Threat-Based Security at the Intersection of MITRE ATT&CK and NIST CSF


Managing alerts and responding to incidents are the most dramatic and visible aspects of cybersecurity. But maintaining the tactical actions of a buzzing “alert factory” is not enough to protect a business long-term.

The greater part of modern security ops functions at a deeper strategic level through industry frameworks and best practices for threat-based security.


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Key Concepts:

This white paper examines how to use the NIST CSF in conjunction with MITRE ATT&CK to help define and enact a threat-based approach to cybersecurity. Get an overview of the frameworks themselves and learn the value of using them together to build a mature security model.
  • Assessing and Maturity Modeling with NIST CSF
  • Investigating Methods of Compromise with MITRE ATT&CK
  • Breaking the Intrusion Kill Chain
  • Enacting and Operationalizing Threat-Based Security
  • Using Security Heat Maps for Threat Assessment and Mitigation
  • Implementing Proactive Measures Based on Threat Hunting

About Avertium

Avertium brings enterprise-level security to the many mid-sized and larger organizations that don't have access to comprehensive, specialized protection. One of the largest cybersecurity services providers to the mid-to-enterprise market, Avertium is forged out of three award-winning cybersecurity services companies, each with a unique perspective on the security landscape. 

More than 1,200 organizations in industries ranging from financial services and manufacturing, to technology and healthcare have come to rely on Avertium's show-no-weakness approach to managed security, consulting and compliance services. The company's dual security operations centers are located in Arizona and Tennessee.