The go-to security test for most organizations is pen testing, wherein cybersecurity experts purposefully attack a network to identify security flaws, leaks, vulnerabilities, or exploitable defects. However, traditional penetration testing has ceased to be the highly effective testing tool it once was. With the rapid evolution and overwhelming frequency/volume of cyber attacks, organizations need something more advanced and deep-reaching. Relying on traditional pen testing can be a vulnerability itself.
This is where the idea of a continuous security validation platform comes in. Instead of doing penetration testing periodically, the tests are conducted indefinitely. To make this possible, automation is employed to significantly reduce the cost and manpower involved in the process.
Read more in Brilliance Security magazine here.