Now that you know your security posture, what are you going to do about it?
My previous blog described the security vulnerability challenges that enterprises face and why they have exacerbated over a period of time. Here, we describe how one can definitively mitigate those risks and tackle impending threats head-on.
A unique approach is required that maps all the vulnerability paths through networks by correlating, aggregating, normalizing, and fusing data from a variety of sources. It provides transparency of attack vectors within the enterprise, and sophisticated visualization of attack paths with automatically generated mitigation-recommendations and prioritized-patching reports.
Flexible modeling can support multi-step analysis of firewall rules as well as host-to-host vulnerabilities with attack vectors inside the network and from the outside. The continued cybersecurity progression relies on the development of improved integration of data elements and advanced analytics in near real-time.
Ultimately, the goal is to improve overall security by narrowing the risk surface area and adopting tools that advance cyber controls with proactive methods. A tool that is designed to co-exist in a continuous monitoring ecosystem to allow the security team the ability to support independent audits is just what the Doctor ordered!
The implementation effort of an advanced analytics tool such as this for an engagement should provide enterprise customers with a visual representation of the true state of its cybersecurity posture and a proposed prioritized remediation plan, alongside other prototypical reports.