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Attack Path Mapping

Gain unparalleled visibility into the most likely attact vectors in your network. Create prioritised,threat- and risk-based cyber defences which yield genuine security advantages in terms of preventing,detecting, and responding to malicious activity.

Today's Challenge

Security teams today are overwhelmed with vulnerabilities and false positives, preventing decisive and effective action.

Conventional threat and vulnerability management solutions, in combination with manual methods, present thousands of theoretical attack vectors that cannot be prioritised, meaning crucial vulnerabilities are frequently overlooked.

As backlogs continue to expand and adversaries enhance their speed and accuracy, timeframes for resolving security issues are reaching critical levels, elevating the risks faced by organisations.

The benefits of JUMPSEC APM

A human driven, risk based approach establishes a deep understanding of your business, high value assets and relevant threat intelligence.

We specialise in identifying and mapping the potential paths that an attacker could exploit to gain access, escalate privileges, and move through your network to achieve specific malicious objectives. This comprehensive approach allows your organisation to eliminate inconclusive results and reduce time-consuming distractions while ultimately prioritising remediation efforts in the most critical risk areas.

Key Features

Benefits of Attack Path Mapping

Focuses on truly exploitable issues which enable an attacker to progress toward their objective. By building targeted controls against the most pivotal attacker actions, organisations can maximise the security value of their investment.

Understanding of how well the network tolerates real world-style attack patterns.

Visibility of the environment and its susceptibility to compromise as part of a real-world attack.

Insight to the level of sophistication an attacker needs to successfully compromise the system.

Demonstration of how effectively the network meets the specific stated security objectives.

Identification of additional prevention and detection controls to close or restrict the attacker’s ability to traverse the attack paths identified, thereby controlling the risk of the end-goal being achieved.

Many organisations fail to generate real cyber security improvement because they repeat the same types of activities each year. For most organisations, the level of security never truly improves over time. At best it stays the same, and at worst it declines as attackers effectively invest more than defenders.

What our clients say...

“JUMPSEC consistently provides high quality and reliable support, demonstrating expert knowledge in their field and composure in challenging situations, which gives us full confidence that they are the right security partner for the job!”

Groupe Atlantic

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Why Attack Path Mapping improves your cyber defences.

Many organisations fail to generate real cyber security improvement because they repeat the same types of activities each year. For most organisations, the level of security never truly improves over time. At best it stays the same, and at worst it declines as attackers effectively invest more than defenders.

Data Sheet

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Gain unparalleled visibility into the most likely attack vectors malicious intruders will seek to exploit within your network.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Attack Path management?

Attack path management (APM) will provide you insights into your security weaknesses, as seen through the eyes of your attack. If you can understand potential attack paths you can build stronger security defences this enables you to cut off these attack pathways and shut down attacks before threat actors move further into your network and systems.

What is attack path mapping?

An attack path map is a graph of the component actions which an attacker must perform to achieve a malicious goal.

Understanding what an organisation must defend using attack paths facilitates an accurate understanding of which systems, technologies, processes, and users are most likely to be targeted, and how they are most likely to be abused. Mapping the most prominent paths enables the implementation of targeted prevention, detection, and response controls to effectively harden the network against threats.

How Attack path mapping overcomes traditional security limitations

The approach is designed to overcome the limitations of typical penetration testing and red team exercises, typically a covert exercise which follows the path of least resistance, taking the shortest and narrowest possible route to the objective. This means that fewer attack paths can be explored, fewer controls are tested, and therefore fewer improvements can be identified. In contrast, attack path mapping is a collaborative exercise that enables holistic and scalable assessment of a large environment, delivering greater findings and improvement opportunities whilst maintaining the demonstrable impact of an attack simulation.

Why do an Attack Path Mapping exercise with JUMPSEC?

JUMPSEC’s human driven methodology possesses a number of advantages over industry-standard approaches by providing assurance at-scale, focusing on the targeted testing of controls which directly contribute to the success of failure of an attack with clear and tangible business impact.

Unlike a product only solution, JUMPSEC doesn’t overwhelm your security teams by revealing 1000s of vulns and theoretical paths that you cannot prioritise. We identify and investigate the paths that pose the biggest and most genuine risks to your business. Mapping attack paths is highly tailored and context-dependent. While attackers will often use similar tooling and tradecraft, many out-of-the-box monitoring solutions fall short here.

Our goal is to maximise the value to our clients, providing actionable recommendations to improve your security.

Key Benefits

  • Identifying attack paths using a risk based approach you identify the most risky attack paths to your business.
  • Gives you Insight to the level of sophistication an attacker needs to successfully compromise the system.
  • Provides holistic view – Unlike manual red teaming and pen testing exercises, APM provides a broader perspective by enabling you to run simulations from multiple areas of your network
  • Enhnace your offensive perspective with an adversarial exercise.
  • Understanding the most prevalent paths ensures that any investment in implementing, testing, and maintaining controls provides a clear security advantage, improving resilience and reducing susceptibility to attack.

What is the objective of an Attack path Mapping?

The objective of the exercise is to enumerate and validate the network’s most prevalent attack paths – the most likely routes that an attacker will take to traverse the environment and attain the required level of permission and access to perform technical actions-on-objective, and thereby achieve their malicious goals.

The achievement of the attacker goals will be aligned with key threats and risks that you are determined to avoid. The project will identify and test the most prevalent paths to the systems and functionality which will enable an attacker to cause real harm.

Achieve the cyber security outcomes you need.

We work to enable effective cyber security for our clients; helping them to future proof their cyber defences and realise genuine improvement over time.