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US Cyber Agency Urges Companies to Automate Threat Testing (1)

Sept. 14, 2022, 4:19 PM

The US government’s cyber defense agency is recommending for the first time that companies embrace automated continuous testing to protect against longstanding online threats.

The guidance, from a cluster of US and international agencies published on Wednesday, urges businesses to shore up their defenses by continually validating their security program against known threat behaviors, rather than a more piecemeal approach.

“The authoring agencies recommend continually testing your security program, at scale,” according to an alert from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and several other US and international agencies. The alert warned malicious cyber actors allegedly affiliated with the ...