What is security validation and how does it differ from a breach and attack simulation?
What is it about cloud-hosted platforms that put organizations at greater risk for an attack and breach?
How can security validation arm you with ongoing proof that your controls are working the way they’re supposed to?
As shared by Major General Earl Matthews USAF (Ret), Verodin’s Chief Strategy Officer, in webinar The Case for Continuous Security Validation and Why it Matters to You, an essential and critical part of any organization’s cybersecurity process is security validation. As we have all read in the headlines, attacks and breaches are becoming more sophisticated and targeted, and without quantifiable data, you cannot strengthen your cyber hygiene – and as we have seen time and time again, cyber hygiene remains the number one problem.
The reality is that when we look back at security breaches, misconfiguration is the key culprit, and this continues today because all too often cybersecurity is managed by assumptions. And to add further complexity is the increasing number of companies moving systems, applications and data to cloud-hosted platforms. With more devices and applications connected to the distributed cloud, adversaries now have a larger playing field on which to target an attack. Additionally, with cloud-hosted platforms and a decentralized infrastructure, security professionals have less visibility into the security stacks and how they are managed.
The solution? Security instrumentation. Only through security instrumentation can you continuously validate how your controls are actually working, manage those controls, and then monitor them so that you are quickly alerted on whether or not there is a change in your environment. Bottom line, organizations need to put into place automated, continuous validation of their controls in the production environments to protect their business-critical assets.
Security instrumentation and validation need to become a core competency in every single organization – and the reason why is that not only are you able to understand how your controls are currently working, but, you can also rationalize what you already own.
Interested in learning how you can validate your controls against current and actual attacks? Register here for webinar The Case for Continuous Security Validation and Why it Matters to You.