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Quantifying the Impact of Micro-Segmentation

Bishop Fox developed the industry’s first repeatable testing methodology to quantify the efficacy of micro-segmentation using the Illumio Adaptive Security Platform (ASP).

Efficacy of Micro Segmentation Assessment by Bishop Fox

Learn how micro-segmentation can help thwart attackers and improve enterprise security.

Attackers spend a great deal of time on lateral movement during a breach – as they surf a network, attempting to find the “trophies” they are after. Networks with little or no control over this movement provide an easy pathway for an attacker to their intended target.

Over the last few years, micro-segmentation has become an essential security control for organizations to hamper lateral movement. In the best case, micro-segmentation can nullify the threat. Even in the worst case, all that increased activity leads to an increased opportunity for detection by the defender.

But until now, the exact impact has never been effectively quantified. In this report, we share an industry-first blueprint for measuring the efficacy of micro-segmentation based on the main components of the MITRE ATT&CK® framework.

Partnering with Illumio, our red team specialists designed a testing environment and assessment methodology to demonstrate how even a simple environmental separation policy can increase the difficulty of an attacker to reach its target by at least 300%.

What's inside the report:

  • Discover the industry’s first repeatable testing methodology to benchmark the benefits of micro-segmentation solutions.
  • Review the detailed results of six attack simulations run on different workload environments.
  • Learn how properly applied micro-segmentation policy can put the brakes on lateral movement and bolster enterprise security.

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