Top 5 Connected Device Security Challenges that CISOs are Facing | ArcusTeam
Top 5 Connected Device Security Challenges that CISOs are Facing
CISOs across industries are faced with five major challenges, as they scramble to secure connected devices:
- Zero-day vulnerabilities go undiscovered
- No prioritization of devices to secure
- Multiple tools are needed to manage all of their connected devices
- Reactive Solutions
Zero-Day Vulnerabilities go Undiscovered
One of the major challenges CISOs face is their current vulnerability management solutions‘ inability to identify zero-day vulnerabilities. If these vulnerabilities go undetected, enterprises’ corporate networks are open to a whole array of unknown attacks. That’s what happened when two zero-day vulnerabilities were discovered in Cisco routers, allowing hackers to remotely gain access to the devices and crash its security processes. This type of attack can have serious repercussions on an enterprise.
Even more worrisome is that known vulnerabilities are slipping between the cracks, because of the incompatibility of connected devices with existing vulnerability management solutions. Oftentimes, these implemented solutions require connected devices to undergo a client or agent installation to ensure connected device security. However, the overwhelming majority of connected devices are unable to undergo these installations, leaving known vulnerabilities undetected.
No Prioritization of Connected Devices to Secure
Most vulnerability management solutions provide CISOs and security teams with long lists of network vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, the list does not prioritize vulnerabilities based on their location in the network or their importance to business processes.
Without this crucial information, CISOs have no way to differentiate between critical devices that are crucial to business operations and need immediate mitigation, and those that are rated as critical but are actually of lower importance to business processes and do not require immediate mitigation.
Mitigation of Connected Device Vulnerabilities
CISOs receive an exhausting list of vulnerabilities, and their security teams spend a grueling amount of time manually implementing mitigation measures for found vulnerabilities. Without an automated solution, security teams cannot possibly mitigate all critical vulnerabilities in a timely manner, leaving their enterprise’s networks open to attack and their connected device security ineffective in the long-term.
Multiple Tools for Connected Device Security
There currently is no one tool that can support all types of connected devices, which leaves CISOs juggling multiple tools to stay on top of the security issues of all of their connected devices. Using multiple tools for connected device security is not only inefficient and expensive, but also allows for certain devices to slip between the cracks.
Current market solutions only identify attacks taking place after an attacker has managed to infiltrate the corporate network. These attacks can go undetected for months, resulting in vast damages to the corporation. With reactive solutions, CISOs are struggling to stay ahead of attacks, and desperately need a predictive solution that enables them to avoid future ones.
A Solution to CISO Connected Device Security Challenges
ArcusTeam offers a unique solution that solves each of these challenges. In a single platform, ArcusTeam is able to identify both known and unknown vulnerabilities, which allows CISOs to protect their enterprises from all existing threats.
Understanding that each connected device’s location and role in an enterprise’s business process is critical data, ArcusTeam generates an accurate risk score and prioritization of devices preventing truly critical devices from slipping between the cracks. ArcusTeam’s platform provides automated mitigation for all found vulnerabilities of connected devices, saving CISOs both manpower and resources on mediating vulnerabilities. Instead of waiting for attacks to take place on the corporate network to react, ArcusTeam’s solution is predictive and implements security measures that stop the attack from taking place in the first place. Using ArcusTeam’s predictive solution, CISOs can rest assured that their networks are protected from future attacks.
Top Connected Device Challenges CISOs Face
Leading Market Solution
|Identifying Zero-Day Vulnerabilities||✗|
|Prioritization by Location in Network||✗|
|Prioritization by Business Value||✗|
|Single Tool for All Connected Devices||✗|