An attack surface is the amalgamation of all the possible points of entry that an attacker could use to exploit or compromise a system, network, or application. In other words, it represents the different ways in which an attacker could gain unauthorized access or control over a target..
Digital information is arguably the most important asset for modern businesses, from financial data to customer demographics. The potential loss of customer or business data carries too heavy a risk to ignore, from regulatory fines to loss of brand trust and customers.
Despite the risks, businesses are using an increasing number of network-connected devices, many of which are not centrally managed or protected. Such devices grant attackers more potential routes into a system and create more points for businesses to protect..