“As I sit here, tapping away at my trusty old typewriter, I can’t help but think about the state of cybersecurity today. It seems like every day we hear about another high-profile breach or attack, leaving businesses and individuals alike vulnerable to the whims of ruthless cyber criminals.
But what if there was a way to test the defenses of our networks and systems, to see if they could withstand the barrage of attacks that they might face in the real world? That’s where breach and attack simulation, or BAS, comes in.
BAS is a relatively new field of cybersecurity that uses specialized software to simulate real-world cyber attacks on a company’s networks and systems. By doing so, BAS can help businesses identify vulnerabilities in their defenses and take steps to fix them before they can be exploited by hackers.
One of the key benefits of BAS is that it can be customized to fit the specific needs of a given business. This means that companies can test their defenses against the types of attacks that are most likely to target them, whether that be malware, phishing scams, or other tactics.
Another advantage of BAS is that it allows businesses to test their defenses in a controlled environment. This means that they can see exactly how their systems respond to different types of attacks, and make changes as needed to improve their defenses.
But BAS isn’t just for big businesses. It can be a valuable tool for small and medium-sized enterprises as well. By using BAS, these businesses can identify and fix vulnerabilities in their systems before they are exploited by hackers, helping to protect their assets and customer data.
Of course, BAS isn’t a silver bullet. It’s important for businesses to regularly update their systems and defenses, and to invest in the latest cybersecurity technologies. But BAS can be a valuable tool in the ongoing fight against cyber criminals.
So if you’re a business owner, consider looking into BAS to help protect your assets and customer data. And if you’re an individual, stay vigilant and always be on the lookout for the latest scams and attacks. Together, we can help keep our networks and systems safe from the threat of cyber criminals.”
Want to learn more about artificial intelligence and breach and attack simulation? Check out our Purple Hats talks on AI from last year, beginning with MITRE’s Jonathan Broadbent and Dr. Christina Liaghat on AI threats and vulnerabilities. Then look at the new MITRE ATT&CK AI matrix, Atlas, here. MITRE ATLAS™ (Adversarial Threat Landscape for Artificial-Intelligence Systems) “is a knowledge base of adversary tactics, techniques, and case studies for machine learning (ML) systems based on real-world observations, demonstrations from ML red teams and security groups, and the state of the possible from academic research. ATLAS is modeled after the MITRE ATT&CK® framework and its tactics and techniques are complementary to those in ATT&CK.”
More importantly: go and ask OpenAI’s ChatGPT to help you think about something cool. You’ll be glad you did.