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Outsmart Your Hackers

Outsmart Your Hackers

The simple truth: you are being targeted right now by a range of hackers from young-age script kiddies to sophisticated state-sponsored agents. They all have one thing in common, they are looking for a way to disrupt your business. When hackers identify their targets, they first conduct cyber reconnaissance. they quietly scan and map your internet footprint, discover your cloud and web applications, collect stolen credentials, and identify your critical data and assets without being noticed. Hackers then leverage open-source intelligence resources like internet-wide scanners, deep and dark web, social networks, search engines, leaked database dumps, and even legitimate security services.

Both hackers and legitimate security companies continually scan networks for known vulnerabilities and publish their findings on the internet. Hackers can leverage their attack vectors by using open-source intelligence a.k.a OSINT resources like deep and dark web, social networks, search engines, leaked database dumps, and even legitimate security services.

NormShield uses the same OSINT techniques to gather data from all these sources. Hundreds of data collectors, crawlers, and honeypots continuously collect reputation feeds, cyber events, hacker shares, known vulnerabilities, and internet-wide scanner databases.

To generate the scorecard, NormShield requires only domain name of a company. The asset-discovery engine collects the related information from passive DNS services, web search engines, and other Internet-wide scanners. This data is analyzed and compiled into a simple, readable report with letter-grade scores to alter technical data into business concepts. NormShield performs contextualization and analysis to convert data to risk intelligence in the form of a scorecard. All of this information gathering and analysis is done in a non-intrusive way in other words without scanning or modifying any of the company’s business assets.

There are three reasons to know your organization’s risk score:

  1. Cyber risk score enables companies to self-assess their own cyber risk posture
  2. You can perform non-intrusive cyber risk assessment of suppliers.
  3. Insurance companies can quickly assess the cyber risk posture of a company before underwriting a cyber insurance policy.

Cyber Risk Score Cards Self Risk Assessment

You can protect yourself from cyber attacks and understand what hackers already know about you. NormShield risk scorecard is a complete solution that provides actionable intelligence to business executives while providing detailed recommendations to information security personnel.

3rd Party Risk Management

You often share confidential and critical information with your suppliers. How do you know your vendors take cyber security as serious as you do? Your ecosystem multiplies your risk and it is important to know how secure your vendors are. NormShield Risk Scorecards allow you to monitor and manage your third party cyber risks.

Cyber Insurance

Cyber insurers used to determine a business’s cyber risk by asking a list of questions. With NormShield Risk Scorecard, cyber insurers can evaluate the cyber risk of any business in a minute and provide better coverage and service. Cyber insurers can also continuously monitor the changes in the cyber risk scores of the cyber insurance policy holders. The risk scorecards provide easy to understand cyber risk information to C-suite while providing detailed technical data and mitigation strategies to frontline engineers. With NormShield, organizations are able to perform non-intrusive cyber risk assessments to ascertain what hackers already know about themself. With benchmarking modules, companies can compare themselves to industry peers.

Visibility into your cyber risks is critical to get ahead of hackers. By seeing the cyber weaknesses of your organization and vendors that hackers see, you can make the right decisions to protect your organization. NormShield Cyber Risk Scorecards give you the visibility to outsmart your hackers.