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451 Research – How CART Can Elevate Your Security Posture

In this report from 451 Research, discover how enterprises can elevate their security postures and accelerate adoption of risk-based security approaches using Continuous Automated Red Teaming (CART) such as Randori Attack

Key Questions Driving Red Teaming Adoption:

Most enterprise security teams struggle to confidently answer key questions about their organization’s security posture. Recognizing that they can no longer maintain the status quo and still secure the organization, enterprises are looking for help to gain insights into their security posture and better understand how they can construct a more resilient cybersecurity program.

Common questions they seek to answer include: 

  • What cyber threats pose the greatest risk to our business?
  • Where are the unknown risks and vulnerabilities in our environment?
  • How has digital transformation and remote work impacted our security posture?
  • How resilient are we to breach? 

Key Benefits of Continuous Automated Red Teaming (CART):

  1. VALIDATE AND IMPROVE SECURITY POSTURE. By discovering and exploiting the weaknesses of the enterprise’s security stack and also those of service providers (e.g., MSP, MSSP, MDR), continuous and automated red teaming solutions enable organizations to continuously measure the potential impact of a broad range of attack vectors and persistently test the resilience and effectiveness of their security posture. These insights empower security teams to answer critical questions such as: Where are our security gaps? Is our security infrastructure keeping pace with adversarial tactics? How vulnerable are we to specific attacks and threats? Are we prepared to detect and respond to the latest attacks? Are our security controls working as intended? Can we disrupt an adversary before a breach occurs?
  2. PRIORITIZE AND MEASURE SECURITY INVESTMENTS. Providing an authentic adversarial assessment, continuous and automated red teaming validates and tests the security stack as a whole, as well as specific controls, enabling enterprises to continuously evaluate and measure the effectiveness of existing security investments. With these insights, security teams can benchmark security initiatives, discover ineffective controls and processes, optimize existing technology investments, and determine where additional security investments are needed to deliver the greatest impact to the organization’s risk profile.
  3. PREPARE AND PRACTICE. Testing the organization’s response to a cybersecurity incident before having to react to one in real time is key to a successful response. While every incident and attack is different, organizations must have confidence that their programs are prepared and ready to respond to evolving threats. With automated red-teaming, enterprises can continually test the impact of attacks at both the strategic and tactical levels, providing insights into response plans, tactics, people and processes.

About the Author:

Aaron Sherrill is a Senior Research Analyst for 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, covering emerging trends, innovation and disruption in the Information Security channel with an emphasis on service providers.

Aaron joined 451 Research after serving as Vice President of Information Security and Chief Technology Officer for two large, pure-play managed service providers. He was instrumental in developing and growing the service provider business, driving the strategy and vision for the companies, developing and leading information security programs, and bringing new managed cloud and security services to the marketplace.

Aaron has 20+ years of experience across a variety industries including serving in IT management for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He holds degrees in business and computer science, and has an MBA along with multiple certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential.

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