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US CISA’s recommendation of Security Controls Validation a major milestone

By |February 20th, 2023|Blog|

The US CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency), an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security that is responsible for strengthening cybersecurity and infrastructure protection, issued an advisory alert recently that urges US firms to make use of Security Control Validation tools to regularly verify the effectiveness of security controls. In a Ransomware advisory alert (AA22-257A) published in September 2022, CISA advises for

Simulating MITRE ATT&CK techniques using Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS)

By |February 8th, 2023|Blog|

Simulating MITRE ATT&CK techniques using Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS) Simulating MITRE ATT&CK techniques using Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) is becoming a powerful tool for cyber security professionals to test and improve cyber defences. By replicating the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by real-world cyber adversaries, BAS tools can help companies to identify and address vulnerabilities in their systems before they can be

Will Breach and Attack Simulation replace manual penetration testing?

By |January 12th, 2023|Blog|

Will Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) replace manual penetration testing?   That is the question that many CISOs and security professionals are looking to understand in 2023.  Breach and Attack Simulation is a relatively new niche part of the cyber security tools market, but one that is growing rapidly.  Frost & Sullivan Research estimates that the BAS market is set to grow at 35% each year

5 reasons why Automated Breach and Attack Simulation should be a priority in 2023

By |January 5th, 2023|Blog|

Automated Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) is a valuable tool for organisations because it allows them to simulate and validate their security defences against a wide variety of threat scenarios without causing damage or disruption to the business.  Here are 5 reasons why Automated Breach and Attack Simulation should be a priority for organizations in 2023: Cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving: Cyber criminals are always

MITRE ATT&CK and Breach & Attack Simulation

By |October 24th, 2022|Blog|

MITRE ATT&CK and Breach & Attack Simulation MITRE ATT&CK® is a free resource that all cyber defenders should be aware of and use in their defensive preparations. The ATT&CK framework is a comprehensively documented kill-chain of attacker behaviours, classified by Tactics, Techniques and Procedures. In this blog, we offer advice to help get started with ATT&CK and explain how MITRE ATT&CK and Breach & Attack

Cyber stress tests using automated Breach & Attack Simulation

By |May 21st, 2022|Blog|

Tesco Plc recently disclosed in its 2022 Annual Report that it had conducted a cyber stress test to simulate the potential affect that a damaging cyber incident would have on its business and specifically, on the financial impact of having its customer data compromised. An article written by Verdict concludes that the fact that Tesco has so publicly disclosed the results of their cybersecurity stress

Validato selected to join prestigious NCSC for Startups programme

By |May 5th, 2022|Blog|

Validato is delighted to announce that it is only one of five high potential cyber startups in the UK invited to join the NCSC for Startups programme, delivered in partnership with Plexal.  This is a programme designed by the UK's NCSC to engage with private sector technology companies to combat the nationwide threat of Ransomware. Ransomware is considered by the NCSC to be the number

Continuous Security Controls Validation

By |October 21st, 2021|Blog|

As a CISO, your job is to set up a balanced security program that defends your company against a variety of cyber attacks. It's not an easy task: typically, it takes years before a security program reaches maturity. Maintaining your company's security program is even more difficult. How do you ensure you continuously stay on top of the latest cybersecurity threats? The answer lies in

Breach and Attack Simulation vs Penetration Testing

By |October 2nd, 2021|Blog|

Breach and Attack Simulation vs Penetration Testing Breach and Attack Simulation vs Penetration Testing is becoming the question to answer in offensive security testing circles of late; so what is the difference between the well established world of penetration testing and the up and coming Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS)? Before we answer that , it is noteworthy to point out that investments in information

Introducing Validato – the security validation platform

By |September 26th, 2021|Blog|

Introducing Validato When we first conceived of the idea to build Validato - a continuous security validation platform that uses safe to use breach and attack simulation, we knew that we would be starting a little behind the curve, but with extensive first hand experience in this space and with a product management and development team made up of actual end-customer security professionals, we knew

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