2022 Cortex Xpanse Attack Surface Threat Report

Our data continues to show that overall cloud issues continue to be a problem, and so do exposed RDP servers. When looking at fundamental issues of poor security, we discovered a troubling amount of exposures in administrative login pages as well as in internet-facing end-of-life (EOL) software.  According to our data, risks and exposures are persistent because modern attack surfaces are inher­ently dynamic, constantly shifting, moving, and growing. All too often, this means without the right visibility and processes, more threats arise as you remediate current issues. This paper discovers data discoveries into cloud security issues and how implementing Xpanse can aid data collection to improve efficiency.