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November 16, 2023

SBS Institute: Assumed Breach Testing: Why should you test as if a hacker is already in your network?


On average, an organization takes 287 days to detect and contain a data breach. Hackers today are very good at breaking into networks and staying undetected for long periods before executing their ultimate objectives. When a cyber incident inevitably occurs, your best bet is to assume your network is compromised and act accordingly rather than think you’re not compromised and carry on as usual.

One of the most important questions to ask yourself is: “If a hacker was in my network, would I know?” Testing your internal and external network security controls regularly is an important way to find the answer. But what happens if the Penetration Test has little or no success?

Assumed-breach testing simulates the initial foothold an attacker might obtain, allowing for more in-depth testing and providing a unique perspective of the organization’s readiness for a real-world breach. Assumed-breach testing helps answer the question of “what can happen if we were breached?”

How You Will Benefit:

  • Modern Cyber Attack Vectors
  • Identifying your data stores
  • Lateral Movement and Persistence
  • Privilege Escalation
  • Data Exfiltration
  • How to perform Assumed-Breach Testing
  • And more!


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