New offering enables resource-constrained organizations to leverage a threat-informed defense 

September 30, 2021 – AttackIQ®, the leading independent vendor of Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) systems, today announced the availability of the new AttackIQ Vanguard managed security validation service. AttackIQ Vanguard helps cybersecurity teams proactively uncover gaps in their security controls and take action on remediation recommendations. Customers receive detailed data analysis and reporting on their program performance that can be shared with red and blue teams, risk and compliance teams, and executive and board members. The new managed service is based on AttackIQ’s industry-leading breach and attack simulation technology, which is deployed and trusted by some of the world’s most sophisticated enterprise and government cybersecurity teams.

“Untested controls are a risk to the business–they fail constantly and silently,” said Neal Bridges, Chief Content Officer at INE and former Global Head of Cybersecurity Operations at Mondelēz International. “If your team is resource-constrained, an automated control validation service backed by practitioners who know how to operationalize a threat-informed defense is a smart way to stay ahead of potential breaches and attacks.”

Key customer benefits of the new service offering include the ability to:

  • Proactively find and close security control gaps. Get deep and continuous breach and attack simulation analysis, 24/7, to find and close gaps before adversaries exploit them. Weekly detailed reports make it easy to share information across security, risk, and compliance teams, and improve the organization’s overall security posture.
  • Improve cybersecurity program investments. Leverage MITRE ATT&CK tactics and techniques to measure the effectiveness of existing security controls. By understanding which investments are working and which are not, customers can reduce costs and reallocate budget by rationalizing and consolidating controls.
  • Elevate team effectiveness. Augment skilled analysts with the most advanced breach and attack simulation technology, plus AttackIQ cybersecurity experts who use custom tools, cloud-scale data, and real-time threat intelligence. Customers get the benefits of AttackIQ’s experienced team of cybersecurity specialists, who investigate and advise on the potential for ransomware and attacks in customer environments.
  • Improve overall cyber-hygiene and security program readiness. Even with the most advanced cyberdefense technologies, controls can fail due to technology misconfiguration, team performance, or capability gaps. AttackIQ Vanguard helps organizations proactively defend against advanced attackers by validating security controls, improving team performance, and identifying capability gaps through regular automated adversary emulation.

“Adversaries don’t discriminate against organizations with high and low cyber operational capability maturity models,” said Carl Wright, Chief Commercial Officer at AttackIQ. “We launched AttackIQ Vanguard to democratize advanced cybersecurity control validation and close the gap left by ad hoc testing approaches, so customers have greater situational visibility into the effectiveness of their security programs.”

Pricing and Availability

The new AttackIQ Vanguard offering is available now. More details are available at For pricing or to schedule a demo, contact AttackIQ.

Service Provider Partners

Become a certified AttackIQ Vanguard Service Provider by contacting AttackIQ at [email protected].

About AttackIQ

AttackIQ, the leading independent vendor of breach and attack simulation solutions, built the industry’s first Security Optimization Platform for continuous security control validation and improving security program effectiveness and efficiency. AttackIQ is trusted by leading organizations worldwide to plan security improvements and verify that cyberdefenses work as expected, aligned with the MITRE ATT&CK framework. The Company is committed to giving back to the cybersecurity community through its free award-winning  AttackIQ Academy, open Preactive Security Exchange, and partnership with MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat-Informed Defense. For more information, visit Follow AttackIQ on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.