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Automated Cyber Resilience Testing – Why It Matters

By |May 16th, 2024|Blog|

Cyber security has become a boardroom priority as the scale and sophistication of cyber-attacks continue to escalate. Ransomware, in particular, has emerged as one of the most devastating threats, inflicting significant financial and reputational damage to organisations worldwide. Keeping Company Boards informed on their organisation's cyber resilience posture against these ever-evolving attacks isn't just good practice, it's increasingly becoming a regulatory mandate. In this article,

Automated Cyber Resilience Testing and NIS2 Compliance

By |May 9th, 2024|Blog|

The European Union's Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive) was adopted in 2016. It aimed to achieve a high common level of cyber security across EU member states. The recently approved NIS2 Directive (Directive (EU) 2021/2034), which began enforcement in January 2024, builds on the foundation laid by its predecessor. It broadens the scope of the original legislation to encompass a

Automated Cyber Resilience Testing: The Key to DORA Compliance and Beyond

By |May 2nd, 2024|Blog|

The European Union's Digital Operational Resilience Act, or DORA, is a sweeping piece of legislation reshaping how financial entities in the EU handle cyber security and operational resilience. DORA compliance isn't just a regulatory requirement—it's imperative to safeguard critical financial systems. It also maintains customer trust in the face of relentless cyber threats. This article explains why Automated Cyber Resilience Testing is the key to

Validato Enters Partnership with Absec to Enhance Cyber Security Offerings

By |March 4th, 2024|Press Release|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11th March 2024 London, United Kingdom - Validato, a leading provider of security controls validation technology, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Absec, a distinguished information security service provider. This collaboration aims to amalgamate the expertise of both entities, thereby delivering enhanced solutions and value to their respective clientele. Distinguished for its innovative breach and attack simulation solutions, Validato has

Validato and 3CT Join Forces to Empower Businesses with Enhanced Cyber Security Solutions

By |February 29th, 2024|Press Release|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4th March 2024 London, United Kingdom – Validato, a leading provider of security control validation technology, and 3CT, a specialist in providing simple and affordable cyber consultancy and certification services, announce a strategic partnership today. This collaboration aims to deliver robust cyber security solutions and increased value to both companies' clients. Validato has established itself as a leader in the burgeoning field

Ransomware Attacks: Break the Cycle – Protect Yourself & Avoid Repeat Strikes

By |February 29th, 2024|Blog|

Ransomware is one of the most devastating cyber threats facing businesses today. The financial and reputational damage can be catastrophic, but even more alarming is the trend of repeat attacks. A staggering 78% of companies who pay the ransom get hit a second time, often by the same attackers (Infosecurity Magazine). This raises a crucial question: how can businesses break this cycle and proactively defend

How To Test Cyber Threats Using MITRE ATT&CK

By |February 17th, 2024|Blog|

Introduction Cyber attacks are not only increasing in frequency but also in sophistication. Adversaries leverage advanced tactics and techniques that constantly evolve. In this arms race, the MITRE ATT&CK framework has emerged as a vital tool for cybersecurity professionals, providing a structured knowledge base of real-world adversary behaviors. This article will explore why testing cyber threats using MITRE ATT&CK is a much more efficient and

How to Assess Your Cyber Risk Posture

By |November 14th, 2023|Blog|

A cybersecurity posture encompasses an organisation's overall resilience against cyber-attacks, its preventive protocols, and its capacity to react to emerging threats. Given the increasing numbers and sophistication of cyber threats and hackers, having a well-defined understanding of your organisation's cybersecurity posture is now more crucial than ever. The pressure from both strict compliance standards and public expectations for safeguarding sensitive data is intensifying. Traditional online

A Guide to Security Controls Validation

By |November 8th, 2023|Blog|

On a daily basis, security teams are confronted with the challenging responsibility of detecting and overseeing security vulnerabilities within their expanding attack surface. Ongoing digital transformation projects, the migration to cloud infrastructure, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and various other IT environment alterations consistently introduce the business to fresh risks. Enter Security Controls Validation - an indispensable component of a robust cybersecurity strategy. Improving cyber resilience

Enhancing Cybersecurity with Threat-Informed Defense

By |October 27th, 2023|Blog|

In today's digital landscape, organizations face an ever-increasing number of cyber threats that can cause significant damage and disruption. To effectively protect their networks, systems, and data, organizations need a proactive approach that goes beyond traditional security measures. This is where threat-informed defense comes into play. Threat-informed defense is a strategic approach to cybersecurity that combines threat intelligence with traditional security measures and threat analysis.

Validato Announces Strategic Partnership with Cyberarch

By |October 19th, 2023|Press Release|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19th October 2023 Validato Announces Partnership with Cyberarch London, United Kingdom – Validato, a leading provider of security controls validation technology, is excited to announce a partnership with Cyberarch, an information security service provider. This collaboration will leverage the strengths of both organizations to provide improved solutions and added value to their individual customer bases. Validato has recently gained recognition as an

Understanding the Telecommunications (Security) Act

By |October 18th, 2023|Blog|

In our increasingly interconnected world, the security of telecommunications infrastructure has never been more critical. As technology advances, so do the threats and vulnerabilities that can compromise the integrity and privacy of communications networks. The continuous evolution of technology has led to a greater dependence on telecommunications systems for various aspects of our daily lives. This ranges from personal communications and business operations to critical

Validato Announces Strategic Partnership with Darkskope

By |October 13th, 2023|Press Release|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11th October 2023 Validato Announces Strategic Partnership with Darkskope London, United Kingdom – Validato, a leading provider of security control validation technology, is thrilled to announce a partnership with Darkskope, an information security service provider. This collaboration will harness the strengths of both companies, delivering enhanced solutions and added value to their respective clienteles. Validato has earned recognition as a rising star

NSA and CISA Red Share Top Ten Cybersecurity Misconfigurations

By |October 5th, 2023|Blog|

National Security Agency (NSA) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a joint cybersecurity advisory (CSA), NSA and CISA Red and Blue Teams Share Top Ten Cybersecurity Misconfigurations, which provides the most common cybersecurity misconfigurations in large organizations, and details the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) actors use to exploit these misconfigurations. The Top 10 list of misconfigurations are: Default configurations of software and applications

Snatch Ransomware: CISA Threat Advisory AA23-263A available for testing in Validato

By |September 20th, 2023|Blog|

Snatch Ransomware: CISA Threat Advisory AA23-263A is now available for testing in Validato for all existing customers. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a cyber threat advisory relating to Snatch Ransomware, an emerging Ransomware threat actor that first emerged in 2021 and has so far mainly targeted organizations in the Defense, Agriculture, Food Production and Technology sectors. Like many later generation Ransomware

Threat-Informed Defense: What Is It and How to Implement It?

By |September 18th, 2023|Blog|

Many organizations struggle to gauge the true effectiveness of their security controls. Security measures frequently falter without detection and breaches still have significant consequences. Cybersecurity teams require a proactive and straightforward method to consistently monitor the actual performance of their security programs. To address this issue, adopting a Threat-Informed Defense strategy becomes crucial. Through ongoing testing of defenses, teams can accumulate more comprehensive data and

What Is a Cyber Attack Simulation?

By |June 27th, 2023|Blog|

In today's digital landscape, where cyber threats continue to evolve and grow in complexity, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be emphasized enough. Organizations across various sectors face the constant risk of cyber attacks, which can have severe consequences ranging from financial losses to reputational damage. To effectively combat these threats, cybersecurity professionals employ a range of strategies, one of which is cyber attack simulation. But

Validato Announces Strategic Partnership with VISO in Ireland

By |June 2nd, 2023|Press Release|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2nd June 2023 Validato Announces Strategic Partnership with VISO in Ireland London, United Kingdom – Validato, a leading provider of security controls validation technology, is excited to announce a partnership with VISO, an information security service provider. This partnership will bring together the strengths of both companies to deliver enhanced solutions and value to their respective customers. Validato is recognised as an

Simulating BianLian Ransomware to Test Defences

By |May 17th, 2023|Blog|

On May 16th 2023, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) issued a joint advisory (Advisory AA23-136A) on the emergence of a new Ransomware group, calling themselves BianLian (after the infamous Chinese theatrical costume dances).  BianLian Ransomware has been active in a variety of industry sectors in the United States and Australia, at the time of writing.

Validato Webinar recording: Using MITRE ATT&CK to Simulate Ransomware Techniques

By |April 26th, 2023|Webinar|

  We are excited to announce our upcoming webinar on "Using MITRE ATT&CK to Simulate Ransomware Techniques". MITRE ATT&CK has become an indispensable tool for offensive security and cyber resilience testing. Join Validato founder, Ronan Lavelle to learn how to leverage it as the foundation for your offensive security testing program. In this webinar we will cover: How to use MITRE ATT&CK as the foundation

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