TEL AVIV, Israel and BOSTON, Aug. 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — CardinalOps, the detection posture management company, announced today that it was mentioned as a Sample Vendor in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Security Operations, 20231 as well as in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Workload and Network Security, 20232.
Gartner identified CardinalOps as a Sample Vendor for Automated Security Controls Assessment (ASCA). According to Gartner, “Automated security control assessment (ASCA) technologies reduce an organization’s attack surface caused by security configuration drift, poor defaults, excessive tuning to reduce false positive rates, and high administration staff turnover. ASCA improves the security posture by verifying the proper, consistent configuration of security controls, rather than simply verifying the existence of controls.”
Business Impact of ASCA
Gartner concludes that “Organizations implementing ASCA processes and technologies enhance staff efficiency, minimize the impact of human errors and improve resilience in the face of organizational churn. ASCA reduces security control configuration gaps that unnecessarily expose the organization to otherwise preventable attacks.”
According to Gartner, “The volume of misconfigurations in security controls continues to grow with the increased complexity of environments, emerging threat vectors, the proliferation of new security tools, and the high turnover of administration staff, leading to a more exposed attack surface.”
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How CardinalOps Addresses ASCA and the SEC’s New Cybersecurity Rules
The CardinalOps platform uses specialized analytics and automation – with MITRE ATT&CK as the benchmark – to continuously identify and remediate security control gaps in existing enterprise SIEM/XDRs, including Splunk, Microsoft Sentinel, IBM QRadar, Google Chronicle SIEM, CrowdStrike Falcon LogScale, and Sumo Logic.
The SEC’s new cybersecurity rules (Regulation S-K Item 106) are particularly relevant to the ASCA category. In 10K reports, organizations are now required to describe their processes for “assessing, identifying, and managing material risks from cybersecurity threats” as well as to “describe the board of directors’ oversight of risks from cybersecurity threats and management’s role and expertise in assessing and managing material risks from cybersecurity threats.”
The CardinalOps platform enables organizations to assess risk and reduce their attack surfaces by continuously ensuring they have the right SIEM configuration controls in place to prevent breaches, based on threat intelligence and a threat-informed strategy.
In particular, the CardinalOps platform continuously:
- Assesses the organization’s security posture, using the standard MITRE ATT&CK framework as the benchmark, to support management and the board in managing risk.
- Identifies and helps remediate misconfigured detective controls and log sources, as well as noisy detections, that leave organizations exposed to ransomware and theft of sensitive data.
- Continuously reduces the attack surface by delivering new, deployment-ready detections to address critical control gaps and emerging threat vectors, based on organizational priorities (APTs, threat intelligence, crown jewels, etc.).
- Increases detection engineering productivity by 10x, reducing the need to hire additional SOC personnel and minimizing the impact of organizational churn and human error.
“We believe this validates the importance and value that organizations can realize by implementing an automated security controls assessment (ASCA) solution,” said Michael Mumcuoglu, CEO and Co-Founder of CardinalOps.
See us at Black Hat 2023
CardinalOps will be demonstrating its ASCA platform for detection posture management at Black Hat 2023 in Booth #2268. Join us on Wednesday, August 9th at 4pm PDT to get your complimentary, signed hardcover copy of “Fancy Bear Goes Phishing: The Dark History of the Information Age, in Five Extraordinary Hacks” by Scott J. Shapiro, director of the Yale Cybersecurity Lab and the Yale Center for Law and Philosophy.
CardinalOps is also sponsoring Black Hat’s most highly-anticipated after-party, the Level Up party, alongside other industry leaders including ZeroFox, Snyk, VMWare, Guidepoint Security, and others. Join us for custom cocktails, amazing views of Las Vegas from atop the Delano Hotel, and a retro arcade with over 200 classic games like Zelda, Mario Kart, Donkey Kong, and more. Sign up here.
1 Gartner, Hype Cycle for Security Operations, 2023, Jonathan Nunez, Andrew Davies, 20 July 2023
2 Gartner, Hype Cycle for Workload and Network Security, 2023, Charlie Winckless, Feng Gao, 31 July 2023
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Backed by detection engineering experts with nation-state expertise, the CardinalOps platform uses automation and MITRE ATT&CK to continuously ensure you have the right detection controls in place to prevent breaches, based on a threat-informed strategy. What’s more, it improves detection engineering productivity by 10x and reduces the need to hire additional SOC personnel. Native API-driven integrations include Splunk, Microsoft Sentinel, IBM QRadar, Google Chronicle SIEM, CrowdStrike Falcon LogScale, and Sumo Logic. Learn more at cardinalops.com.
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