operationalizing sip
verodin sip is foundational to all aspects of cybersecurity across people, process and technology

establish evidence-based cybersecurity

Modern cybersecurity infrastructures – across endpoint, network and cloud controls – are too complicated and dynamic to enforce with manual, point-in-time assessments. Verodin empowers users to execute evidence-based, assumption-free security in day-to-day processes, so that effectiveness is always understood and improving.

technology use cases

End-to-end controls
validation and tuning

Verify configuration efficacy and tune security tools across endpoint, network, email and cloud. SIP provides configuration assurance and tuning for your ever-expanding range of security tools, such as SIEM, FW, IDS/IPS, DLP, WAF, Proxies, EDR, AV and Malware Sandboxes.

Related resources:
BLOG: Instrumenting Palo Alto NGFW with Verodin SIPBLOG: Instrumenting Snort with Verodin SIP

SIEM
effectiveness

Increase SIEM effectiveness . Much of the correlation content in SIEMs today will never fire because it was written with incorrect assumptions or became stale over time. SIP enables users to validate their SIEM content. It also validates that the required events are making it to the SIEM correctly formatted and timestamped.

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Cloud visibility
and security validation

Know that your cloud-based security controls are functioning as intended across all layers. SIP provides the visibility and evidence required to ensure that your cloud-based controls are working, stay working and that common cloud misconfigurations don’t put you at risk.

Network segmentation
validation

Maintain the state of your network segmentation by mitigating the inevitable drift that breaks down integrity over time. SIP continuously tests your sources, destinations, directionality, ports, protocols and related variables to maintain network segmentation integrity.

Technology Proof of
concepts (POC)

Conduct your POCs with confidence based on empiric, quantifiable evidence that clearly illustrates actual capabilities vs. claims. From the POC through the entire lifecycle of your product, SIP helps eliminate shelfware, wasted time and resources, and dollars spent on the wrong solutions.

Weaponizing threat
intelligence

Operationalize and personalize valuable threat intelligence that is often not actualized due to data overload and a lack of automation. SIP leverages threat intelligence to measure the effectiveness of your security tools predicated on threat intelligence such as IPs, domains, URLs, PCAPs, TTPs and related elements.

Related resources:
BLOG: Weaponizing PCAPs for Security Validation

Measuring against frameworks and models

Realize operational value when measuring the effectiveness of your security tools against frameworks created by NIST, MITRE and others. Beyond just reporting a gap, SIP utilizes a multitude of frameworks across your entire security stack to identify gaps, prescriptively outline remediation, validate that the remediation worked, then automate validation testing in perpetuity to ensure ongoing adherence to your desired frameworks.

Related resources:
BLOG: Leveraging MITRE ATT&CK in Verodin SIP

people & process use cases

Purple
Teaming

Advance your offensive exercises beyond the time- and resource-intensive legacy approaches. Judge the value of an offensive exercise by its ability to prove that defenders and defenses have measurably improved. Most defenders do not have an attacker's mindset. Enable them to learn, tune controls and add the knowledge to a known-good baseline that SIP continuously validates against.

Related resources:
BLOG: Red Teaming Made Modern

Experience
Training

Fight like you train, so that when an incident occurs in your environment, your tools are tuned, your people are practiced and your processes work. In cybersecurity, we tend to train in virtual environments and labs. SIP provides the unique ability to understand an attacker's behavior in the context of the cockpit you have to defend. It helps your security team understand, in a safe way, what nefarious activity looks like in your production environment, against your tools and with your configurations, thus helping to reduce the financial and operational impact of an incident by having a well-practiced security team.

People
Assessment

Quantify the capabilities of your security staff before and during employment with real-world assessments. Are there stronger shifts or particular analysts that tend to outperform the others? These insights can be incredibly valuable in building out your team. Before Verodin SIP, all we could rely on to understand an analyst's experience was their resume or years in the field. Real experience comes from detecting and responding to actual incidents, and there is not direct correlation to battles vs. years.

Incident Response
Process Validation

Elevate your incident response process to better leverage your security tools with a more highly trained, practiced team. SIP helps measure the effectiveness of incident response processes through the safe execution of test behaviors, so that gaps in technology, staff and processes can be identified and improved before an incident occurs.

War-gaming
WAR-GAMING

Transform your war-gaming strategy from a periodic, often non-real-world, whiteboard-based exercise to a more active, accurate and valuable methodology. SIP provides an automated and ongoing approach to war-gaming that truly measures the success of your people, processes and technology in the face of real attacks within your production environment and, most importantly, helps you improve your overall effectiveness.

MSSP evaluation and
SLA Validation

Manage security like other strategic business units with persistent measurements and metrics that validate business relationships on an ongoing basis. SIP provides the means to continuously measure the effectiveness of your MSSP and generate quantifiable, evidence-based data that you can cooperatively review to improve the service, as well as identify and rectify any potential SLA shortcomings and/or misunderstandings that might strain the business relationship.

BLOG: Validating Your MSSP's Effectiveness and SLAs