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As security practitioners, we strive to serve as your trusted advisor.

At Horizon3.ai, know that we’ve been in your shoes, working in the SOC, dealing with auditors, serving as CIOs & CTOs, and pouring our hearts and souls into ensuring our organization is secure. We’ve worked cybersecurity both in industry and in support of national security, fighting the toughest cyber adversaries out there.

Below are some lessons we’ve learned, most of which have been incorporated into our product to help accelerate your security programs.

As security practitioners, we strive to serve as your trusted advisor.

At Horizon3.ai, know that we’ve been in your shoes, working in the SOC, dealing with auditors, serving as CIOs & CTOs, and pouring our hearts and souls into ensuring our organization is secure. We’ve worked cybersecurity both in industry and in support of national security, fighting the toughest cyber adversaries out there.

Below are some lessons we’ve learned, most of which have been incorporated into our product to help accelerate your security programs.

Purple Team Culture

Typically the Red Team’s job is to embarrass the Blue Team. The Red Team shows up with a bit of swagger, conducts reconnaissance like and attacker, and finds a path in. At the end, they publish a report that points out the ugliness of your enterprise and they move on to the next engagement. Meanwhile the Blue Team, most of whom have barely seen their families as they work tireless to secure the enterprise, are left with a .pdf report full of screenshots, claims, and lots of questions. This Red vs. Blue approach to cybersecurity is unsustainable, and often does more harm than good. The goal should be Red AND Blue, working together as a purple team to improve the security posture of the organization. The Red Team is continuously identifying critical attack vectors and ineffective security controls, informing the Blue team on where to prioritize their fix-actions and how to better tune their security detection tools. Here are some lessons we learned as we established a Purple Team culture in our organizations, and how Node Zero can help accelerate your journey.

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Vulnerable Exploitable

We’ve all been there – some vulnerability scanner or penetration test report identifies a critical security finding, and as we scramble to understand the attack vector, we realize that it was a false positive, or worse, exploitation requires some obtuse, highly unlikely set of conditions. Regardless, the most experienced people on the team just wasted hours digging into the finding and will waste many more hours trying to explain to superiors that it’s a non-issue. That time could have used that time fixing real attack vectors that could make us the next news headline. Being vulnerable doesn’t mean you’re exploitable, and if we want to improve our security posture, we need to continuously find, fix, and verify exploitable attack vectors. Learn more about our experiences and methodology for assessing exploitability, how Node Zero provides the proof and path of exploitation, so you can confidently inform your team of what’s real and what’s BS.

Catch up, Keep up, & Stay ahead

Your first 100 days as a CISO/CIO

During that first day on the job, you walk in as a CISO or CIO with a bit of swagger. You know you’re about to start on a fastpaced, high-stress rollercoaster. What you don’t know is where all the bodies are buried. Though you’re about to brief your big vision to the CEO, the Board, and to Regulators, that vision means nothing if you get breached tonight. So what do you do? Where do you start? From our experience as former CIO’s, the best approach is a Catch Up, Keep Up, and Stay Ahead plan.

Step 1: Catch up – immediately assess the security posture of your organization to understand the attack vectors that threaten your critical data, your most important business systems, and other assets that, if stolen or disrupted, will make you the next news headline. Once you’ve assessed the threat, surge your experts to immediately fix the misconfigurations and vulnerabilities that enable the attack, while also verifying the effectiveness of your security tools, processes, and policies.

Step 2: Keep up – now that the urgent threat vectors are understood and remediated, establish a Purple Team culture that continuously assesses your security posture to ensure you don’t drift back into the danger zone. Step 3: Stay ahead – continuously look at your enterprise through the eyes of the attacker, focusing on specific attack vectors that align to threat intelligence. Are you ready to respond to Ransomware? If APT29 is targeting your sector, can you detect and disrupt their known tactics, techniques, and procedures? Learn more about how Node Zero can help you catch up, keep up, and stay ahead.

Learn more about how Node Zero can conduct credential attacks against your enterprise and help you identify your security blindspots.

Let our experts walk you through a demonstration of NodeZero, so you can see how to put it to work for your company.

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