Enterprise, Technology, Vendor

Tenable enables enterprises to “accurately” evaluate cyber exposure

Ofer Ben-David, Tenable, Cyber Exposure
Ofer Ben-David, Tenable

Tenable has unveiled new innovations to its Cyber Exposure analytics capabilities in Tenable Lumin.

According to the firm, these innovations leverage machine learning to automatically correlate vulnerability and threat data together with asset criticality in a single platform.

The solution enables organisations to accurately score, trend and benchmark their cyber exposure based on the likelihood the exposure will be exploited and the business criticality of the impacted assets. This will enable organisations to evolve from a technology – to a risk-based approach to prioritise remediation, communicate to the business and make data-driven decisions to reduce cyber risk.

Tenable Lumin includes features such as Cyber Exposure Score, an objective measure of cyber risk, derived through data science-based measurement of vulnerability data together with threat intelligence and asset criticality. The score is automatically generated through machine learning algorithms which combine the Tenable Vulnerability Priority Rating (VPR), for the likelihood of exploitability, with the Tenable Asset Criticality Rating (ACR), for the business criticality of the impacted asset. Organisations can also leverage scoring to trend improvement over time as a measure of security program effectiveness.

It also has Cyber Exposure Benchmarking, which enables organisations to use the Cyber Exposure score to benchmark themselves against industry peers and measure their overall cyber risk posture.

Finally, it has Remediation Guidance Workflow, which allows security teams to receive a list of the top recommended remediation actions to reduce the organisation’s cyber exposure. For additional information, teams can drill down into specific vulnerabilities or assets for business and technical context to enable more effective remediation.

“As Cyber Exposure continues to rise in strategic importance, the fundamental question facing organisations is ‘how secure are we?’ These innovations fill a huge void in the industry by enabling organisations to apply business impact and risk data to answer this question with confidence,” said Ofer Ben-David, chief product officer, Tenable. “Extending our deep expertise in vulnerabilities to create an objective measure of cyber risk will help transform how cyber-related technology and business decisions are made.”

Tenable unveiled these innovations today at Edge 2019, its annual user conference. They will be available to customers starting in Q3 2019 as part of the Tenable Lumin beta. Tenable Lumin will be generally available in the second half of 2019.


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