The Silicon Review
Tenable, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure Company. A decade ago, it pioneered the IT Vulnerability Management market as the creator of Nessus®, which is now the world’s most widely deployed IT vulnerability assessment solution. Given the rising severity and frequency of cyber attacks which commonly occur due to a lack of basic cyber hygiene, assessing IT devices for issues has never been more important.
Digital transformation has opened up a whole new world of Cloud, DevOps, Mobility, and IoT, where everything from containers to conference systems to power grids is now connected devices and part of the new, modern cyber attack surface. An attack surface which is continually expanding and contracting, like a living organism, making it extremely difficult to secure.
Just as it pioneered the IT Vulnerability Management market, it is once again at the forefront of innovation in this new era to help organizations of all sizes rethink how they secure the modern digital enterprise as the pioneer of the emerging Cyber Exposure market.
Tenable.io, the world’s first Cyber Exposure platform, arms Security with the visibility to see their entire cyber attack surface at all times (from IT to Cloud to IoT to OT) and arms the CISO, C-suite, and Board of Directors with the insight to focus on the issues which matter most and make better strategic decisions.
Tenable believe in the future where:
Words from the Chief:
“Cybersecurity is one of the existential threats of our time. New types of connected devices and computer platforms, from Cloud to IoT, have exploded the cyber attack surface. And more tools collecting more data doesn’t equate to actionable insight for the CISO, C-suite, and Board of Directors. The old way of simply scanning on-premises IT devices for vulnerabilities is no longer enough. It’s time for a new approach.
Today, 24,000 organizations around the world rely on us to help them understand and reduce cybersecurity risk. Our goal is to arm every organization, no matter how large or small, with the visibility and insight to answer four critical questions at all times: Where are we exposed? Where should we prioritize based on risk? Are we reducing our exposure over time? How do we compare to our peers?”
The tools and approaches organizations are using to understand cyber risk don’t even work in the old world of client/server, on-premises data centers and a linear software development lifecycle where there are less complexity and more control over security. An asset is no longer just a laptop or server. It’s now a complex mix of digital computer platforms and assets which represent your modern attack surface, where the assets themselves and their associated vulnerabilities are constantly expanding, contracting and evolving - like a living organism.
Welcome To the Modern Era of Cyber Exposure
Cyber Exposure is an emerging discipline for managing and measuring cybersecurity risk in the digital era. Cyber Exposure transforms security from static and siloed visibility into the cyber risk to dynamic and holistic visibility across the modern attack surface. Cyber Exposure translates raw vulnerability data into business insights to help security teams prioritize and focus remediation based on business risk. Cyber Exposure provides executives and boards of directors with a way to objectively measure cyber risk to help guide strategic decision making. Just as other functions have a system of record - including ITSM for IT and CRM for Sales - Cyber Exposure solutions will provide Security with a system of record to help them effectively manage and measure cyber risk.
Cyber Exposure builds on the roots of Vulnerability Management, designed for traditional assets such as IT endpoints and on-premises infrastructure, moving from identifying bugs and misconfigurations and expanding to the following:
“We expect to always be a step ahead in vulnerability discoveries, industry best practices, and proposed solutions to solve technological challenges. That’s why we chose Tenable as a strategic business partner for our company.”
“The support was phenomenal, the training was excellent and the tool is very efficient. It takes a lot less effort for superior results.”
- St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Amit Yoran, Chairman, and CEO: As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Amit Yoran oversees the company’s strategic vision as Tenable works to empower organizations to understand and reduce their cybersecurity risk.
Amit brings to Tenable a unique blend of leadership in the private and public sectors. Previously, he served as president of RSA, leading its transformation into one of the most successful global security companies. Amit joined RSA through the acquisition of NetWitness, the network forensics company he founded and led as CEO.