Insufficient Resources to Review Alerts and Remediate Systems
Almost all organizations are facing a cybersecurity skills shortage, and might be concerned that attack surface monitoring will add more alerts and tasks to overwhelmed security teams.
To address this, attack surface monitoring solutions provide business context and other criteria that can be used to prioritize issues. They provide actionable guidance on remediating weaknesses, which can be passed directly to IT and development teams for implementation.
Some attack surface monitoring solutions also provide managed services to help organizations review security issues and assist with remediation.
Integrating with Existing Systems and Work Processes
An organization might have multiple tools scanning systems and identifying vulnerabilities. There are existing work processes in place for security and IT teams, which will need to adapt to an attack surface monitoring solution.
A way to ease the transition is to customize attack surface monitoring alerts, ensuring they are similar in format and arrive via the same channels as existing alerts. Effort should be made to ensure there are no overlapping alerts—in many cases, existing vulnerability scanning processes can be stopped and replaced by attack surface monitoring.
Third-Party Scripts and Resources
However, an organization must consider its holistic security posture. Even if a third-party script is outside your control, you need to know it has a security issue. This can allow you to evaluate whether to remove or replace the script, contact the vendor, or minimize the risk by ensuring the third-party component is not used in sensitive systems.