Frost and Sullivan’s white paper highlights the importance of using automated tools like BAS in identifying security gaps. In Automated Breach and Attack Simulation: The Cost & Risk Reduction Revolution is Here, Frost & Sullivan’s Global Cybersecurity Program Leader Jarad Carleton writes, “Leveraging advanced automated BAS technology is a best practice that more enterprises with a large number of endpoints need to embrace. It will unquestionably enable organizations to raise the bar on security hygiene while simultaneously allowing IT departments to become more efficient.”
A Critical Period for Cybersecurity
In 2019, there were roughly 2.3 billion endpoints globally, according to Carleton. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing millions of workers to telecommute, the job of maintaining endpoint security has become much more complex, as workers use their devices outside of the office and away from IT oversight and assistance.
Carleton notes that today’s organizations must deal with vulnerabilities arising from