Cloud Security Optimization

Test your cloud security capabilities continuously to ensure that your assets and data centers are defended against the threats that matter most.

What Does it Mean to Validate Cloud Security Effectiveness?

Organizations have moved rapidly to the cloud without a real strategy for ensuring security effectiveness. In some cases, customers aren’t even aware of the native security controls within their public cloud service providers. A good breach and attack simulation platform solves this problem by testing your cloud security through continuous, automated security control validation. Using research from MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense, you can run adversary emulations from the ATT&CK framework to test security  controls within cloud service providers like Azure and AWS to optimize cloud security effectiveness, and to test third party cloud security providers.

AWS Native Cloud Security Controls (View Larger)

Azure Native Cloud Security Controls (View Larger)

The CISO’s Guide to Cloud Security With ATT&CK

The transition to the cloud brings great promise to the practice of cybersecurity, but only if security teams know how to make the most of their cloud investments. Major cloud service providers have dozens of native security controls within them to improve cybersecurity. Yet too often security teams don’t know what they are, how they work, or how to validate them.

Validate Zero Trust Cloud Security Controls

Zero trust has emerged as a best-practice for effective cybersecurity, yet even the most advanced technologies can fail to perform as intended if they are not tested and validated continuously. AttackIQ has worked with key partners in the Preactive Security Exchange to develop advanced adversary emulations and assessment capabilities to validate zero trust effectiveness. See our recent article in Lawfare and read its more detailed strategic and technical counterpart, the jointly produced AttackIQ-Illumio “Validated Zero Trust 101 Guide.”

Listen to Jon Baker, Director of Research and Development at MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense, discuss the Center’s research mapping the MITRE ATT&CK framework to Azure and AWS to improve cybersecurity effectiveness.

“Since its publication in 2015, the MITRE ATT&CK® framework has become the common language describing real-world adversary behaviors. With the advent of zero trust architectures, it is even more critical that everyone in an organization is working from the same playbook of actual threats. The shared understanding of how adversaries operate provided by ATT&CK is essential – from the design of secure systems through the continuous evaluation of the effectiveness of security controls and capabilities.”

Network Control Validation Module

AttackIQ launched its Network Control Validation Module to help customers better validate their advanced security technologies. The Network Control Validation Module supports end-to-end validation of network-deployed security controls and gives technology-specific remediation guidance, ensuring that customers get the most out of their cyberdefense investments. No matter the defense technology type — including those based on complex, behavioral models — AttackIQ provides unique insights into the state of a customer’s total security program from network to endpoint, on-premises or in the cloud. And it does so with industry-leading ease of use.

“While traditional penetration testing and red teaming can provide useful insights into security control effectiveness, their infrequent scheduling and limited scope fail to provide holistic, up-to-the minute data during security proof of values. AttackIQ will enable VMware NSX customers to proactively validate NSX Advanced Threat Prevention controls against emulated adversary behaviors, with the end result being increased confidence in their cybersecurity performance.”

Learn about AttackIQ’s Anatomic Engine and ATT&CK

In Cybersnacks Episode 5, Paula Pedret fuels up with some almonds and gets down to the nitty gritty of AttackIQ’s Network Control Validation (NCV) Module. In less than 15 minutes, learn how this new capability supports end-to-end validation of network-deployed security controls and gives technology-specific remediation guidance, ensuring that customers get the most out of their cyberdefense investments.