A fundamental challenge for cybersecurity is that it is burdened with the responsibility of protecting the environment without the corresponding authority to control it. The business environment is dynamic, and changes to IT and network configurations are continuous. Even in organizations with rigorous change management processes, all parties must fully understand the scope of a change, clearly communicate its impact and ultimately execute on it with 100% perfection.
Continuous test execution is not enough to detect environmental drift. A complete analysis of test results compared to a known-good baseline is needed. Customers need to know more than if a threat is still being blocked or not. They need a full analysis of what it takes for defenses to be successful: