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Danger Under the (Attack) Surface

Danger Under the (Attack) Surface

22 September 2022
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7 min Read
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Scott Lester

Working with Which? (aka the Consumers' Association), we used our new tool FractalScan Surface to survey the online attack surfaces of 25 big UK companies across five different sectors. You can read the Which? article here, which puts the findings into context for consumers; we wanted to provide some more technical details on our approach and the findings. Background We’ve worked with Which? before, on spam text messages and reviewing ISP routers, so when Andrew asked if we could help with a new piece of research we were keen to help out.

FractalScan New Features and Improvements - September 2022

FractalScan New Features and Improvements - September 2022

9 September 2022
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2 min Read
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Lauren Palmer

FractalScan has been updated! We are continuously adding new features and improvements to FractalScan Surface. Here’s a summary of what has been added over the last 2 months: The scan dashboard has been replaced with the new and improved scan overview page. You can now contact us inside the app. Want help with your scan or spot a problem? Get in touch easily. We’ve been updating our remediation wording to be more helpful when reviewing a risk.

How secure is your Supply Chain?

How secure is your Supply Chain?

1 September 2022
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2 min Read
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Luke Gardner

A ransomware attack on an NHS supplier has shown once again the damage an insecure supply chain can cause to organisations of any size. On August 4th, 2022, service provider Advanced identified a ransomware attack against its infrastructure, taking offline vital services for the NHS including medical notes, patient check-ins and the NHS 111 services across a variety of regions. Nearly 4 weeks on, NHS services are still having to use pen and paper to track vital patient information with this data then manually entered into the system.

What is Attack Surface Management?

What is Attack Surface Management?

12 August 2022
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6 min Read
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Geoff Norton

Our last blog covered what we mean by an online attack surface. Knowing what makes up your attack surface is the sensible first step, but then you have to start keeping on top of it. In this follow-up we provide an overview of one approach to managing an attack surface. Here’s one way of thinking about Attack Surface Management (ASM), not as a singular task, but as an ongoing process:

What is an Attack Surface?

What is an Attack Surface?

11 August 2022
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3 min Read
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Scott Lester

The IT infrastructure of any online company is quickly becoming more complex, distributed, sprawling and fluid – even for small companies. For large companies, keeping on top of what they have online can become an unmanageable task. As a consequence, too many cyber security incidents are caused by shadow IT, forgotten servers and neglected websites. A typical company’s infrastructure is progressively spreading out from on-premise and subsidiary networks to the cloud.

What is FractalScan Surface?

What is FractalScan Surface?

10 August 2022
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5 min Read
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David Griffiths

FractalScan Surface, an Attack Surface Management Platform, is our first product to be released as part of the FractalScan family. But what exactly is an Attack Surface Management Platform? In short, FractalScan Surface is a tool that is used to discover and assess the security of your organisation’s online presence. Anyone that uses the Internet for any part of their business practices is at risk of cyber security attacks, which are recorded in the media all too often.