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Navigating the MITRE ATT&CK Matrix for Enterprise with A Zero Trust Mindset

By March 22, 2024 No Comments

Author: Chase Snyder, Sr. PMM, Xage Security

Enterprises in every industry are facing an unprecedented level of cyber threats. While businesses are investing heavily in cybersecurity, the number and severity of security incidents and data breaches that occur continues to rise. A 2023 survey indicated that 79% of security leaders had been surprised by a security incident that evaded security controls they thought they had in place. 

To combat these challenges, understanding the MITRE ATT&CK Matrix for Enterprise and implementing Zero Trust models have become crucial. Xage has put together a brief video and a technical brief introducing the MITRE ATT&CK Framework for Enterprise, and how a zero trust approach to cybersecurity can reduce the risk of cyberattacks against any enterprise.

Key Zero Trust capabilities for preventing attacks:

  • Zero Trust Identity and Access Management: Xage enhances security by rigorously verifying every device and user identity, thereby blocking common attack vectors like stolen account credentials.
  • Least Privilege Access: By granting minimal access necessary for users, Xage significantly limits potential damage from techniques like Privilege Escalation and Lateral Movement.
  • Continuous Monitoring and Breach Prevention: Xage’s vigilant monitoring of network access prevents policy violations, crucial for thwarting Command and Control tactics.
  • Encryption and Data Access Control: Ensuring all communications are encrypted and controlling data access strictly helps in combating data threats and unintended sharing.
  • Segmentation and Microsegmentation: By creating isolated secure zones, Xage efficiently protects against tactics targeting enterprise network vulnerabilities.

Real-World Impact

Organizations using Xage’s Zero Trust solutions, such as major energy companies and the U.S. Space Force, have seen substantial improvements in their cybersecurity posture. Additionally, tests by the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab validated Xage’s effectiveness against critical MITRE techniques.

In the complex cyber environment of today’s enterprises, the integration of the MITRE ATT&CK Matrix with Xage’s Zero Trust solutions provides a dynamic defense mechanism. This combination is essential for securing enterprise infrastructures against sophisticated cyberattacks, ensuring both security and operational efficiency.

Download our technical brief for a deeper dive on how Xage’s solutions can fortify your defenses across every aspect of the MITRE ATT&CK framework for Enterprise.

For organizations operating Industrial Control Systems, check out how Xage Zero Trust Access applies to the MITRE ATT&CK Framework for ICS.