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IT Discovery: A Critical First Step in IT Security
You Can't Protect What You Don't KnowYou Have
You can’t protect what you don’t know exists. The top 6 CIS Critical Security Controls® of the Center for Internet Security®’s highlight how crucial it is to know what devices you have and which software is running on them. The discovery of hard- and software data plays a critical role in maintaining an up-to-date synopsis of your entire IT estate to protect yourself against cyber security attacks. Leveraging that collected network data is a fundamental starting point for implementing security measures across your organization.
Leveraging IT Inventory Baseline for Network Security
With all this information at our fingertips, so much more can be done to ensure that organizations are not only running efficiently but also able to identify cyber security threats and opportunities. You’re using discovery and inventory data to understand the number of deployed assets, software installations, and other asset-specific information. The IT security department is using data to assess security threats, vulnerabilities, and respond to security incidents. The thing they have in common: the need for complete visibility.
A Critical First Step in Cyber Security
Making IT Discovery a key process of your cyber security management enables you to discover new devices as they come into the organization and inventory all software and hardware across your IT environment. Cases of IT Discovery supporting a response to a security threat include the WannaCry and Meltdown vulnerability exploits. Once identified, IT teams were able to query Lansweeper to find instances of vulnerable software using a custom report.
What Industry-leading Frameworks Say
Many industry-leading frameworks and guidelines agree that the critical first step is knowing what you have in your IT environment.
ISO 27001 - Inventory of Assets
ISO 19770 - Dedicated to ITAM
Inventory of Devices and Software
Inventory of Hardware and Software Assets
Service Asset & Configuration Management
Physical Inventory of Technology
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How Lansweeper Helps You Go Further
The first step in protecting anything is knowing that an asset exists. Sounds so simple, but a solid cyber security program requires reliable inventory and discovery as its foundation. Once you’ve established your asset inventory baseline, you can start to dig deeper.