Irreducibly Complex Systems

An Introduction to Continuous Security Testing

Continuous security testing (CST) is a new strategy for validating your cyber defenses. We buy security products that promise to protect us, like EDR, but how do we know they're working? CST takes the stance that endpoints are the center of your infrastructure universe. Whether the operating system verticalizes defense or a third party is bolted on, it is the job of the endpoint to protect itself from within. This new concept dictates testing should occur around the clock, in production and at scale. It provides an open model that others can use to approach testing and finally answer the question: Do you know with certainty that your defenses will protect you against the latest threats?