The XM Cyber 2022 Attack Path Management
In the 2022 attack path management research report, the XM Cyber research team analyzed nearly 2 million entities to bring insights on the methods, attack paths and impacts of attack techniques that compromise critical assets across on-prem, multi-cloud and hybrid environments, and developed tips for preventing them.
The Impact report begins with a close look at the methodology of attack paths and then reveals the impact of attack techniques used to compromise critical assets across organizations. It then goes on to share some striking statistics about how exposures across the enterprise lead to critical asset compromise. Analysis covers various environments including on-prem, cloud, multi cloud and hybrid networks to share how attackers are propagating the network.
The XM Cyber Research Team reveals the impact of compromise and contributes it to the big disconnect which can be represented in just 3 numbers: 94, 75, 73
Let’s talk about this big disconnect, the disconnect between what you see and what attackers see. Why is it so vast, what is the real challenge? Using your various security solutions in your organization you see misconfigurations, vulnerabilities and mismanaged credentials but you can’t see how they all come together in the eyes of an attacker…to form an attack path across your entire hybrid network…to reach your business-critical assets…at any given moment.
"75 % of an organizations critical assets could have been compromised in their then-current security state."
XM Cyber then saw that 75% of an organizations’ critical assets can be compromised in their then-current security state, because without seeing how the attacker sees your misconfigurations, vulnerabilities and mismanaged credentials in context to your critical assets, you are simply left exposed. The disconnect: you can see tons of security issues, but you can’t see which ones really matter. And not so surprisingly, 73% of the top attack techniques used to compromise critical assets involve mismanaged or stolen credentials.
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Impact Report 2022
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