Thoughts on Cisco acquisition of Kenna Security
- The ability to capture your environment in a unified view
- Enabling a triage prioritizing of the most likely vulnerability scenario based on quantified metrics
- The power of automation to continuously adapt to a changing landscape driven by the increased threat but also by business demand for faster pace of change
I applaud this as a first step in the right direction. However, we have discovered that in order to assess and understand the true threat, all aspects, not just software vulnerabilities need to be considered. Additional input aspects must also be included, such as threats, software and infrastructure vulnerabilities, network architecture, data flows, IAM implementations, human behavior , (such as risk of phishing), etc and in both combination and contextualization.
To tackle true risk-based multifaceted vulnerability management in an every increasing complex and fast changing landscape we will need more powerful tools. Adding AI through Attack Simulations to mimic how an attacker uses hacks and lateral movement has the ability to address the multidimensional problem that is beyond the human mind to grasp.
While Cisco’s vision, to “radically simplify security and help customers improve their security posture”, is a huge task it should be the absolute need for every CISO and security organization to demand from future cyber security tool providers. If you are curious about how AI through attack simulations can take your risk-based multifaceted vulnerability management to the next level, I will be happy to speak with you.
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