Since day 1, we have provided our customers with the real time NetWatcher Score that has helped them understand their organizations cyber security situational awareness. The NetWatcher score was a combination of how many assets within the organization had been compromised with malware, as well as, how many security hygiene issues existed that would lead to future exploit. The score has become somewhat habit forming with most NetWatcher customers with a goal of trying to get it as close to 100 as possible within the organization.
Today we are announcing that we are separating the NetWatcher score into the Cyber Health Score and the Cyber Promiscuity Score™ (CPS).
Over the past couple years, we have noticed that there is a direct correlation between the amount of security hygiene issues in an organization and the number of security compromises (malware) that exist.
If customers deal with the security hygiene issues they tend not to get exploited.
The new Cyber Health Score (CHS) now focuses specifically on the number of security compromises (malware) that exists within the organization and the Cyber Promiscuity Score™ (CPS) helps customers understand how much the activity going on in the organization exposes them to future compromise.
You will also see that each Alarm now has a severity for both Severity and Promiscuity:
The Variables that drive the Cyber Promiscuity Score are:
The Variables that drive the Cyber Health Score are:
Now managers in the organization can quickly see (real time) how much risk they have of a serious cyber security exploit.
Managers in the organization can also see where the risk is coming from in their organization because this new CPS score is also applied to each asset in the organization that is running the NetWatcher Cloud Endpoint (more on that here).
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