How to Determine Your Company's Cyber-Exposure Profile

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2015-06-29

The 2015 business environment requires enterprises to build and sustain an online presence for its customers, potential customers and partners. However, as each new Website, service or blog comes online, there opens a new potential attack surface for criminals. When cyber-thieves focus on your company—and it's sure to happen at some point—what will they learn through your online presence? To be able to look at itself from the outside in, like a skilled adversary, an enterprise should build and maintain a thorough cyber-exposure profile. A well-designed profile provides the visibility needed to help organizations prioritize their most serious issues, remediate problematic infrastructure and protect their reputations. Development of this profile is important because it identifies an organization's critical-resource exposure and potential attack vectors; it also prioritizes the level of risk associated with each. This eWEEK slide show discusses how to create a cyber-exposure profile and anticipate risks before they become huge problems.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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