To improve an organization’s cybersecurity readiness, you need to test that your detection and prevention technologies work as intended and that your security program is performing as best it can. Research from a Poneman Institute survey found that amongst over 500 information technology and security leaders across sectors, 53 percent said they were uncertain about the effectiveness and performance of their cybersecurity capabilities.1 The reason? Even the most advanced security controls fail due to human error and configuration drift, and when they do, they fail silently. They need to be tested continuously to ensure performance. By analogy, even the best sports teams in the world need to exercise and prepare their defenses for attacks. If they don’t train, they atrophy. To ensure readiness, everyone needs to prepare for known threats.