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Hype Cycle For Security Operations, 2023

Security and risk management leaders can use this research to strategize and deliver SecOps capability and functions.

This year’s Hype Cycle shows that technologies facing more risks are getting a lot of attention. The technologies that have shown significant advancements are MDR, exposure management, external attack surface management (EASM), cyber asset attack surface management, identity threat detection and response and XDR. These technologies highlight the growing need to gather more information, make better decisions, and respond quickly to the increasing threats and risks faced by organizations.

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"Security operations technologies and services defend IT/OT systems, cloud workloads, applications and other digital assets from attack by identifying threats and vulnerability exposures. Security and risk management leaders can use this research to strategize and deliver SecOps capability and functions."
Gartner Analysts, Jonathan Nunez and Andrew Davies


Gartner Hype Cycle for Security Operations, 2023 by Jonathan Nunez, Andrew Davies published on 20 July 2023

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External Attack Surface Management (EASM)

Identify all IPs, Applications, exposed database/cloud buckets, code leaks, leaked credentials, vulnerabilities, exposed test/pre-production systems, etc.

Continuous Automated Red Teaming (CART)

Launches multi-stage attacks on your attack surface and identifies the breach and attack paths.

Ransomware Attack Surface Testing (RAST)

Discover ransomware attack surface and it’s risk by scanning entire internet for risky assets potentially belonging to the organization

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