Each year, MITRE Engenuity™ conducts independent evaluations of cybersecurity products to help government and industry make better decisions to combat security threats and improve industry’s threat detection capabilities. These evaluations are based on MITRE ATT&CK®, which is widely recognized as the de facto framework for tracking adversarial tactics and techniques. At McAfee we know that cybercriminals are always evolving their tradecraft, and we are committed to providing blue teams (cyber defenders) the capabilities needed to win the game. To do so, we believe in the importance of putting our security solutions through rigorous testing. To demonstrate our commitment, McAfee has participated in all MITRE Engenuity Enterprise Evaluations to date, including the previous round 1 (APT3 emulation) and round 2 (APT29 emulation).
Today, MITRE Engenuity released the results of the Carbanak and FIN7 evaluations (round 3) that were conducted over the last few months. McAfee participated in this evaluation, along with 28 other vendors, which tested the capabilities of their cybersecurity solutions, in what has been the most comprehensive ATT&CK Evaluation to date, covering 20 major steps and 174 sub-steps.
For the first time ever, MITRE Engenuity offered an optional extension to the detection evaluations to examine a vendor’s ability to protect against specific adversary techniques utilized by these groups. This was also the first time that the evaluations went beyond Windows systems and addressed techniques aimed at the Linux devices that are often used on networks as file servers or domain controllers.
While it’s important to note that the goal of these A ..