We all know that the cybersecurity vendor landscape is extensive and looks complex. Although there is a gap in cybersecurity talent worldwide, there’s certainly no lack of products in the marketplace that provide defenders with threat visibility and security controls. When shortlisting vendors that can help build a threat-informed cyber defense, most companies try to build a patchwork puzzle: they look to identify which ones should be considered based on the adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that they intend to disrupt.
Tidal Cyber is helping these companies by offering a curated registry of cybersecurity vendors mapped to the widely adopted MITRE ATT&CK® framework, which enables organizations to see how vendors address specific adversary TTPs and know the coverage they have in their existing security stack. This way, Tidal Cyber’s users can easily narrow the scope of their vendor research based on claimed capabilities to mitigate, protect, detect, respond, and test those TTPs that are relevant to their program.
Picnic recently partnered with Tidal Cyber and joined the Tidal Product Registry; Tidal’s users can now quickly see Picnic’s scope within the MITRE ATT&CK framework and compare it with other vendors. This high-level competitive view of the vendor landscape mapped to MITRE’s matrix of TTPs provides relevancy and focus and demonstrates why Picnic is unique in the marketplace. The Tidal Product Registry is free for anyone to use, so there’s no reason not to take advantage of it.
How Picnic stands out
Picnic is squarely focused on delivering capabilities and services to protect the human attack surface. We expose the intersection of threat intelligence, target intelligence, and human vulnerabilities to more effectively prioritize risk remediations, which are delivered through a combination of out-of-the-box integrations that enable automation and by specialized services. There’s no additional workload for our customers, as Picnic delivers a frictionless and effortless solution that preempts, prevents, and protects against social engineering and credential stuffing attacks.
The human element remains the single largest source of security breaches, with stolen credentials and social engineering being the top methods for gaining initial access. According to Verizon’s 2023 DBIR, most analyzed cyber breaches are the result of one or the other of these attack vectors or a combination of the two. While both social engineering and credential stuffing rely on OSINT data tied to the human element, paradoxically most cybersecurity vendors focus on securing devices, cloud and other applications, and other targets, without addressing the exposed PII of employees and supply chain contractors that attackers leverage for social engineering and initial access. Picnic fills this critical security gap by delivering enterprise-wide protection of the human attack surface by remediating exposed PII in the wild and integrating with internal controls to break reconnaissance chains used by attackers. This allows companies to shift from detection and response to prevention. The impact we can make on operational, legal, reputational, and financial risk reduction by focusing on reducing human risk is quite substantial and well beyond that what traditional cyber awareness training can deliver.
The advent of generative AI is providing a boost for social engineers, who can now feed harvested employee data into AI language models to craft compelling and hyper-personalized phishing messages at scale. As you will see in the Tidal Product Registry, Picnic’s solution focuses on disrupting attacker reconnaissance and resource development to protect against initial access. By neutralizing and reducing the right parts of the human attack surface, Picnic denies adversaries the amount of information that they would otherwise need to feed into the AI to craft convincing social engineering attacks and blocks social engineering and credential compromise attack pathways. Picnic disrupts attacks early in the kill chain by taking key preemptive steps that minimize and protect the human attack surface.
How Picnic protects the human attack surface
Picnic continuously prioritizes relevant and timely threat intelligence, correlates it to data-driven human risk assessments across your organization, automatically prioritizes all possible remediations, and automates protection wherever possible. When automation is not possible (i.e., taking down personally identifiable information from data brokers, requesting attack infrastructure takedowns), Picnic mitigates the risk via specialized services.
With Picnic, organizations can protect their high-value targets and can identify and manage the risk of highly accessible employees and supply chain contractors that are more likely to be targeted by threat actors active in their industry. Picnic’s unique capabilities and remediations allow companies to fill a critical security gap and finally shift from detection and response to preventing attacks that exploit the human element, leading to fewer attacks, reduced cybersecurity operational costs, and an improved security posture.
To learn how Picnic dominates the industry when it comes to protecting against the Reconnaissance and Resource Development TTPs in the MITRE ATT&CK framework, check out the Tidal Product Registry and reach out to our team for a demonstration of the capabilities of Picnic’s solution.
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