Red teaming is the process of attempting to hack into your systems in order to test their security. A Red Team can be an externally contracted group of pen testers or a team within your own company, but their goal is the same in either case: to imitate a genuinely malevolent actor and try to break into your systems.
Imagine a fictional situation to better understand the importance of Red Teams. An organisation may have a well-developed pentesting methodology and thus be certain that external actors will not be able to hack its systems. A Red Team may recognise this and try a more direct approach, such as forging an employee access card, entering your building, and claiming to be “from IT.” In some situations, cooperative employees will allow them to view, copy, and leave with sensitive information. Sounds like something out of a story? It occurs, believe it or not
Consider how your organization would fare in the face of a simulated attack that used the same adversarial tools, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) as criminals. Attackers look for weaknesses in procedures, technology, and people. We look for faults and put preventive measures to the test.
Organizations confront dangers from nation, states, criminal gangs, political activists, and recreational hackers, to name a few. Despite their disparate motivations, these threat actors share one benefit. Time.
Unlike traditional penetration testing, which are conducted under a strict time frame, SysYork Red Teaming from SysYork Security Services is intended to simulate a real-world attack. Testers will study targets and determine the best times to launch attacks, exactly like a malicious attacker would.
The scope of participation includes all available attack surfaces from the agreed-upon vantage point (internal or external) and includes network and application layers, physical security, and personnel security awareness.
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