As threats evolve to bypass prevention technologies and controls, organizations must periodically validate their IT environments are secure and controls are working properly. The challenge with this is that often an independent review is needed to get a clear, comprehensive picture of your security posture including vulnerabilities and possible cyber threats. Bringing in an external partner adds complexity, time, and often many teams don’t know where to begin when choosing a threat assessment vendor.
Another challenge is that traditional security assessments only evaluate vulnerabilities and risks of future compromise, they often do not look at past exposure, vulnerabilities, and risks.
Lastly, organizations must consider that some assessments require a permanently installed agent running 24/7 to detect threats on an endpoint.