With an upward trend in high-profile data breaches, organizations with large networks are working hard to defend against advanced intruders who identify and exploit complex vulnerabilities on the most important systems. But often, a tunnel vision focus on sophisticated attacks distract organizations from more basic problems, like stale passwords or machines that haven't been patched against months-old vulnerabilities, that leave them just as vulnerable to attack.
Solutions designed to guard against complex attacks generate an overwhelming number of alerts, requiring a large workforce to prioritize a flood of false positives. These solutions don't solve the fundamental problems of security hygiene, which is, at its core, a data problem. ECD helps organizations build a comprehensive, real-time view of their networks, then use that view to identify where the risk lives and who within the organization is accountable for mitigating it.
ECD represents a return to security first principles: count your doors, make sure they're locked, and prioritize your most valuable assets. By creating a comprehensive, dynamic view of a network in ECD, organizations can implement and strengthen basic cybersecurity hygiene practices—and from there, monitor activity for more complex attacks.