Testing the cybersecurity posture of an organization
or its cybersecurity resilience to cyberattacks, has come a long way. The
demand for the latest and most comprehensive testing solutions keeps growing to
face the growing cybercrime wave. Until recently, the common security testing
tools in the cybersecurity professional’s arsenal consisted of vulnerability
scanners and manual penetration testing. But that changed when Breach &
Attack Simulation (BAS) technology became available.
There are currently several vendors providing BAS
solutions with different approaches that are gaining traction as more and more
users are jumping on the BAS bandwagon. But just like everything else in life,
there is no single BAS approach, but there are several with different
capabilities, benefits and drawbacks. That being said, it’s important to
remember that all BAS solutions are able to simulate hostile activities by
threat actors with a level of automation. That’s what makes them so effective.
In this whitepaper we will have a closer look at the
different categories of BAS solutions to make it easier for CISOs, CIOs and
other cybersecurity professionals to understand and select the optimal BAS solution
for their organization.