The only role not benefitting from continuous security validation are malicious actors.
Within the organization, everyone benefits.
The extended security posture management gained by implementing comprehensive continuous security validation gives the board answers to questions otherwise answered with guestimates and approximations.
Continuous security validation tools quantify
• The security posture and security drift
• The rationalization and optimization of the security tools stack – also prevention of dangerous tool sprawl
• The ability to resist specific emerging threats
• The resilience against specific attack types
The Security Team
Regardless of its overall resources or staffing extensiveness, every security
team integrating continuous security validation tools gets:
• The elimination of a large part of grunt work
• A reduction of false positive alerts
• An unobstructed vision of their progress in improving
the security posture
• A clear picture of how to improve the efficiency of existing detection
and response tools
• Better communication with both the board and IT team
The IT Teams
Typically irritated by the security teams constant demands for
patching, IT teams can enjoy a streamlined vulnerability patching
schedule established according to attack-based vulnerability
patching prioritization that eliminates a large number of
low-risk patching requirements.
The Legal Department
As regulators are slow to catch up with the cyber threat landscape evolution, adopting continuous security validation makes the infrastructure compliant to all the existing compliance validation requirements and (highly likely) compliant to those that will emerge in the near future as well.
The Finance Department
The measurement traceability capability afforded by continuous security validation tools provides quantified measurements of
• Security tools stack ROI
• Variance from baseline – equivalent to KPIs for cybersecurity
• Security posture estimate to use with insurance companies to negotiate better cyber-insurance rates.