Adversarial Cyber Attack Simulation and Detective Controls
NetSPI’s adversarial cyber attack simulation service tests your detective controls and provides recommendations that can help you build defenses against the tactics, techniques, and procedures used by real-world attackers.
Correctly configured detective controls are vital for network security.
NetSPI will partner with you to identify threat scenarios and test your breach detection technologies collaboratively. Results can be used to help identify missing data sources, improve SIEM correlation rules, and evaluate security tools and managed service providers (MSPs).
Improve network security with adversarial cyber attack simulation
Most companies are breached long before they realize it. Adversarial cyber attack simulation can help your company benchmark your current detective control capabilities and those of your third-party service providers, and help you create a roadmap for success.
During our adversarial attack simulation services, NetSPI will execute variations of common attack tactics, techniques, and procedures across detective control boundaries and work with your security team to identify data source gaps, tooling gaps, and missing rules and configurations.
Our Adversarial Cyber Attack Simulation Services
Our adversarial cyber attack simulation services are more collaborative and broader in scope than a red team engagement. Adversarial attack simulation will test in real-time your company’s ability to respond to the most common tactics, techniques, and procedures used by threat actors and malware. After NetSPI performs each test, your team will determine if the simulated attack went undetected, generated logs, triggered alerts, triggered a response, and what was your organization’s response time.
Adversarial Cyber Attack Simulation Process
Outcomes of Adversarial Cyber Attack Simulation
Identify visibility and vendor solution gaps resulting from:
Missing data sources
Missing and misconfigured security controls
Missing and misconfigured SIEM rules
Missing core components of response policies or procedures
Develop a prioritized approach for addressing identified gaps. Opportunistically identify system, network, and application layer vulnerabilities during unit test execution.
What Are Detective Controls for Information Security?
Detective controls are intended to identify malicious activity on the network and at endpoints. Like preventative controls, detective controls should be layered for a good defense.
A good way to design detective controls for information security is to look at the steps in a typical attack and then implement controls in such a way that each of the steps are identified and alerts are triggered.
Detective controls need to be tuned to your environment to be effective. Adversarial cyber attack simulation can help you tune your detective controls and verify that your security vendors are providing the coverage they promise.
Common Attack Workflow (Mitre ATT&CK)
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Benefits of Adversarial Attack Simulation
Simulate attacks in real-time to improve detective controls.
Discover your vulnerabilities and exposure, before a breach occurs.
Meet application security testing requirements from a third-party.
Learn how to strengthen your network security program.
Augment your team
Get a fresh set of eyes from penetration testing experts.