Attack Surface Intelligence: Data Is Power

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Working from home has brought so many challenges for companies, equally for small and large-scale businesses. The vast number of online businesses increases the need to protect the data that is exchanged daily. And how to do it?

To catch the thief, one needs to think like one. The same applies to matters of internet security. To understand the ones who are a threat to your online safety, one needs to understand what their drive is, how they operate, and what it is about our systems and the information that they want.

Companies do their best to update security settings, but they do very little (if anything) to understand the outside dangers and try to prevent them. The worst-case scenario is to deal with things when something happens. The sooner the companies and individuals figure out that they need to be two steps ahead all the time, the sooner their safety will be addressed adequately.

We introduce the Attach Surface Intelligence, a key for monitoring a company’s security issues from the outside environment.

What Is Attack Surface Intelligence (ASI)

ASI is in charge of external monitoring of your safety, following up on external elements and attack movements, tracking the threats, and improving the clients’ security. While your IT security operations act when something happens, ASI is there when your attackers start thinking about it.

Information is power

The ASI is created to follow and gather information on recently opened/closed ports, newly registered domains, and violated codes. It is strengthening IT security applications and programs, following up on the current risks and possible attacks on the company’s information and its strong sides. The more information is collected through the ASI, the more efficient the efforts dealing with the company’s security.

The first point of the attacker’s entrance into your security system is the ports.

Security Agent At Port(a)s

Security agency monitors the company’s most vulnerable ports: email services, browsers, software for conference calls, etc. They are vulnerable because they are the most exposed to the open Internet; they require even remote connection. And every attempt to access the company’s porta is an opportunity for the attacker to do their work. Agencies are capable of monitoring over 1000 ports every week.

Taking Care of Your Hosting

Website hosting domains and subdomains are also at risk of attack. Taking over your domain enables the attacker to have and misuse all related data, or spread spam content.

5 Risks To Deal With

– Exposure to Development Infrastructure

– Certificate for Hosting With Self-Signed SSL/TLS

– IIS Vulnerable Version

– Elementary Authentication Host

– Apache Vulnerable Version

5 Greatest Weaknesses

– OpenSSH Username Enumeration v7.7 (CVE-2018-15473)

– WordPress Core < 4.7.1 – Username Enumeration (CVE-2017-5487)

– OpenSSH username enumeration < v7.3 (CVE-2016-6210) PHPinfo Disclosure

– GraphQL Alias-based Batching

The Closure

Online dangers are many, but we have learned that we need protection not only when the attack occurs and monitoring internal and external elements most vulnerable to the attacks. There are new risks emerging every day. ASI attracts attackers, but they deal with the attackers even before they enter the company’s ports. It is up to a company to spread the know-how of its work to enable a greater level of security and data safety.