Digital Footprint

Understand your Digital Footprint

Companies does not always have a good enough overview of their digital assets, hence it is hard being in the driver seat to determine where to implement defenses. It would be equivalent of driving a car without wipers, you can see some things outside, but it might be hard to fully navigate in your surroundings.

Mapping out the Digital Footprint is an essential key activity most companies should focus on, especially before procuring a penetration test to help determine weaknesses. The advantages of mapping out the Digital Footprint is plentiful, here are some of them:

Less initial investment, more results earlier

Organizations will quickly get an overview of what their façade of digital assets look like. This will normally reveal weaknesses, systems that are not maintained and other problems which should be addressed by the organization. It is best to have these things fixed in advance of a penetration test. River Security also has the chance to provide more value, earlier in the engagements, when doing a mapping of your Digital Footprint. Less initial investments, more results earlier in the engagements.

Each Digital Footprint is conducted by a team of expert penetration testers, ensuring the highest level of quality. By taking advantage of the same skills, techniques and tactics of our adversaries, we are able to effectively map out the most valuable feedback as possible. Learn more about how River Security understands the adversary.

The proper way to set the stage for a penetration test

It sets the stage properly for a penetration test. It allows the penetration test to focus on what matters the most, not just the assets whom someone thinks is the most important ones, but the ones pointed out by a professional hacker. It is important for us to prove to clients where the attack surface lies, as many companies does not have the full overview themselves, and probably does not know how hackers operate. Shadow IT is a concern for many, and this is normally uncovered during a mapping of digital assets.

Want to read more? We have written a blog on how to engage companies on offensive security. Spoiler alert: it typically starts with a Digital Footprint exercise.

Clear your windshields and have an easier time navigating the digital roads ahead.