Red Team Testing

Red Team Testing

Effective, combined, real-world attack methodologies

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Red Team Testing

The driving principle of conducting a Red Team Test is: “Know thyself”. This testing has a proven methodology for understanding how well your organisation would fare against a real-life cyber attack.

Unlike conventional security penetration testing which seeks to assess the security controls deployed in the systems that host your sensitive data. Red Team Testing also seeks to test the security controls you have implemented in your staff and operating locations that if exploited, could provide access to this data to an attacker.

You don’t know what you don’t know – until you test what you think you know.

Let Risk Crew design and deliver a systematic Red Teaming engagement to holistically test the security controls in all the pathways to your sensitive data and achieve the best return on investment for your cyber security testing budget.

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Features and Components

Our comprehensive Red Team Testing service is customised to meet your specific information security risk goals and objectives. The primary features and components include:

Clear Rules of Engagement

Agreed testing scope, target objectives, threat actor roles, barred tools or techniques, timeframes, Incident Response control triggers and reporting deliverables.

Red Team Testing Methodology

Comprehensive digital footprinting and OSINT gathering. Attack vector identification and mapping. Multi-vector and level attack engagements.

Real Knowledge Transfer

Detailed report of findings and remedial recommendations. Audio and/or video recordings of attacks. Visual evidence of breaches achieved. Workshop to ensure understanding of findings.

Risk Crew Deliverables

Our cost-effective Red Team Testing will result in the following deliverables to your organisation:

Red Team Testing Benefits

A good Red Team engagement will both validate the effectiveness of your existing controls and identify previously unrecognised vulnerabilities in the technology, people, and physical security controls you depend on to protect your sensitive information assets. Knowing your weaknesses is more important than knowing your strengths.

Risk Crew’s Red Team penetration testing will:

✓ Provide a real-life measure of your organisations capability to identify real threats to real vulnerabilities and in real-time

✓ Validate the effectiveness of your existing controls and identify previously unrecognised vulnerabilities in people, process and technology

✓ Help to prevent or appropriately identify and respond to unauthorised access attempts

✓ Confirmation that the overall effectiveness of your information security meets your risk appetite

Why Choose Risk Crew

Our skilled and experienced security engineers implement proven Red Team Testing methodologies using proprietary and open-source tools ensuring they can effectively assess your business’s capabilities to detect and mitigate cyber attacks. We don’t assume, we verify.

Our deliverables produce metrics you can use to monitor and manage real-world cyber risks.

Here at Risk Crew, we don’t sell product, we sell results. Get some.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is Red Team testing?
    Technically, a Red Team is an independent group that challenges an organisation to improve its effectiveness by assuming an adversarial role or point of view – seeing the organisation through an adversary’s eyes. In information or cyber security context, a Red Team is a group of ethical hackers that design and execute a series of coordinated technical and social engineering attacks on an organisation’s people, process and technology to simulate how an intruder could obtain unauthorised access to its systems or information assets.
    What is the difference between a Red Team and a Blue Team?
    In information security terms, Red Teams are external entities brought in to test the effectiveness of an information security risk management program. Blue Team refers to the internal resources charged with executing the information security risk management program and defending the business from a cyber-attack. The purpose of a Red Team is to identify ways to improve the Blue Team.
    What's the difference between penetration testing and Red Team Testing?
    A security penetration test uses the methodology of identifying and attempting to exploit security weaknesses associated with an organisation’s technology systems to get unauthorised access or access to a specific target. Red Team Testing is the methodology of identifying and attempting to exploit weaknesses in an organisation’s people, process and technology systems to get unauthorised access to a specific target. Penetration testing is included in Red Team testing.
    What are examples of typical Red Team exercises?
    Typical Red Team exercises would include technical penetration testing, phishing or telephone pretexting staff for passwords or attempting to bypass office physical access controls in order to upload an unauthorised application (i.e. spyware). The specific attack methodology would be driven by the security awareness culture of the organisation.
    What is a Red Team methodology?
    A Red Team testing methodology should be a flexible framework bespoke to the target organisation’s culture and objectives and at minimum be comprised of the following activities:
    1. Establishing the testing scope (people, processes, technology)
    2. Establishing the rules of engagement
    3. Establishing the testing target(s) and/or objective(s)
    4. Establishing the testing timelines
    5. Conducting target reconnaissance and intelligence gathering
    6. Designing the attacks (people, processes & technology)
    7. Executing the attacks
    8. Evidence tagging
    9. Report of findings & remedial recommendations
    10. Provide metrics for future testing