Cyber security has evolved to become more than a compliance-driven
mandate. Today’s CEOs, boards of directors, and shareholders are
demanding an understanding from IT leadership of the value security
delivers to the business, which means that CIOs and CISOs need empiric
evidence that demonstrates security controls are working as intended.
In a nutshell, they need security validation to prove security effectiveness.
As shared in our white paper, Security
Validation for Security Effectiveness: Five Critical Steps to
Prove the Return on Security Investments, security
validation can help organizations meet critical business mandates and
prove value to the C-Suite. Organizations that embrace and adopt the
needed validation capabilities will be better able to defend against
the rising tide of ransomware, data breaches, and other forms of
malicious threats while they sustain, or even improve, operational
performance and rationalize investments.
For instance, did you know that:
- 53% of organizations are unaware that an attack is active in
- More than 67% of attacks executed are not
- Roughly 74% of the attacks tested in production
environments go undetected
- Only 9% of attacks detected are
correlated by SIEMs and generate an alert
These findings, reported in the Mandiant
Security Effectiveness Report 2020, were uncovered during
testing by the Mandiant
Security Validation Platform in enterprise production
environments and compiled by the Mandiant Solutions research team.
Without a doubt, there is a clear need for organizations to improve
security effectiveness. When approached the right way, security
validation can help IT leadership answer critical questions such as:
- What is the risk of targeted threats to our company, and how
does that impact operations?
- How can we optimize cyber
defenses while justifying our security investments?
proactive steps should we take to understand the impact of the
removal of a technology or change in our security
- How does the security team prove its value
and instill confidence across the company?
- Prioritize what you are going to measure based on relevant and timely cyber threat intelligence
- Measure where you are today
- Optimize your environment as informed by the identified gaps
- Rationalize your portfolio and processes to eliminate redundancies
- Monitor your environment continuously against a known good baseline
Want to learn more about how security validation can reduce risk, prove effectiveness and improve ROI? Download our white paper, Security Validation for Security Effectiveness: Five Critical Steps to Prove the Return on Security Investments.