Breach and Attack Simulation: Fine-tuning Your Defenses
Posted on June 23, 2021 by Jonathan Coronado
Breach and Attack Simulation: Fine-tuning Your Defenses
Every business should periodically test their defenses to see if they can withstand a cyber attack. The goal is to find out where the weaknesses and vulnerabilities are so that you can fix them before an attacker finds them, but it's also important for your employees to know what they would need to do in the event of a breach.
Breach simulations allow you to plan ahead and drill down into these issues without having any real live consequences. You'll be able to identify problem areas with ease, which will save time when trying to come up with solutions or developing new systems later on.
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Breach and Attack Simulation is not enough
Breach and Attack Simulation tools fail to deliver accurate, intelligence-led, quantifiable validation of security effectiveness. Instead, leaders are now looking at ways to manage cyber security like any other business unit. This quantifiable metrics-based management can be applied to strengthening and streamlining security programs and justifying investments as part of a strategic business framework, and for demonstrating operational competency. Breach and attack simulation tools are simply not enough to help organisations achieve and maintain an acceptable level of risk, it has been suggested. The company is looking to get around the testing and simulation of cyber breaches to ensure that they are consistent with providing the most effective security tools. For more security leaders.
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What are Breach and Attack Simulations?
Breach and attack simulations are an advanced computer security testing method. They identify vulnerabilities in security environments by mimicking the likely attack paths and techniques used by malicious actors. A breach simulation platform solves this issue by performing many of the same critical functions as red and blue teams, but in a continuous and automated fashion. These simulations can be run on a 24/7, 365 basis, ensuring that organizations maintain much deeper visibility into the true state of their defense readiness. They can also provide non-stop protection for organizations and allow defenders to take a more aggressive posture toward maintaining security across all aspects of a security environment, such as data exfiltration or sophisticated APT attacks that move laterally through a network.
To test the strength of network security, organizations must put themselves in the shoes of malicious actors. Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) is a software, hardware, cloud, or hybrid solution. It offers the latest vulnerability management, risk analysis, and network testing. System auditing is still essential to administrators, outsource system auditing to cybersecurity firms, and pray they fend off the next advanced attack. Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) is available for $300,000 in terms of hardware, software, cloud or hybrid software.
Why Attack Simulations?
Organizations of all shapes and sizes are fighting a war against threat actors. As we have seen in recent years, cyberattacks have become more sophisticated, which makes them harder to detect and mitigate.
Current methods that organizations (and their CISOs) mainly use to verify that their systems and data are protected, are vulnerability scans and penetration tests. The results are used for risk assessments that have become an integral part of mandatory provisions in various regulations (e.g. GDPR and NYCRR).
Vulnerability scans and penetration tests are useful for getting insight into the security posture of an organization at a specific moment in time. However, they do not present the full picture of an organization’s security posture; especially when it comes to more sophisticated, multi-vector attacks.
The most effective way for an organization to test its resilience against the growing wave of cybercrime, is to opt for targeted attack simulations that use multi-vector simulated attacks. These kinds of simulations are also known as Breach & Attack Simulations (BAS). Gartner has stated that, “Security testing is so challenging for technical professionals focused on security operations that many don't try it. Breach and attack simulation tools help make security postures more consistent and automated.”
What is your approach?
Cymulate’s Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS) platform takes targeted simulation attacks one step further by measuring the organization’s true preparedness to handle cybersecurity threats effectively. Using an offensive approach, Cymulate exposes critical vulnerabilities by simulating multi-vector cyberattacks from an attacker’s perspective. This sophisticated plug & play platform simulates and tests attack vectors by impersonating hackers, state-sponsored threat actors, and even rogue insiders before an actual attack takes place and exploits any weaknesses.
The SaaS simulations can be run on-demand at any time and from anywhere without impacting the users or infrastructure. With Cymulate’s Red Team capabilities, organizations can continuously test their cybersecurity posture against cyberattacks, global cybercrime campaigns and targeted APTs.
Continuous security validation is key to understanding cyber risk
Security professionals need to measure security in place to monitor IT changes that won't negatively impact security controls. IT security teams gain access to timely, actionable threat data as part of the validation process. This leads to a deeper understanding of the threat landscape and how effective security protocols are at combating specific attacks – those that are most relevant. Implementing a reliable security rigorous validation program enables companies to quantify risk and prioritize resources to maintain operational competency. True measurement of security programs is achieved through using automated, continuous monitoring and measurement tools to ensure that they are working in the right place and for the best security systems in place. It's critical that changes to the IT environment won't be changed to an IT environment can't affect security controls as they.
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ChatFortress is a leading cybersecurity company that helps small and medium-size companies protect themselves from hacking attempts. Using Cybersecurity AI, Gamified cybersecurity awareness programs and providing virtual security analysts. Our goal is to help you create a cybersecurity aware culture.
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