Gartner® report: Implement a Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM) Program

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Continuous threat exposure management (CTEM) is a process specifically designed to help organizations evolve their current threat and vulnerability management (TVM) programs, which lack the efficiency and scalability required to keep up today’s expanding attack surface. This modernized practice aligns the security and business needs, eliminating many of the silo and turf issues that place added stress on security and risk management teams.

Fully integrated, operationalized CTEM isn’t achieved overnight. To achieve its full value, leaders must focus on balancing long-term goals with the inevitable challenges they’ll continue to face as they mature with CTEM. Therefore, developing a structured, repeatable workflow is an essential step in rolling out your program.

“Previous approaches to managing the attack surface are no longer keeping up with digital velocity — in an age where organizations can’t fix everything, nor can they be completely sure what vulnerability remediation can be safely postponed. CTEM is a pragmatic and effective systemic approach to continuously refine priorities, walking the tightrope between those two impossible extremes.”

Gartner®, Implement a Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM) Program. Jeremy D’Hoinne, Pete Shoard, Mitchell Schneider. July 2022.

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