-to-date with the ever-changing attack surface is the top area organizations struggle with p
“ IT modernization over the past two years was a necessary response to the ravages of the pandemic , but in many cases , it unwittingly expanded the digital attack surface , giving threat actors more opportunities to compromise key assets ,” said Bharat Mistry , Technical Director at Trend Micro .
“ A unified , platform-based approach is the best way to minimize visibility gaps , enhance risk assessments and improve protection across these complex , distributed IT environments .”
A unified , platform-based approach is the best way to minimize visibility gaps , enhance risk assessments and improve protection across these complex , distributed IT environments .
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