Autonomous Hacking

Safely test your security posture against realistic attacks

Hadrian’s agentless testing methodology takes a hacker-based approach and safely simulates attack strategies. In this way, security teams can identify the most significant security gaps more quickly, even if they are hidden and hard to get to.

Why is autonomous hacking the way forward?

Why is autonomous hacking the way forward?

Traditional pentesting and red teaming activities are mostly manual and done on an annual or ad-hoc basis. Such strategies can't keep up with evolving cybercriminals, who took less than 10 minutes to develop an exploit for log4j and scan the entire internet for vulnerable assets. With shortages of security talent, traditional testing remains infrequent and one step behind the attackers.

For this and many other reasons, old pentesting and vulnerability management practices are becoming obsolete. Hadrian combines automation and other technological innovations to offer a modern proactive strategy for testing and probing digital infrastructures. By running company-agnostic ‘hacking’ modules only when relevant, Hadrian monitors an organization's infrastructure continuously and with little intrusion. Hadrian's proactive security solution can autonomously identify critical flaws with unprecedented speed and accuracy.

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Fingerprinting external digital assets

Fingerprinting allows Hadrian to identify and assess company assets and their external functions. Through extensive contextualization Hadrian considers specificities of the software daeman and OS information, modules, libraries, input fields, authentication methods and more.

Context discovery

Understanding how your assets link to each other is key to choosing which security assessment methods will need to be deployed. By synthesizing data from active and passive scanning Hadrian gathers crucial details that help security teams determine the best strategies for defense. Cross-asset testing is key to mimicking a cybercriminal's approach to hacking. Hadrian considers how assets in a company’s attack surface link together to map digital assets at a higher level of depth and complexity.

ML-based contextualization

ML-based contextualization uses information provided by the client and collected during the reconnaissance phase to instigate a process of continuous learning. Evolving contextualization algorithms help convert insights into knowledge in order to provide key insights into critical vulnerabilities and risk prioritization.

Entry point identification

Make your unknowns known

Simulating a hacker’s approach

Hadrian uses context-based testing to simulate a hacker’s outside-in approach to testing. By mimicking an attacker’s offensive approach Hadrian provides valuable insights to security teams, empowering them to prioritize risk and defense effectively.

Context-based testing

Context-based testing is fundamental to approximating a hacker’s approach. As opposed to using the industry-standard shotgun approach, Hadrian leverages data collected during earlier discovery phases in order to run more targeted and relevant tests. Context-based testing allows for more complex tests such as multi-stage event simulations which provide deeper and more accurate security insights.

AI-based orchestrator

A combination of AI and ML-learning means Hadrian’s event-based framework is completely automated and continually improving. Using data from past discovery and reconnaissance, Hadrian determines the best course of action for which assets to test and how to test them. ML-models are then recycled to ensure continual improvement of the process.

Unconventional attack methods

Hadrian takes unconventional approaches to security testing, such as credential stuffing and DNS Hijacking. Through combining event-based systems, insights from reconnaissance, and discovery phases, Hadrian is able to mimic creative attacks. As a result, security teams will gain new insights on different attack scenarios within their attack surface.

Continuous testing and probing

Continously assess your external attack surface

Continuous testing

Event-driven architecture allows for truly continuous security assessment. Continuous testing and probing allows Hadrian to bridge the time gap between when a new risk is created and when it has been identified. As a result, clients gain accurate and real-time insights into their security posture.

Event-driven architecture

Hadrian performs relevant scans on the environment in response to changes in a company's attack surface. An event as small as a change in a DNS entry automatically triggers tests and probes that verify that no new critical risks were created.

Less intrusive

As opposed to an industry-standard shotgun approach, Hadrian’s context-based processes only run targeted tests. Using insights collected during discovery Hadrian runs only tests that are relevant to a specific event, reducing intrusion into a company's network.

Modular infrastructure

By breaking up complex technical exploits into smaller tests and probes Hadrian ensures speed and flexibility. Modules consisting of new data, tools and notifications run in parallel to each other and create subsequent events which propagate more modules. Thousands of event-chains simulate complex exploits.

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