The CISO’s role is not for the faint-hearted. In their hands and the hands of their team lies a massive responsibility – keeping the organization safe from security incidents, whether they are intentional or accidental. These days, cyber attacks are anything but rare. So assembling a strong security tech stack is key to effectively protecting your organization. But in a market riddled with technological advancements and solutions for every security problem, it’s also the most difficult one.
What ultimately makes it to the security tech stack will depend on several factors, none of which are more important than your CFO’s favorite term: the budget. And by budget, they don’t just mean the amount allocated toward security investments – that’s a given. It’s also about the exact list of investments – in other words, the security tech stack on paper - that funds will be allocated toward. Many line items on the budget are staple security investments carried over from previous budgets for several years. But this carry-over exercise can limit an organization’s approach to innovation and keep their security tech stack outdated.
The speed of evolution in the techniques used by both sides of the cybersecurity fence — the attackers and the attacked — has an entire industry iterating quickly to address the next big threat. Each year, dozens, if not hundreds, of new cybersecurity startups take a stab at developing new ways to solve these security challenges, creating new market categories in the alphabet soup of acronyms in our industry.
However, only some innovation merits the creation of a market category. And not all categories merit being a line item in your security budget. But how do you know which one is a must-have?
CAASM serves as the foundation in your tech stack
As organizations’ digital environments scale, new users, endpoints, applications, code, data, and even whole new environments can be added and spun up faster than the security teams can track and protect them. With each new asset acting as a possible entry point to the enterprise, the ability delivered by cyber asset attack surface management (CAASM) tools to identify, map, analyze, and secure this constantly growing attack surface becomes business critical.
From one centralized location, you can use CAASM to get thorough depth and breadth of visibility into your cyber asset universe that adds structural data to your situational data, which you likely already get from your SIEM tool. Without this critical, context-rich structural data, you can’t trust the results of your security investigation. There might be stones left unturned! CAASM is as critical in your security tech stack as your endpoint detection, email security, vulnerability scanner, and access management tools. But don’t just take our word for it…
Gartner Hype Cycle includes CAASM
Gartner released several new research reports recognizing CAASM as a component in tech stacks across many cybersecurity segments. JupiterOne was recognized as a Sample Vendor for CAASM in:
- The Gartner Hype Cycle™ report for Security Operations, 2022
- The Gartner® Hype Cycle™ report for Workload and Network Security, 2022
- The Gartner® Hype Cycle™ report for Cyber Risk Management,2022
And recognized as a Representative Provider in:
- The Innovation Insights for Attack Surface Management Report
To us, the emphasis on showcasing emerging technologies validates the importance of implementing them. Not only do they challenge current methods, processes, and practices, but they are paramount to shifting the way organizations do business. We believe the inclusion of CAASM in the Gartner research highlights the need for organizations to evaluate this emerging technology as a critical part of their security strategy.
When doing more with less, less is more
While it can be challenging and daunting to re-evaluate your foundational tech stack, security teams are constantly being asked to do more with less. By investing in CAASM, you’re investing in immediate value — one singular platform that provides your team with continuous, contextual information that is relevant across all security functions. Not only does CAASM establish a baseline for observability and response across security teams, it also adds context to previously surface-level insights and continuously keeps your risk levels low.
Forrester Total Economic Impact™ Study of JupiterOne
JupiterOne continuously monitors your environment and collects more asset data than any other provider. By redefining what a cyber “asset” means, we go beyond endpoints, IP addresses, users, and devices. JupiterOne also ingests data from CSPs, SaaS apps, code repos, IAM policies, security controls, vulnerability findings, and more to eliminate unknown or undiscovered corners of your cyber asset universe. This unprecedented level of visibility can bring significant time and resource efficiencies that translate into cost savings for organizations.
In fact, JupiterOne commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to assess the return that customers can expect on their JupiterOne investment over three years. Through customer interviews and extensive financial modeling, Forrester was able to quantify the benefits, costs, and value of the JupiterOne platform. All figures were risk-adjusted and calculated based on a composite profile of the JupiterOne customers that were interviewed.
The results were significant. As a result of a three-year investment in JupiterOne, customers with a profile similar to the composite organization can expect:
- a 318% return on investment
- <6-month payback period at which the average JupiterOne customer can fully recover their initial investment
- Over 150% reduction in their attack surface, including both known and previously unknown cyber assets after decommissioning obsolete assets
In addition, Forrester quantified use case-specific benefits around improved visibility, reduction in security and business risk, SecOps incident response efficiencies, and enhanced compliance and certification posture, which were all captured in the study.
JupiterOne’s CAASM solution uses an agentless approach to quickly integrate with your cyber asset environment to give you the tools you need to detect issues, reduce downtime, prioritize risk, and stay on top of your cyber footprint.
Hear about CAASM from industry experts
Without innovation, your organization won’t be a formidable opponent to attackers, and the security challenges you deal with today will continue to snowball. Similarly, without the right information to make your decision, you can be misguided to base your purchase on a highly controlled proof of concept or a very persuasive salesperson. Third-party reports and research can be the deciding factor between what’s real and what’s just part of the buzz:
- Gartner Hype Cycles give you the guidance you need to choose the right investment categories
- Forrester’s TEI study gives you the guidance you need to make an investment that truly pays for itself
Gartner, The Gartner Hype Cycle™ report for Security Operations, 2022, Andrew Davies, 5 July 2022
Gartner, The Gartner® Hype Cycle™ report for Workload and Network Security, 2022, Charlie Winckless, 18 July 2022
Gartner, The Gartner® Hype Cycle™ report for Cyber Risk Management, 2022, Jie Zhang, Deepti Gopal, 27 July 2022
Gartner, The Innovation Insights for Attack Surface Management Report, Mitchell Schneider, John Watts, Pete Shoard, 24 March 2022
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