Asset footprint changes increase the chances of a cyber attack.
Today's attack surface is dynamic in nature. With the adoption of SaaS and Cloud solutions, a point-in-time view of an attack surface has become obsolete for security practitioners.
This lack of visibility into organizational assets and attack surfaces is caused by ephemeral cloud assets, certificate and domain expiration, unpatched software, asset scaling, and on-premise server upgrades that are changing organizations' attack surfaces on a daily basis.
The known and unknown organizational assets that exist outside IT’s sphere of visibility often function as entry points for attackers into sensitive systems and can completely blindside practitioners.
Typically these include spun up and abandoned cloud servers, software as a service (SaaS) tools used by teams or third-party applications. Therefore, it becomes essential that teams have continuous visibility into the entirety of their attack surface, even as it changes constantly.