Picus Security is a platform for fully validating security controls and simulating actual cyberthreats
Security tools, assets that need to be safeguarded, and threats that teams must be on the lookout for have all evolved over time. The amount and variety of security tools have increased, but at a high level, these numerous tools can be divided into two groups: attack prevention techniques and attack detection and response methods. Over time, the disparity between these two methods has only gotten more evident. Fundamentally, that’s because teams have lacked a method to centrally and uniformly review the performance of the controls in place. Further, while the focus for many businesses has been on prevention and detection systems, the fact is that threats and attacks continue to be ignored, frequently to disastrous effects. For these reasons, security control validation has developed as an important demand. It is through security control validation that teams can begin to intelligently examine the controls in place, and remediate the holes created by threat prevention systems.
The invention of Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) is credited to Picus Security. Leading companies around the world rely on the Picus Complete Security Control Validation Platform to continuously verify the efficacy of security controls against cyberattacks and to provide actionable mitigation insights to improve them. In addition to having headquarters in North America, Europe, and APAC, Picus also benefits from a global network of alliance and channel partners. The business is committed to assisting security professionals in becoming more threat-centric, and through its Purple Academy, it provides free online training to disseminate the most recent offensive and defensive cybersecurity techniques.Picus Security helps build proactive capabilities, maximises technology use to maximise return on investment, and keeps the risk of being breached consistently low. It also offers granular and actionable data for operational and executive teams.
Utilising Modern Security Control Validation Solutions
Network security technologies: For the most popular Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), Web Application Firewall (WAF), and Intrusion preventative System (IPS) technologies, Picus combines its vendor-agnostic analyses with vendor-specific preventative content. Through increased visibility and the provision of prevention-related content, this end-to-end strategy reduces response times. Picus helps you identify risks that could represent a major risk if mitigating action is not done by locating attacks that are missed by your prevention and detection procedures. Picus verifies the efficacy and timeliness of the rulesets you employ to optimise your controls so you can respond to threats earlier in the kill chain.
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM): The comprehensive threat library of the Picus Security Control Validation Platform makes it simple to incorporate it into your infrastructure and immediately spot logging flaws and potential areas for improvement. Using real-world defensive capabilities, Picus proactively increases SIEM efficacy by enhancing log coverage and detection rules. Vendor-specific and sigma-based detection content is abundant in integrations with key systems. The detection rule base must be modified to account for the shifting adversarial scenario. As a result of this challenge, there are detection gaps, false positives, alert noise, and alert fatigue. Key issues are addressed by using an automated platform and challenging SIEM detection rules with a thorough attack simulation. The Picus platform makes purple teaming an integrated tool that enables cyber defence teams to improve security posture by providing security insights that include detection gaps and detection content, empowering red and blue team practises.
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR): Rich telemetry from endpoints is necessary for early Cyver kill chain attack detection and response. The Picus Platform interfaces with top EDR solutions to make it easier to detect threats that target the devices of your organisation. The platform assists in determining the impact of deficiencies or gaps and optimises current toolkits to fill them. The platform offers simple-to-apply mitigation material, such as vendor-specific prevention signatures for network controls and detection rules for SIEM and EDR solutions, to support quick improvements. Additionally, it benchmarks threat coverage and visibility and verifies log and alert generation to assess the effectiveness of Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM).
Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR): Organisations can benefit from Picus’ integration with SOAR technologies by assessing the efficiency of their network security, SIEM, and EDR products against actual threats and utilising SOARs to automatically deploy Picus’ mitigation content. The Picus platform simulates more than 10,000 attacks and attack scenarios to find flaws and incorrect settings in Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) and Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) products. Included in this is a failure to produce alarms and to ingest the proper logs and telemetry for analysis. Picus makes sure that red and blue teams can spend more time on purple teaming by automating testing procedures that would otherwise be laborious and time-consuming and by providing a constant feed of offensive security intelligence. This include monitoring for new threats, cutting down on false positives, and streamlining procedures.
Alper Memis co-founded Picus Security and has been the company’s CEO ever since. He is an experienced cybersecurity specialist with a solid educational background and a tonne of real-world experience. He and his team are a transformative security validation solution for end-to-end attack preparedness visibility and simple mitigation to avoid cyber-attacks across all cyber defence levels.
“Picus gives operational and executive teams actionable insights, which maximises return on investment and maintains a constantly low breach risk”