Screenshot of the ASM Threat Overview page


The ASM Threat Overview provides an at a glance view of your application and API posture. It highlights trends, service exposure, attack traffic, and the impact on business logic. You can pivot from widgets to their related traces.

Each section of Threat Overview focuses on a different aspect of security with supporting information.


Attack Surface Area
This section provides insights into the exposed services, the tools attackers are using, and the commercial scanners that identify potential vulnerabilities.
Attack Traffic
These graphs identify the classification of attacks, such as SSRF, LFI, SQL and command injection. They allow users to identify spikes in malicious traffic and patterns.
Business Logic
This section focuses on fraud and business logic abuse such as account takeover attempts or any custom business logic events tracked by your application.
Geographic Overview
A global heatmap indicating the sources of attack traffic, providing a visual representation of threats by region.

Best Practices

  1. Review trends and adopt a corresponding protection policy to meet your posture needs.
  2. Regularly review the Exposed Services widget to ensure only intended services are accessible and that they have a protection policy that meets your risk profile.
  3. Block attack tools and ensure that customer scanners are part of an authorized vulnerability management program.
  4. Monitor business logic for spikes in credential stuffing attacks or risky payment activity.
  5. Use the geographic overview to compare the attack traffic sources with your expected customer locations.
  6. Use Powerpacks to enhance your own Dashboards with the most relevant information.

Using the Powerpacks

When adding a Widget to a new dashboard in Datadog, choose the Powerpacks section in the right-hand drawer. Filter on tag:threat_overview or type Threat Overview in the search box.

Each section in the Threat Overview page corresponds to a dedicated Powerpack.

Screenshot of the new dashboard page with the Powerpacks drawer open, filtering on tag:threat_overview