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March 12, 2017

Security in the Age of Constant Change

Categories: Blog, From The Front Lines

Organizations are investing a significant amount of time and resources building, implementing, improving, and measuring security controls. This investment is expected to continue to increase sharply over the next few years. Gartner estimated that the spend on information security globally rose well above $80 billion by the end of 2016, but many professionals feel that the technology sprawl is hampering their efficiency more than it is helping them. 

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) maintains a list of 20 Critical Security Controls illustrating the basics that an organization should have in place to defend its assets against cyber attacks, but professionals in the industry are often overwhelmed by the volume of point solutions that have entered the market. While each solution solves a specific part of a security problem, they also add complexity and potentially contribute to the brittleness of the corporate defenses.

The real questions then become:

  • Which controls are effective? 
  • How well are they performing?
  • How and when do they fail? 
  • What is the impact of their failure when an adversary succeeds in circumventing them? 

Learn more about how you can answer these questions for yourself by reading AttackIQ's latest free whitepaper - Security in the Age of Constant Change: A Case for Continuous Security Validation.

Tags: controls , whitepaper , attacks , validation

About the Author

Brent Midwood is AttackIQ's Director of Product Managment. Brent leads the Product Team and utilizes over 15 years of security experience to define and drive the product strategy at AttackIQ, delivering value to our customers by enabling them to enhance their security posture.