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Attack Surface Management for
Financial Institutions

Banks and other financial institutions are a prime target for the world’s best cyber criminals; and while digital banking has revolutionized the customer experience, it has also opened up new attack vectors and challenged traditional security platforms and methods.

Moreover, BYOD and work from home have made it more difficult than ever for IT and security teams to keep track of their ever-evolving attack surface and critical assets, and to enforce security protocols on every device, including multiple firmware versions, operating systems, and patches. Risk and vulnerability management processes for network and security devices such as firewalls, routers, VPNs, IPS, and switches can be especially challenging across the distributed and global networks that characterize the finance world.

In order to make the best use of cybersecurity resources and remain compliant without interfering in business processes, banks and other financial institutions need an efficient way to monitor their attack surface and; and understand which vulnerabilities actually translate into business risks and have the greatest potential impact on enterprise assets. DeviceTotal does exactly that.

Banks and other financial institutions are a prime target for the world’s best cyber criminals; and while digital banking has revolutionized the customer experience, it has also opened up new attack vectors and challenged traditional security platforms and methods.

Moreover, BYOD and work from home have made it more difficult than ever for IT and security teams to keep track of their ever-evolving attack surface and critical assets, and to enforce security protocols on every device, including multiple firmware versions, operating systems, and patches. Risk and vulnerability management processes for network and security devices such as firewalls, routers, VPNs, IPS, and switches can be especially challenging across the distributed and global networks that characterize the finance world.

In order to make the best use of cybersecurity resources and remain compliant without interfering in business processes, banks and other financial institutions need an efficient way to monitor their attack surface and; and understand which vulnerabilities actually translate into business risks and have the greatest potential impact on enterprise assets. DeviceTotal does exactly that.

Centralized View for all Devices

DeviceTotal gives CISOs and cybersecurity teams at financial institutions and banks full visibility into their attack surface and all connected devices in their network, including their location, hardware, firmware, and software components. With this visibility, they can manage device security from anywhere in the world.

Using the platform’s centralized dashboard, the CISO has a direct line of sight (in one view) for every single device that is connected to the institution’s network, regardless of its vendor. Using this neutral, unbiased approach, the CISO and cybersecurity team can proactively protect the network against threats originating from both known and unknown vulnerabilities and in all connected devices.

Centralized View for all Devices

DeviceTotal gives CISOs and cybersecurity teams at financial institutions and banks full visibility into their attack surface and all connected devices in their network, including their location, hardware, firmware, and software components. With this visibility, they can manage device security from anywhere in the world.

Using the platform’s centralized dashboard, the CISO has a direct line of sight (in one view) for every single device that is connected to the institution’s network, regardless of its vendor. Using this neutral, unbiased approach, the CISO and cybersecurity team can proactively protect the network against threats originating from both known and unknown vulnerabilities and in all connected devices.

Contextual Risk Prioritization​

DeviceTotal also analyzes how threats translate into business risks for financial institutions and banks, and which threats are most likely to be exploited. Equipped with these invaluable insights, the CISO and cybersecurity team members can collaborate and focus their efforts on mitigating the most critical threats based on parameters such as device location, business context, risk level, and potential impact, and communicate progress to relevant stakeholders. DeviceTotal then takes attack surface management one step further by providing focused and clear security recommendations based on risk levels and prioritization, including recommended firmware updates and security patches.

Contextual Risk Prioritization​

DeviceTotal also analyzes how threats translate into business risks for financial institutions and banks, and which threats are most likely to be exploited. Equipped with these invaluable insights, the CISO and cybersecurity team members can collaborate and focus their efforts on mitigating the most critical threats based on parameters such as device location, business context, risk level, and potential impact, and communicate progress to relevant stakeholders. DeviceTotal then takes attack surface management one step further by providing focused and clear security recommendations based on risk levels and prioritization, including recommended firmware updates and security patches.

Streamlining And Cost Savings

DeviceTotal is the industry’s first crowd-sourced repository platform with all security data for devices enabling companies to assess current risks that deployed devices post and potential future risks arising from adding new devices to their networks.

Streamlining And Cost Savings

These recommendations eliminate the need to manually review and prioritize never-ending lists of recognized vulnerabilities. With DeviceTotal, the CISO and cybersecurity team can use accurate and actionable insights to make informed decisions about mitigating potential threats. In addition to saving time and costs, this significantly reduces the reaction time and enables the cybersecurity team to stay on top of the financial institutions’ network security and attack surface management needs at all times.