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Security startup wages continuous war games against networks

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jan 26, 2016.

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    Startup SafeBreach automatically assesses corporate networks to find out whether they offer up enough security loopholes for real-world attacks to succeed.

    Using software probes called simulators distributed throughout customers’ networks, SafeBreach attempts to establish connections among devices and network segments just as a hacker would do in trying to carry out malicious activity.

    These automated attempts are driven by the Hacker’s Playbook, a SafeBreach library of known attack methods that the simulators try in order to discover weaknesses and reveal how these vulnerabilities might be exploited to carry out successful breaches.

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    So simulators might find individual weaknesses in a desktop Internet connection, a credit card database and a management platform that could be strung together to nab customer credit card data. This would be reported on a single screen.

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