Adversary simulation is a type of security testing that involves simulating a cyber-attack to identify vulnerabilities in an organization’s security measures and procedures. The simulation is conducted by an independent third party to ensure that the organization’s security measures are effective and meet industry standards. The simulation may include a variety of attack.
The goal of a red team assessment is to identify vulnerabilities in an organization’s systems, processes, and people that could be exploited by an attacker to gain unauthorized access or cause other types of damage.
During a red team assessment, a team of experienced security professionals (the “red team”) will use a variety of techniques to attempt to breach an organization’s defenses. This may involve social engineering attacks, such as phishing emails or phone calls, as well as technical attacks, such as exploiting vulnerabilities in software or hardware. The red team may also attempt to physically breach the organization’s premises to gain access to sensitive areas or equipment.
A red team assessment can identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in an organization's security defenses that might not be apparent through other types of assessments. By simulating a real-world attack, a red team can test an organization's defenses in a more realistic and comprehensive way.
A red team assessment can test an organization's incident response capabilities, including its ability to detect and respond to an attack. This can help identify gaps in response plans and procedures, which can be addressed before an actual attack occurs.
A red team assessment can help raise awareness of security risks among employees and stakeholders. By simulating real-world attacks, a red team can demonstrate the potential impact of a successful attack and help employees understand the importance of following security policies and procedures.
By identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses, a red team assessment can help an organization improve its security posture and strengthen its defenses against real-world attacks. This can include implementing new security controls, improving security policies and procedures, and providing training to employees.
Many regulatory standards and frameworks require regular security testing, including red team assessments, to ensure compliance. A successful red team assessment can help demonstrate to regulators and auditors that an organization is taking security seriously and is taking steps to identify and address vulnerabilities.
Our red team assessments are designed to help organizations identify vulnerabilities and improve their overall security posture by simulating real-world attacks. Here’s an overview of our red team assessment procedure:
Before we begin a red team assessment, we'll work with you to define the scope of the assessment, including which systems, applications, and personnel will be included. We'll also discuss the objectives of the assessment and any specific testing requirements or limitations.
Once we have a clear scope and objectives, we'll begin our reconnaissance and information gathering phase. This may involve gathering information about your organization from publicly available sources, as well as conducting social engineering attacks to gather information from employees.
With the information we've gathered, we'll begin testing your organization's security defenses by attempting to exploit vulnerabilities in your systems, applications, and personnel. We'll use a variety of techniques, including social engineering attacks, technical attacks, and physical security testing.
Once we've gained access to your systems, we'll attempt to escalate privileges and move laterally within your network to gather additional information or access sensitive data.
After the assessment is complete, we'll provide you with a detailed report of our findings, including any vulnerabilities or weaknesses that we identified. We'll also provide recommendations for remediation and improvement, as well as guidance on how to prioritize these recommendations based on the risk they pose to your organization.
Once you've implemented the recommended remediation actions, we'll conduct a retest to ensure that the vulnerabilities have been properly addressed and that your organization's security posture has been improved.