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Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM)

  • CTEM is a cybersecurity approach that involves continuously identifying, assessing, and managing cybersecurity risks

What is CTEM?

Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM) is a cybersecurity approach that involves continuously identifying, assessing, and managing cybersecurity risks across an organization's digital infrastructure. Unlike traditional methods that may rely on periodic assessments, CTEM emphasizes a proactive and ongoing process.

Key aspects:
  • Continuous Monitoring: CTEM involves continuous monitoring of the IT infrastructure to identify vulnerabilities as they emerge. This includes monitoring for new threats, changes in the network, and emerging vulnerabilities in software and hardware.
  • Risk Assessment: Once potential threats are identified, CTEM assesses the risks associated with these threats. This involves evaluating the likelihood of a threat being exploited and the potential impact on the organization.
  • Prioritization: Not all vulnerabilities are equal. CTEM prioritizes vulnerabilities based on their risk level, allowing organizations to focus their resources on the most critical issues.
  • Remediation and Response: After prioritizing the vulnerabilities, CTEM involves taking steps to mitigate these risks. This can include patching software, changing configurations, or implementing additional security measures.
  • Adaptive Learning: CTEM systems often use adaptive learning techniques to improve over time. By analyzing past attacks and vulnerabilities, they can predict and prevent future threats more effectively.
  • Integration with Security Operations: CTEM is typically integrated with other security operations within an organization, such as incident response and security information and event management (SIEM) systems.
  • Stakeholder Involvement: Effective CTEM involves various stakeholders, including IT professionals, security teams, and business leaders, to ensure that security measures align with business objectives.

By adopting CTEM, organizations aim to reduce their cybersecurity risk exposure continuously, rather than relying on intermittent assessments that might leave gaps in their security posture. This approach is particularly important in today's fast-paced digital environment, where new threats emerge constantly.

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  • Last modified: 2023/12/26 11:42
  • by Henrik Yllemo