Real World Analysis/Tests of Successful Scenarios Play Like a "Greatest Hits" of Malware and Methods; Customers Increasingly Challenging Vendor Claims With SafeBreach
SUNNYVALE, CA - Oct 12, 2016. SafeBreach, a leading innovator of continuous security validation, today announced the second edition of its Hacker's Playbook™, the industry's most comprehensive findings of enterprise trends and risks from the point-of-view of an attacker. Since the launch of the first edition in January 2016, the Playbook has grown exponentially -- to nearly 4 million breach methods executed. The methods are combined in a multitude of attack scenarios specific to each organization's risk and security profile, to allow an unparalleled view, and highly accurate and actionable risk assessment -- in addition to validating the efficacy of deployed security technologies.
In use at companies across financial, high-tech and retail sectors, the live scenarios played out from the Hacker's Playbook in real enterprise networks provide a view not only of the external threat landscape but also of the actual internal enterprise risk landscape. With 3,985,011 breach methods executed between January 2016 and September 2016, some of the major findings by SafeBreach customers include:
"I think what we're seeing here is a security industry that is outsmarting itself -- and its customers," said Itzik Kotler, co-founder and CTO at SafeBreach. "Security vendors are chasing the latest threats and introducing extreme innovations but also complexity in deployment, alerts and misconfiguration. The bad guys know this; and they are preying on that with great success."
Because the SafeBreach platform enables customers to look at attacks, vulnerabilities and weaknesses all together in the context of the systems they inhabit and the network relationships they impact, security teams can see how an actual attack could play out -- and how far it could go. This context allows organizations to more intelligently make adjustments and enact fixes to not only close holes in the infrastructure but disrupt and disable paths that could enable greater compromise. The expansion of the Hacker's Playbook -- and the platform itself -- also allows organizations to more intelligently evaluate and justify their investments in defensive technologies. Increasingly, three of the major ways in which the Playbook benefits customers, include:
SafeBreach is a pioneer in the emerging category of continuous security validation. The company's groundbreaking platform provides a "hacker's view" of an enterprise's security posture to proactively predict attacks, validate security controls and improve SOC analyst response. SafeBreach automatically executes breach methods with an extensive and growing Hacker's Playbook™ of research and real-world investigative data. The company is funded by Sequoia Capital, Deutsche Telekom Capital, Hewlett Packard Pathfinder and investor Shlomo Kramer. SafeBreach was awarded a 2016 SINET16 Innovator and featured in the RSA 2016 Innovation Sandbox. For more information visit www.safebreach.com or follow on Twitter @SafeBreach.