As ransomware operators were attacking state and municipal networks alongside hospitals and schools, a global pandemic response to COVID-19 necessitated a move to remote work for a significant portion of the economy. Organizations had to adopt new technologies and quickly scale outside of their normal growth plans.
Actors behind threats have a toolbox of exploit techniques at their disposal. They often
combine several intrusion tools and techniques in order to compromise and maintain
access to their target. The key to disrupting is breaking the kill chain.
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In today's security environment, organizations have to realize that attackers are likely inside a company's environment already - no matter how well they're protected. As a result, security programs are now more proactive with analysts actively searching for the hackers that defeated their defenses.
With the volume of data breaches and cyberattacks continuing to rise, organizations are increasingly relying on breach and attack simulation tools to provide more consistent and automated validation of controls, says Cymulate's Tim Ager.