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6/24/2016
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Steve Zurier
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5 Ways To Think Like A Hacker

Security expert says CISOs need to use simulations more effectively so they can understand how hackers work and beat them at their own game.
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2. Run simulations in a real production environment.

Don't use test environments. Attacks on networks are dynamic, so simulations in an actual production environment are the only way to know if someone can exfiltrate data or infiltrate the network. To do this, companies need to ensure that breach simulations won't result in any impact to the network, but at the same time challenges the company's security defenses. Along with SafeBreach, the only other product that claims to do this is Metrinome, which government agencies can use for free through the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL).

Image Source: www.nationaldefensemagazine.org

2. Run simulations in a real production environment.

Dont use test environments. Attacks on networks are dynamic, so simulations in an actual production environment are the only way to know if someone can exfiltrate data or infiltrate the network. To do this, companies need to ensure that breach simulations wont result in any impact to the network, but at the same time challenges the companys security defenses. Along with SafeBreach, the only other product that claims to do this is Metrinome, which government agencies can use for free through the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL).

Image Source: www.nationaldefensemagazine.org

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