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Censys

Censys was started as a research project at the University of Michigan by the creators of ZMap and inventors of fast Internet-wide scanning. Today, Censys, Inc. is led by a team of industry and academic security and networking leaders, and provides both best-in-class Internet data and Attack Surface Management.

Learn more about Censys at www.censys.io.

Our Website: https://censys.io/


Infographic: The Data-Driven Approach to Understanding Cloud Misconfigurations

by CensysApr 26, 2021

This infographic provides data-driven insights into service exposures amongst 12 cloud providers, that can have severe business consequences in impact areas like: data breaches, malware, ransomware, and services that may leave organizations vulnerable to attacks.

Key findings include:

  • Nearly 2 million database exposures across cloud providers.
  • There are more than 1.9 million RDP exposures across the dozen cloud providers we investigated.
  • Users of OVH were more likely to expose MySQL database services relative to other providers and users of Tencent were significantly more likely to expose RDP services and more!


Research Report: Mapping Attack Surface Management to PCI DSS Compliance

by CensysApr 26, 2021

See how the Censys Attack Surface Management (ASM) Platform helps support specific components of PCI DSS version 3.2.1 compliance and how we assist in iterative and systematic risk assessments for PCI DSS compliance.

Download the Guide

  • How the Censys ASM Platform maps to specific PCI DSS version 3.2.1 requirements
  • Features in the Censys ASM Platform that assist in iterative and systematic risk assessments for PCI DSS compliance and beyond.
  • How to put PCI DSS compliance in context with tooling to help security leaders who want to implement and automate processes for staying PCI compliant.


Whitepaper: How a Security Team Automated Remote Employee Scanning & Attack Surface Management

by CensysApr 26, 2021

The State of Indiana LSA didn't have enough resources to keep track of their attack surface. Needing to gain greater visibility into their remote workforce and dealing with a complex cloud migration they began using Censys Home Network Risk Identifier and Attack Surface Management Platform.

  • Gain greater visibility into employees logging in remotely and their impact on the attack surface
  • Automate their risk management processes and save their security team time
  • Track cloud assets over time and identify potential security risks
  • Continuously monitor servers for misconfigurations such as unintended port exposures


Research Report: Cloud Misconfiguration Mayhem

by CensysApr 26, 2021

Misconfiguration of the cloud is the #1 cause of cloud-based data breaches as Cited by Gartner. Our team started investigating and compiling data in March 2021 from a dozen popular cloud providers in the industry, including the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant Cloud Providers.

Key Findings

  • Our research identified nearly 2M database exposures across cloud providers.
  • We found more than 1.9M RDP exposures across the dozen cloud providers we investigated.
  • Users of OVH were more likely to expose MySQL database services relative to other providers and users of Tencent were significantly more likely to expose RDP services.