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In an increasingly interconnected world, organizations face a growing attack surface that exposes them to cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Are you ready to master the art of attack surface management and proactively protect your digital assets? Look no further!


Mastering Attack Surface Management is your comprehensive guide to understanding, assessing, and mitigating risks associated with your organization's attack surface. Authored by cybersecurity expert Kris Hermans, this book provides invaluable insights, practical strategies, and cutting-edge techniques to help you safeguard your critical assets from emerging threats.

Mastering Attack Surface Management

  • 1.Introduction to Attack Surface Management
    1.1.Understanding Attack Surface Management
    1.2.Importance and Benefits of Attack Surface Management
    1.3.Key Components of Attack Surface
    1.4.Attack Surface Management Frameworks and Models

    2.Attack Surface Assessment
    2.1.Attack Surface Mapping and Enumeration
    2.2.Identifying Internet-Facing Assets
    2.3.Cataloging Software and Systems
    2.4.Identifying External Dependencies
    2.5.Attack Surface Visualization and Analysis

    3.Attack Surface Reduction Techniques
    3.1.Principle of Least Privilege
    3.2.Vulnerability and Patch Management
    3.3.Configuration Hardening and Baselines
    3.4.Network Segmentation and Firewall Rules
    3.5.Removing Unnecessary Services and Ports

    4.Third-Party Risk Management
    4.1.Vendor and Supplier Risk Assessment
    4.2.Contractual Obligations and Security Requirements
    4.3.Third-Party Vendor Security Audits
    4.4.Supply Chain Security Management
    4.5.Continuous Monitoring of Third-Party Risk

    5.Cloud Attack Surface Management
    5.1.Cloud Service Provider Security Assessment
    5.2.Cloud Security Controls and Configuration
    5.3.Cloud Identity and Access Management
    5.4.Cloud Data Protection and Encryption
    5.5.Monitoring Cloud Attack Surface

    6.Web Application Attack Surface Management
    6.1.Web Application Security Assessment
    6.2.Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
    6.3.Web Application Firewall (WAF) Implementation
    6.4.Secure Coding and Input Validation
    6.5.Secure Session Management and Authentication

    7.Network Attack Surface Management
    7.1.Network Security Assessment
    7.2.Perimeter Defense and Intrusion Detection Systems
    7.3.Network Access Control and Segmentation
    7.4.Wireless Network Security
    7.5.Remote Access and VPN Security

    8.Mobile Attack Surface Management
    8.1.Mobile Application Security Assessment
    8.2.Mobile Device Management (MDM)
    8.3.Secure Mobile App Development
    8.4.Mobile App Store Security
    8.5.Mobile Device Security Controls

    9.IoT Attack Surface Management
    9.1.IoT Security Assessment
    9.2.IoT Device Authentication and Authorization
    9.3.Secure Communication Protocols for IoT
    9.4.IoT Data Protection and Privacy
    9.5.Supply Chain Security in IoT

    10.Incident Response and Attack Surface Management
    10.1.Attack Surface Monitoring and Detection
    10.2.Incident Response Planning for Attack Surface Breaches
    10.3.Incident Investigation and Analysis
    10.4.Attack Surface Remediation and Recovery
    10.5.Lessons Learned and Post-Incident Enhancements

    11.Emerging Trends in Attack Surface Management
    11.1.Cloud-native Attack Surface Management
    11.2.Artificial Intelligence and Automation in Attack Surface Management
    11.3.DevSecOps and Attack Surface Reduction
    11.4.Threat Intelligence Integration in Attack Surface Management
    11.5.Privacy-Preserving Techniques in Attack Surface Management

    12.Future Challenges and Considerations
    12.1.Evolving Threat Landscape and Attack Surface Complexity
    12.2.Regulatory and Compliance Requirements
    12.3.Balancing Security and Business Needs
    12.4.Skill Development and Workforce Challenges
    12.5.Continuous Improvement and Adaptive Security

    13.1.Glossary of Attack Surface Management Terms
    13.2.Attack Surface Assessment Tools and Resources
    13.3.Attack Surface Management Checklists and Templates
    13.4.References and Recommended Reading
    13.5.About the author

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