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UpGuard offers a rating score of risk preparedness

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jan 27, 2016.

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    UpGuard analyzes data about the state of corporate networks to devise a single numerical score that gives a quick sense of security risk, a number that could be used by insurance companies to set premiums for cyber insurance.

    The UpGuard platform includes a scanner that evaluates exposure of publicly facing Web interfaces and determines the risk of breaches. This is augmented by analysis of data about the internal network from sources including existing security platforms and software services via APIs or from Windows Remote Management.

    That is rolled up into a number – the Cybersecurity Threat Assessment Report (CSTAR) – that capsulizes how vulnerable a network is to attacks, the company says. In addition to the number, the platform enables drilling down into what weaknesses it has found so customers can take remedial action.

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