Continuous Threat Exposure Management

Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM) is a set of processes and capabilities for identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks within an organization’s digital environment. By adopting this strategy, organizations of all sizes can stay ahead of evolving cyber threats by continuously monitoring and managing their exposure to potential attacks, thus enhancing their overall security posture.

Proactively and predictively defend against threats

Inventory all digital assets and critical assets

Prioritize risks

Improve resilience and reinforce overall security

Get insights with evidence for making the right security decisions


Tools and Technologies Used in CTEM

CTEM requires a consolidated platform that integrates the necessary tools and technologies to streamline the entire process.

The following tools and technologies can be used to support the implementation and improvement of a CTEM program in the five stages:


  • Scoping
  • Discovery
  • Prioritization
  • Validation
  • Mobilization

NSFOCUS Platform Drives Continuous Threat Exposure Management Programs
StepNSFOCUS Offering
CTEM Value
  • CAASM - Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management

  • EASM - External Attack Surface Management

  • EM - Exposure Management

  • RSAS - Remote Security Assessment System

  • DRPS - Digital Risk Protection Service

  • WebSafe

  • Source Code Review

  • VA - Vulnerability Assessment

  • Configuration Verification

  • VPT - Vulnerability Prioritization Technology

  • Identify your most valuable assets and data. By identifying the critical assets and data, organizations can prioritize their resources and focus their efforts on the areas that are most at risk.

  • Gather data from all of your systems and networks. By collecting data from a variety of sources, organizations can get a more complete view of their security posture and identify threats that may not be detected by individual security products.

  • Identify the threats that pose the greatest risk to your organization. By prioritizing threats based on their likelihood and impact, organizations can make the most of their resources and focus their efforts on the threats that pose the greatest risk.
  • Discovery
  • BAS - Breach and Attack Simulation

  • EM - Exposure Management

  • PTaaS - Penetration Testing as a Service

  • Red Teaming

  • IR - Incident Response

  • Consulting Service

  • Security Awareness Training

  • Confirm that the threats you've identified are real and pose a risk to your organization. By validating threats, organizations can avoid wasting time and resources on threats that are not real or that do not pose a risk.

  • Take action to mitigate the threats you've identified. By taking action to mitigate validated threats, organizations can reduce their risk of being attacked.
  • Mobilization