Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is used to remotely control Windows systems. Due to its prevalence, RDP is a frequent target for attackers who scan for unsecured RDP services to exploit and use to access enterprise networks. Although the risks of unprotected RDP services have been known for over two decades, many organizations fail to secure these services against improper access, leaving a gaping hole in otherwise strong security programs. In recent years, RDP has gained attention because it is the primary attack vector for ransomware. A common scenario is one in which criminals exploit Internet-exposed RDP services to install ransomware on systems and networks belonging to the organization under attack.
Expanse helps the world’s largest organizations and government agencies identify and remediate unknown and misconfigured internet assets such as RDP instances on the public internet. Fill out the form on the right if you would like to get the complimentary RDP exposure report for your company.