The Reasons Why Cyberattack Surfaces Are Rising

Aashish Yadav | July 8, 2022 | 941 views | Read Time : 2 min

The Reasons Why Cyberattack Surfaces Are Rising
Increased cyber assets result in growing attack surfaces. So much so that, according to a recent Gartner analysis, the number one security and risk management trend today is attack surface growth.

Businesses and security executives must update security policies and processes to prevent growing dangers when new technologies and cyber environments are adopted. Let's discuss the reasons for attack surface growth and how to rethink cyber asset protection in light of them.


Reasons Behind Attack Surface Expansion


The Multi-Cloud Trend Is Rapidly Expanding

Modern businesses are using the cloud to stay up with digital innovation and meet market expectations. For organizations in many locations, a single public cloud provider is no longer appropriate.

Choosing one that satisfies organizational demands is difficult. This simple problem-solution gave many organizations the multi-cloud trend.

Gartner found that 81% of respondents use two or more cloud services.

Multi-cloud is also used to maintain a vendor-agnostic approach and prevent vendor lock-in. To remain ahead of the competition, numerous vendors provide best-of-breed solutions. This is a huge benefit for multi-cloud adopters.


For Ever-Growing SaaS Toolchains, Visibility Is an Issue

More than 150 SaaS apps are used by companies with 1,000+ employees.

Modern businesses embrace more SaaS apps to speed up their workflows. However, as SaaS adoption expands, so do businesses' attack surfaces. The following are the key reasons for SaaS security:

  • Misconfigurations
  • The absence of robust identity and access management system
  • Inadequate disaster recovery planning
  • Problems with data retention
  • Breach of privacy and data security
  • Inability to satisfy regulatory compliance

To keep up with SaaS platforms, businesses must have scalable security and compliance policies.


CAASM Automates Security Gap Identification

According to Gartner, Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM), Digital Risk Protection Services (DRPS), and External Attack Surface Management (EASM) will enable CISOs to safeguard environments against expanding attack surfaces.

CAASM will help security teams in particular to:

  • Gain insight over the cloud and SaaS cyber assets
  • Automatically fill security loopholes.
  • Accelerate incident reaction and clean-up


Closing Lines

As the attack surface rises, so does the amount of cybercrime that occurs. According to the FBI, cyberattacks have risen 400% since the pandemic began, making it essential to detect and minimize cyberthreats for business's health and future. To defend your company from rising dangers, you must detect gaps in time and adapt to the digital world. There are more targets for attackers to strike since organizational attack surfaces are constantly growing.

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