What is Security Validation?
The concept of security validation covers all
adversarial testing tactics that mimic real cyber-attacks.
By safely attacking their environment,
organizations can verify how efficient their detection
and response mechanisms are. Security validation
began as penetration testing but keeps evolving to
match cyber-attackers' enhanced capabilities.
Uses of Security Validation
There is no end to the number of ways continuous security
validation can be beneficial including: optimizing security
controls, SIEM validation, future-proof & compliance-ready security
posture management, due diligence for M&A, efficient
prioritizing of vulnerability patching, checking employees
security awareness, the list goes on.
How it Works
Security validation works by
simulating or emulating real
cyber-attacks to test the defense's
ability to detect and stop them.
Essentials to Know
Continuous Security Validation
rests on four pillars ASM, BAS,
CART, and PT.
Security validation aims to
provide a quantified evaluation of
the infrastructure’s security
posture and monitor its drift.
Challenges and Solutions
Detecting security controls
misconfiguration and prioritizing
the patching schedule are only
one set of issues addressed by
continuous security validation.
From the board to the legal
department, everyone benefits
from continuous security
validation, each in their own way.
Even with the best continuous
security validation tools at your
disposal, there are ways to
improve their efficiency.
For Red Teams
Between automating grunt work
and report generation, continuous
security validation is the fastest way to improve red team job satisfaction.