Friday 5th November 2021

Assume Breach – Jisc Security Conference

Our Senior Network Engineer Duncan Ross will be presenting at the Jisc Security Conference which runs from the 9th to 11th of November.

Duncan will be giving a presentation on the Assume Breach Strategy and how IP Performance have helped their customers’ with this approach to Cyber Security. Duncan will discuss how the strategy has been implemented with our Cyber Breach Workshop, our Swarm-SecOps security service and tools like Pentera’s Automated Security Validation platform.

So what does Assume Breach mean? 

It doesn’t mean we stop trying to prevent breaches but simply means that despite the confidence we have in our defensive protections, we assume adversaries can and will find a way to penetrate security defences. 

The strategy is made up of 3 core pillars War Games, Centralised logging and Monitoring and Penetration Testing. 

This strategy allows defences to be seen from an attacker’s point of view and includes tests to discover and fix vulnerabilities. By taking the ‘Assume Breach’ approach, organisations are proactively putting in place technical capabilities and softer processes to ensure they can react quickly and efficiently during a cyber incident.

  • IP-Performance recently ran 2 virtual cyber breach response workshops for Elmbridge Borough Council and we cannot recommend them highly enough. As well as lots of practical resources & templates to take away, the second day culminates with an simulation which brings a cyberattack to life. It’s highly interactive, slightly stressful, but most importantly really makes you think! There’s a definite buzz around cyber at Elmbridge now thanks to Phil and team.

    Nikki Benge, ICT Business Manager,
    Elmbridge Borough Council