Smarter Penetration Tests
At the end of the day, data center operators can’t have confidence in any security strategy if it doesn’t stand up to a real-world test – or as close to a real-world test as they can get without getting breached. To do this, they typically use penetration testing and attack simulations. But these tests are time consuming and difficult, and few companies can afford to do them frequently.
But data center environments can change quickly. A data center that was highly secure one day could have unexpected security holes the next. Intelligence is coming to the rescue here, too, with new AI-powered, automated penetration tests.
“This method of continuous testing overcomes the barriers posed by traditional testing, such as time and cost,” said Marcus Carey, enterprise architect at ReliaQuest, a Florida-based cybersecurity company. “Attack simulations can span many more processes and security controls without disrupting day-to-day business operations.” With continuous tests, security teams can get insight into the day-to-day performance of their security models.
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