Why Most Companies Still Don’t Know What’s on Their Network

Chris Kirsch, CEO of runZero, sits down with Dark Reading’sTerry Sweeney for a Fast Chat on the importance of asset discovery.

Comprehensive asset discovery is critical to effective cybersecurity programs. CISA has issued a directive requiring federal civilian agencies to improve asset visibility and vulnerability detection by April 2023. Chris Kirsch, CEO of runZero, discusses the directive and the importance of asset discovery.

  • Why is asset discovery still so difficult for so many organizations?

  • Why do companies need asset discovery if they already are scanning for vulnerabilities and protecting endpoints?

  • How will the CISA directive change things for federal agencies and other organizations?

  • What should organizations do with the asset inventory once they have one?

About the Author(s)

Terry Sweeney, Contributing Editor

Terry Sweeney is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor who has covered technology, networking, and security for more than 20 years. He was part of the team that started Dark Reading and has been a contributor to The Washington Post, Crain's New York Business, Red Herring, Network World, InformationWeek and Mobile Sports Report.

In addition to information security, Sweeney has written extensively about cloud computing, wireless technologies, storage networking, and analytics. After watching successive waves of technological advancement, he still prefers to chronicle the actual application of these breakthroughs by businesses and public sector organizations.

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