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Shodan x Mindflow

Shodan

By mindflow

Mindflow and Shodan have partnered to enable users to automate their incident management and better protect their information systems.

Overview

Shodan is a search engine, but it doesn’t search for websites. It searches for internet-connected devices — routers, servers, IoT devices such as thermostats and baby monitors, or even complex systems governing industries, including energy, power, and transportation.

To that end, Shodan requests connections to every imaginable internet protocol (IP) address on the internet and indexes the information that it gets back from those connection requests. It crawls the web 24/7 for devices using a global network of computers and servers.

This way, Shodan can find anything that connects directly to the internet. If your internet-facing devices aren’t protected, it can tell anyone everything they need to know, which can ultimately help to break into your network.

Indeed, anyone can search for any internet-connected devices using Shodan, and it will let you see if something is or isn’t publically available.

Because of its public nature and relatively simple user interface, Shodan is a crucial resource used by cybersecurity experts to help find and manage vulnerabilities to close the loopholes in your attack surface.

Benefits

  • Identify potential security issues with your devices connected to the internet by displaying what information those devices share with the public
  • Monitor networks for vulnerabilities by setting up alerts whenever a new device pops up in your network, enabling you to analyze and close vulnerabilities
  • Patch vulnerabilities by determining how many of your devices are out-of-date and still vulnerable to the exploit

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