Challenge your organisation’s ability to detect and respond to a targeted cyber-attack
Red teaming is the practice of deploying a team of qualified ethical hackers to conduct a simulated cyber-attack. By closely replicating modern adversarial techniques, a red teaming engagement comprehensively tests your organisation’s ability to detect and respond to breaches and helps to harden defences against current and future threats.
Discover the benefits of a cyber-attack simulation
Modern cybercriminals are persistent, sophisticated and well resourced. In the process of targeting your business, they will conduct in-depth reconnaissance and seek to exploit all possible routes of compromise. In a constantly evolving threat landscape, it’s essential that you adopt the mindset that a breach is inevitable, regardless of preventative technologies in place.
Despite vast and growing global investment in security technology, many organisations are unaware of the nature of the threats they face and unsure how they would identify and respond effectively to a cyber-attack. To aid preparedness, testing defences against a real-world red teaming attack can help to identify exposed assets, gauge the effectiveness of incident response capabilities, quantify potential financial and reputational damage and channel future investments.
Above and beyond the scope of a penetration test
Red teaming is designed to exceed the remit of a traditional penetration test. By pushing your virtual and physical defences to the limit, a simulated cyber-attack provides an extensive security assessment that identifies and safely exploits vulnerabilities in technology, processes and human behaviour.
While a penetration test concludes when a specific target has been compromised, a cyber-attack simulation will attempt to traverse the exposed network further in an attempt to mirror the tactics, techniques and procedures of a genuine adversary. Working within pre-defined rules of engagement, red teaming relies on a methodical and patient approach to attack, including an extensive reconnaissance phase and varied hacking methods including social engineering, custom malware deployment and physical intrusion.
A key objective of red teaming is to evade detection for the length of an engagement. While a penetration test is conducted on scoped assets, red teaming uses multiple command and control channels to escalate privileges and aid lateral movement. This creates multiple channels of attack that enables ethical hackers to maintain their presence on target networks and systematically identify valuable data that could be otherwise exfiltrated.
Exposing gaps in your security by thinking like the adversary
As one of the highest accredited ethical hacking companies in the UK, Redscan offers flexible red teaming engagements for your business’ security assessment needs. By adopting the mindset of a cybercriminal and providing clear advice, our CREST and OSCE certified experts exposing wide-ranging gaps in your security and offer clear, actionable advice to remediate risks.