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Digital Risk Protection
Research Team Finds 50% Increase in Exposed Data in One Year
New report recognizes Digital Shadows for strongest current offering, strategy, and market presence of 14 vendors profiled
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“Digital Shadows leads the pack for digital risk protection providers.” Digital Shadows’ customers have been telling us this for years, and now Forrester Research has included us among the vendors who “lead the pack” in the recently released report The Forrester New Wave™: Digital Risk Protection Q3 2018. The Forrester Research report also stated, “Customers extol Digital Shadows for its robust digital risk data and ability to deliver on an aggressive product road map, citing a new queryable deep and dark web search feature as evidence.”
This recognition as a “Leader” continues Digital Shadows’ leadership in digital risk management. We were also named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Risk Monitoring, Q3 2016.
For me, this milestone and the previous recognition as a leader have been very satisfying. When I left Forrester Research, I wanted to help security leaders and security practitioners to better understand their external risks. Digital Shadows is doing this, and I’m proud to make our customers’ lives easier.
Digital risk protection consists of monitoring and remediating external risk exposure online. Forrester describes DRP solutions as those that “offer rapid event detection and remediation capabilities so companies can fix issues before bad actors exploit them…. and to limit the effects of successful attacks when they occur.” In this blog, I take a look at the current state of digital risk protection and where I see its future.
One of the topics I frequently discuss with my fellow CISOs is the urgent need to have the most comprehensive view of risks possible. We have such limited resources, and if we are going to effectively leverage our people and budget, we need a more complete risk picture. If you look back over the years, we have an affinity for risk blind spots:
I place external digital risks and digital risk protection in this category. If we don’t have a better understanding of our digital footprints and what is happening beyond our boundary, we are once again putting our heads in the sand.
Forrester Research discusses these challenges: “Security and risk professionals face an intimidating task: protect vital, incredibly distributed digital footprints without direct control or ownership. It’s a major challenge just to understand an organization’s far-reaching digital ecosystem, let alone protect it.” – New Tech: Digital Risk Protection, Q2 2018. In this new Digital Risk Protection Wave, Forrester adds “Security pros are turning to digital risk protection (DRP) solutions to deal with the heightened exposure their organizations’ digital infrastructure, assets, and accounts face online.”
I’m delighted with how Digital Shadows fared in this report, especially in terms of what we consider to be validation that our service, SearchLight, received from Forrester and our clients. You can download your own copy of the Forrester New Wave here, but here are my takeaways from the report and thoughts on Digital Shadows:
If you want to read more on digital risk protection, check out our blog, Understanding Digital Risk Protection, or download the full Forrester New Wave Report.