Red-Teaming Operations enable organisations to assess the readiness and awareness against realistic attacks through scenario-based controlled incidents that take all elements (physical, cyber and human) within an organisation into account.
Successful Red-Teaming Operations require thorough planning to create realistic adversarial simulations for an organisation. Random attacks with random objectives will not deliver adequate benefits. The best planning comes from an in-depth understanding of the business and the organisation, which then translates into realistic scenarios, combining risk and threat management approaches. As part of the planning phase, it is important to identify the key risks of an organisation. These are unique to each organisation and serve as a basis to create realistic scenario-based controlled incidents.
Our experience shows that successful Red-Teaming Operations are built upon the following phases:
Red teaming exercises need to combine the right amount of technical and business understanding to become useful and representative. Therefore, a successful exercise outcome comes from working together and combining efforts and expertise of both, the red and the defending team. Working in such a collaborative setup enables outstanding red teaming exercises that matter, are focused, agile, cost-effective and as a result enhance defensive capabilities.