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Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM)

Build Attacker Centric Remediation Approach

"FireCompass combines external attack surface management with automated pen testing & red teaming which is crucial for an effective continuous threat exposure management (CTEM) program..."

“Implement CTEM and Reduce the Chance of Getting Breached by 3x” - Gartner

Organizations should implement Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM) for three reasons:

  1. Continuous scanning and patching are unsustainable due to the effort required and diminishing returns.
  2. Attackers use automation to identify and exploit vulnerabilities, but traditional Vulnerability Assessment (VA) and Penetration Testing (PT) are disjointed and lack the agility to prevent attacks.
  3. While organizations focus on securing their most valuable assets, attackers often target peripheral assets, which make up 90% of the attack surface.
Cycles of Continuous Threat Exposure Management

EASM+ Platform - Continuous Discovery, Active Validation & Continuous Risk Hunting

How FireCompass Helps

No Interruptions. No Deployment. No Hardware. No Agents.

Discover & Define Scope of Cybersecurity Exposure

FireCompass EASM aids organizations in uncovering their entire external attack surface, crucial for outlining their CTEM program's scope. By continuously sending probes, capturing banners, fingerprinting services, and attributing contextually, the FireCompass Recon Platform identifies assets associated with the organization. It organizes domains, subdomains, IP addresses, services, service banners, web application pages, and public code into a searchable, extensive graph of entities and their interrelations.

Pririoriize &
Validate Threats

The FireCompass platform assists organizations in uncovering both visible and hidden threats through playbooks designed to test various scenarios on your attack surface. It reveals hidden assets using advanced attribution techniques and employs Multi-Stage Hunting Playbooks to execute over 30,000 attacks and checks across network, web, cloud, and other assets via a geographically distributed sensor network. Additionally, the platform conducts continuous risk hunting with playbooks that identify critical risks within 24-72 hours and sends alerts.

Mobilze People and Processes

The FireCompass platform's Event Logs and Risk Center offer a continuous stream of threats and risks in one place. The platform facilitates collaboration among different teams by assisting in the prioritization and remediation of identified issues, mobilizing both people and processes effectively.

Discover & Define Scope of Cybersecurity Exposure

FireCompass EASM enables organizations to define the scope of assets based on business risks, discovering both visible and hidden assets. Scoping can be adjusted by including or excluding assets based on subsidiary levels, domains, tags, and other criteria. Once scoped, the FireCompass platform uses advanced attribution techniques on the deep, dark, and surface web to identify assets related to the organization. The attack surface management involves:
  • Creating an inventory of assets for compliance and testing.
  • Identifying and eliminating Shadow IT, such as public cloud buckets, exposed RDP, and other critical services.
  • Identifying critical CVEs without active scanning.
  • Understanding asset attribution details.
Discover & Define Scope of Cybersecurity Exposure
CTEM propose to prioritize risks

Prioritize & Validate Threats

Mobilize People and Processes

Traditional Asset Inventory Solution, VM and Pentesting are disjoint exercises, handled by different tools and teams, and hence slow to respond. CTEM proposes to establish tools and process to reduce any obstacles to approvals, implementation processes or mitigation deployments.  

The FireCompass platform’s Event Logs and Risk Center offer a continuous stream of threats and risks in one place. The platform facilitates collaboration among different teams by assisting in the prioritization and remediation of identified issues, mobilizing both people and processes effectively.

FireCompass combines Passive Recon with Active Testing to validate & prioritize real risks

FireCompass Featured In Gartner® Hype Cycle For Automated Penetration Testing And
Red Teaming 2023

Benefits of Using FireCompass

Assets Coverage

Conduct Pentest on 100% of Assets as compared to 20% of assets in traditional Pentest

10x Pen Testing Frequency

Scale your pentesting to monthly frequency as compared to yearly traditional pentest

50x Reduction of Risk Window

Identify most critical risks within 72 hours, and validate Security Controls at least monthly

Cost Saving

Save upto 80% of your SecOps Bandwidth by Focusing on Prioritized Risks

Frequently Asked Questions

FireCompass Continuous Automated Pentest enables enterprises to elevate their bi-annual Pentest exercises to a monthly frequency, while simultaneously ensuring 100% of assets are covered in each automated Pentest cycle. It offers 5x the benefits compared to employing additional resources for conducting traditional pen tests monthly. Additionally, the FireCompass Platform features a Continuous Threat Monitoring mode that identifies the most critical risks within 72 hours, significantly reducing the overall exposure window of a critical vulnerability.

  • Continuous monitoring and penetration testing are beneficial for organizations regardless of their need to comply with regulations like GDPR, HIPAA, or PCI. These practices can help avoid the substantial penalties associated with breaches by enhancing security, even for entities not subject to specific compliance requirements. Continuous automated penetration testing, in particular, plays a crucial role in maintaining robust security measures.

An Automated Penetration Test attempts to exploit vulnerabilities to prioritize their remediation. In contrast, an Automated Vulnerability Scan merely identifies CVEs and vulnerabilities in an asset, assigning scores based on static CVSS metrics. An Automated Penetration Test also uncovers a series of attack steps, known as attack trees, which may involve CVEs, authentication attacks, web application vulnerabilities, process injection, lateral movements, etc. This approach helps to minimize noise and alert fatigue, and it uncovers new attack paths that vulnerability scanning might miss.

With FireCompass Continuous Automated Pentesting, organizations can expect thorough monthly automated penetration tests covering 100% of assets to identify vulnerabilities. It includes continuous daily monitoring for Critical Vulnerability Exposures (CVEs) with immediate alerts for critical threats. Additionally, users gain access to a comprehensive portal featuring detailed reports, a real-time dashboard, and over 100 tailored attack playbooks designed to address specific vulnerabilities on your attack surface, enhancing your cybersecurity posture significantly.

FireCompass Automated Continuous Pentest is performed monthly on 100% of your assets to uncover recent and new exploitable vulnerabilities. Additionally, the platform features a continuous Day 1 CVE monitoring mode, which identifies and alerts you to newly published CVE exposures within 72 hours.

  • An Automated Pentest typically requires 3 to 15 days to cover 100% of assets, encompassing different types of network and web assets, with the duration varying based on the size of the attack surface. The scheduling of tests is designed to minimize the impact on the performance of your services and web applications. In certain instances, Automated Pen tests may throttle testing to ensure the impact on your attack surface remains minimal.

Are you struggling with Alert Fatigue from Scanners or threat intel feeds?
Is your pentest vendor able to cover 100% of assets? As per our research, a typical pentest just covers 20% of assets
Are you worried about breaches and ransomware in your industry?
Is your industry highly regulated and compliance-driven? There can be hefty fines in case of non-compliance

Then Continuous Automated Pentesting can help your organization to cover all the above concerns, and improve the overall security posture of your organization.

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About FireCompass

FireCompass is a SaaS platform for Continuous Automated Pen Testing, Red Teaming  and External Attack Surface Management (EASM) that acts as an integral part of a good exposure management program. 

  • Single Platform for Attack Surface Management and Automated Penetration Testing & Red Team
  • Daily Risk Port Scanning & Adversary Emulation through multiple Attack Playbooks
  • Prioritized Risks with real-time alerts for faster detection and remediation

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