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Your organization’s security controls are fundamental to your defense against cyber threats. But in a rapidly evolving landscape, are you sure that they are providing the level of protection you need to safeguard your most critical assets? To minimize the risk of serious breaches and demonstrate assurance, testing the performance of your controls on a regular basis is now considered vital.
Picus Security Control Validation (SCV), powered by award-winning Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) technology, helps you to measure and strengthen cyber resilience by automatically and continuously testing the effectiveness of your security tools.
Picus SCV identifies threat prevention and detection weaknesses by assessing the effectiveness of your security tools on a continual basis (and on-demand).
With a rich threat library, updated daily by offensive security experts, Picus SCV tests your defenses against current and emerging attack techniques.
To achieve optimal protection from your network and endpoint security tools, Picus SCV supplies easy-to-apply signatures and detection rules.
Supplying real-time metrics, including an overall security score for your organization, Picus helps you to measure performance and prove the value of your controls.
Picus SCV maps assessment results to the MITRE ATT&CK framework, enabling you to visualize threat coverage and prioritize mitigation of gaps.
Picus SCV automates manual assessment and engineering processes to reduce fatigue and help your security teams work together more collaboratively.
Tests your controls against a regularly maintained attack library, comprising thousands of real-world threats and attack actions.
Validate that malware and ransomware, downloaded via client-side attacks, is prevented and detected.
Test the effectiveness of your controls to block malicious links and attachments.
Web Application Attacks
Gauge if your defenses are capable of blocking code injection, denial of service and brute force attacks.
Validate that scenario attacks by threat groups, including APTs, are identified by endpoint security controls.
Data Exfiltration Attacks
Assess whether your defenses can prevent the exfiltration of sensitive personal and financial information.
Validate other aspects of your security. Learn about the other products that form part of The Picus Platform.
Let’s link up! Our experts will be more than happy to help. We look forward to getting to know your organization, your priority challenges, pressing questions about breach and attack simulation, and more.
|What is Security Control Validation?|
Security control validation is a term used in cyber security to describe the testing of security controls. Security control validation enables security teams to understand whether the tools they use to prevent and detect threats are functioning as expected. With this knowledge, they can take action to address any gaps and achieve the best possible protection and value from investments.
|Why is Security Control validation Important?|
Security control validation is essential because it helps security teams to identify policy weaknesses that could enable attacks to go unprevented and undetected. Security control validation ensures that defenses are optimized against evolving threats and that misconfigurations resulting from infrastructure drift are addressed before breaches occur.
|How Regularly Should Security Sontrol Validation be Performed?|
Security control validation should be performed on a regular basis to ensure that prevention and detection gaps are identified and addressed swiftly. Automated security validation with Breach and Attack Simulation augments manual approaches such as pentesting to enable security teams to identify policy weaknesses continuously.
|How does Security Control Validation Support Compliance with Regulations and Standards?|
By continuously testing and helping to improve the effectiveness of security controls, Picus Security Control Validation Platform helps organizations to comply with a wide range of regulations and standards.
Laws such as The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) state that organizations should have a process for regularly testing, assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of technical and organizational measures. ISO-27001 and the PCI DSS, as well as frameworks such as NIST 800-53, also have similar requirements.