Testing the effectiveness of defences with a real-world attack simulation

Aware of his responsibility under the Financial Conduct Authority's Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) to protect against data security breaches, the CEO of an international trading organisation commissioned Redscan’s Red Team ethical hackers to perform a real-world attack simulation.

The three-month long, covert and exhaustive exercise revealed significant and fundamental information security risks. With this insight, the organisation was able to subsequently prioritise security projects and improve board-level confidence in its ability to avert and detect breaches.