illumio_Blog_Logo_2019-01
June 7, 2019

Measure It, Master It: The Illumio Attack Surface Quiz

Katey Wood,

"Reduce your attack surface..." 

"Minimize the blast radius..."

Marketers use these doomsday metaphors to scare seasoned security pro's from day-to-day paranoia into action! 

But in fact, that "action" is often blindly increasing security budget with a solution that doesn’t quantify anything. Come to find out, reassuring marketing bromides won’t fly with leadership. "Where did the money go?" "Don’t worry, we reduced the attack surface!" 

But what does that mean? How do you measure an attack surface? How do you know what it needs to be? How do you compare to your peers? What do you need to do to change it? 

How do you answer all of these questions? Now you can get a 'quick and dirty' assessment through the Illumio Attack Surface Quiz, then compare yourself to peers in different industries. 

Based on information from enterprise IT teams in different industries, the Illumio Attack Surface Quiz lets you calculate your attack surface along OWASP-recommended guidelines, compare your answers to others, and benchmark your results against industry standards in your vertical. Finally, we offer specific recommendations to reduce your attack surface proactively – with or without purchasing software. 

Interested in learning more? Take the quiz for actionable guidance on reducing your attack surface. As Peter Drucker said, if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it – which goes for risk and security budgets. 

Topics: cybersecurity

Share this post: