IT can create a cybersecurity apparatus pretty easily these days: buy this software, announce that policy, and you have built a security framework. However, the effort to validate and test such programs is not always quite as rigorous as the initial construction efforts that went into them, as the very act of “construction” can lead some IT professionals into feeling they have something viable just because they’ve taken action.
As too many headlines have made clear, simply reacting to threats is no longer good enough to protect a business. We offer proactive and cohesive tactics to test and validate your cybersecurity program and improve - without buying new tools.
The trap of the buy/build mentality:
When a security approach is dictated by a buy/build mentality, risk mitigation is only as comprehensive as the vectors that have already been covered. As IT teams piece together protection across the attack surface they can find themselves building a SOC - a lengthy, complex, and expensive path. Each new technology added to an environment needs to be secured anew. Having an “incomplete SOC” that lacks the people, processes, and security technology to protect every category of business-enabling technology means an organization remains vulnerable to attacks that exploit categories outside those it has defended. In short, no single piece of prevention technology will be sufficient to protect every vector, so a company building its own SOC will never be able to safely stop building.
Read our executive summary to understand how to harden your defenses with tools that are already in your environment, through security conﬁgurations and architecting for security.