Prepare for Audits

Compliance doesn’t equal security

In security - no one likes surprises. That’s why traditional penetration testing and audits bring stress and risk for CISOs and security teams. While they are a necessary part of compliance, defenders also know that meeting the letter of the law is just a form of “checkbox security” and not a true measure of business resilience.

To prevent the business impact of “compliance surprises,” preparing for audit has traditionally required significant, dedicated manual effort. But this takes resources away from more strategic security initiatives. Likewise, addressing findings is also resource intensive, and can distract teams or delay more critical work - providing opportunities for attackers to strike.

SafeBreach can eliminate surprises, minimize the time it takes to prepare for audit, and help stay ahead of remediation efforts thanks to Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS).

Simulate attacks to get a jump on audits

SafeBreach BAS runs continuously, to find risks well before audits and smooth the process of maintaining compliance. Unlike a point-in-time penetration test, SafeBreach BAS automates real attack techniques across the kill chain - including infiltration, lateral movement, and exfiltration. This provides a much more comprehensive view of attack campaigns, as well as a stronger validation of whether or not attackers will be able to successfully compromise data. Rather than simple checkbox security, BAS provides the ability to truly assess business risk, and prioritize how best to mitigate that risk.

Since SafeBreach runs continuously, findings are never stale or out of date. Defenders can be sure that they are solving the right issues before an audit, and can be made aware of new findings in real time, to eliminate surprises. Preparing for audit can be moved from a manual, to an automated process, to free time for security teams to actually remediate risk.

Prioritize resources and time

By allowing BAS to automate the process of security validation, defenders can focus on strategic initiatives and protecting against newly identified issues, rather than looking backward at the results of a previous penetration test. This means more time spent breaking the kill chain, and better overall security posture.

With teams focused on breaking the kill chain--wherever it will have the highest security impact, and the lowest overall investment in time and resources--businesses can achieve true risk reduction, and not just “checkbox security.” And while compliance doesn’t equal security, the reverse doesn’t hold true: Good security, based on real attack data and shown to reduce real risk, does indeed drive easier and better compliance.

Breach and Attack Simulation from SafeBreach, run continuously, can identify real risks well before audits, and smooth the process of maintaining compliance.