With an increased remote staff and a rise in cyber-attacks over the past year, validating organizational resilience is top of the enterprise concerns. By way of utilising safety validation equipment, CISOs can increase operational protection, retire useless equipment and processes, and get a more correct overview of the gap between where you suspect you are and what your real resiliency tiers are like. However, not all solutions are created equal.
Here are five capabilities required from your validation tools:
- Letter of Intent to Establish a Consortium Agreement Continuous Applicability: New attack vectors are detected all of the time, so a periodic assessment of your vulnerabilities is out of date out of the gate. Almost half of all organizations are concerned that they aren’t validating their security controls sufficient. Continuous validation means precisely that: at any given moment, you need real-time, up-to-date view on your security posture.
- Adverse Validation: It’s vital to recognize what your crown jewels are, but that knowledge is simply step one. Don’t keep yourself wondering how to secure them. Get into the mind-set of the attacker, and emulate what they do, from privilege escalation, to lateral movement, you need to test it all. Always ask yourself – what am I missing?
- Non-stop Work: When it comes to checking out your network for protection validation, people just aren’t enough. Consistency, pace, price, and accuracy – that’s what you need from a validation platform. Your crew can hit play, and take care of other important issues. Machines don’t blink, don’t sleep, and don’t take espresso breaks. That’s how your security validation should perform.
- Risk-based Prioritization: Alert fatigue is significantly hurting your validation efforts. Warnings and lengthy lists of vulnerabilities without context, forces your team to make judgement calls or maybe bypass steps. Advanced validation solutions will help you examine risk based on business context and show you where to focus your attention.
- Re-testing: Once you’ve fixed what needed to be fixed, how do you make sure it worked? It’s notoriously hard to understand whether the modifications you’ve made have had the impact you wanted, and that you didn’t create additional damage. Your security validation tool needs to help you recheck your previous faults. Security isn’t something you “feel” – Ensure you can test again whenever you need it, most importantly after any large changes to the baseline.