LookingGlass Cyber Solutions software platform manages third party cyber risks

LookingGlass Cyber Solutions released its Third Party Risk Monitoring offering. Built on the ScoutPrime platform, the LookingGlass subscription service offering leverages the threat data along with a team of expert security and intelligence analysts to mitigate risks, provide visibility into potential vendor exposure, and reduce time to action with negligible false positives.

Beyond the digitized walls of every company is a world of vendors, suppliers, providers, and subsidiaries, all connected to a company’s network or data and each with the potential access to publicly expose customer information, intellectual property, or heavily regulated data.

Without insight into these broader networks and data relationships, businesses risk leaving an enormous portion of their attack surface unmonitored and unchecked, undermining their ability to pinpoint or remediate third party security weaknesses and avoid costly data breaches. And while more than 60 percent of companies admit they know where third party risks are most likely to arise, they acknowledge they struggle to detect them.

The LookingGlass Third Party Risk Monitoring service delivers more than scorecards or access to infrequently updated data bases. Using LookingGlass’ global Internet topology, the service identifies third party network elements and assets to deliver notifications of compromises, vulnerabilities, and network breaches.

LookingGlass’ security analysts then review identified cyber threats for relevance, minimizing the likelihood of false positives. Designed for flexibility and scale, customers can monitor up to 5,000 third parties across over a dozen categories of cyber risk, obtaining a view into vulnerabilities, breaches, open ports, misconfigured certifications and other evidence of a potential system risk or compromise.

Users can also add, delete, or query any vendor at any time and, with built-in reporting, can collect and report metrics to company leaders to promote security visibility across the organization.

“When it comes to risk, companies have more than just their own perimeters to consider. Every new or existing vendor increases the possibility for exposure that could lead to a breach and impact revenue, brand, and reputation,” said Eric Olson, senior vice president of product at LookingGlass Cyber Solutions.

“Changing regulations that require organizations to demonstrate effective identification and management of third party relationships and associated cyber risk add even more layers of complexity to the already time-consuming task of keeping networks secure from a constant barrage of evolving inbound threats. Our Third Party Risk Monitoring service empowers security teams to effectively manage their company’s security posture by delivering the efficient, reliable analysis essential to making strategic, proactive risk management decisions.”

The LookingGlass Third Party Risk Monitoring service can be delivered as a shared or hosted service via LookingGlass or select partners in the company’s worldwide Cyber Guardian Network. It includes support along with on-boarding and provisioning.

In addition to monitoring of third parties, it also performs scanning of the surface, social, deep, and dark web for both structured and unstructured data, including phishing activity, compromised account credentials, and vulnerabilities in vendor products.

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