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Offensive Security Services

Red Teaming

Our red teaming service delivers a focused, scenario-based adversary simulation driven by narrowed security objectives

Put all your defences to the test with increased stealth, narrowed objectives and expert guidance

Why choose a red team?

Red Teaming delivers an adversary simulation service that recreates actual attack scenarios on available, and exposed attack surfaces. Ultimately, it tests your Blue Team’s ability to detect and respond to attacks, assessing if they’re responding to breaches in an appropriate manner. 

Content Security's red teaming services go the extra mile

Our team emulates actual, stealthy attackers, providing you with a more realistic picture of the risks posed to your assets. The scope of a red team engagement is limitless in nature, meaning we’ll use any means necessary to achieve the defined goals, using tactics such as social engineering, phishing, physical intrusion and deploying custom malware.


Red teaming unveils problem areas and drives real improvements in your security

In fact, 98% of red teaming engagements lead to more targeted increases in security investments

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At a glance, penetration testing and red teaming may seem very similar in nature

However, red teaming is not confined to the same time and scope restraints as pentesting

Traditional penetration testing can be limited due to time and scope constraints, leading to a noisy attack that your blue team is aware of. Usually, your organisation will whitelist our IPs so the test can be performed unhindered. As a result this does not really test your systems against an attack.

Red teams unearth unknown weaknesses and mimic what real, malicious attackers do with a far broader scope

Unlike penetration testing, red teaming campaigns are rigorous assessments of your detection and response capabilities. The key difference here is that multiple people are tasked with testing the entirety of your security defences, while your security team attempts to detect and combat these.

A majority of the time your blue team is unaware of the red team engagement, meaning they are acting as if under a real-world attack. This encourages our team to be for more careful and secretive, thus requiring extensive reconnaissance. 

Not sure if you're ready to advance to red teaming?

If you're tossing up between penetration testing or a red team, let our security consultants help you decide.

During a free consultation, we’ll help you pinpoint your security goals and clarify which service is right for your business.

Red teaming is one of the top 5 cost mitigating factors, saving over $300,000 in the event of a breach

How does red teaming work?

First, we set out to determine the ground rules for the assessment. You may have specific goals your organisation would like to achieve, however, we can always assist in planning your objectives. 

Second, the red team will perform recon. This involves collecting as much information as possible about the target (your business) prior to the campaign. Recon provides us with a map of the target assets, further enabling us to test without being detected. 

Following the recon stage, our team will have gathered a large amount of information on both your digital and physical defences. Usually, the team will identify several attack avenues in order to maximise the probability of success and keep detection at a minimum.

After identifying a weakness, the  team attempts to exploit it and bypass your organisation’s defences. This stage varies from one engagement to the next, but may include social engineering against your employees, USB drops or bypassing your physical defences.

Once we gain access, our primary goal is to ensure access continues. Therefore, in this stage we expand and deepen our foothold on the target network, establishing persistence to ensure the success of our assessment.

By now, the team is well-positioned to execute the agreed upon attack objective – this may be exfiltration of intellectual property, breaching onsite security or gaining access to server rooms. 

After the red team is finished, we provide a detailed overview of their actions, as well as key findings and vulnerabilities. In addition, we detail the likely risks posed to your organisation, demonstrating the potential business impacts of these risks and prioritised recommendations for remediation. 

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Strategic attack scenarios to test the limits of your digital and physical assets

Pinpoint your security vulnerabilities in your infrastructure

Protect your organisation's sensitive information from real attackers

Get tailored recommendations for more informed security investments

Determine the effectiveness of your incident response policy and procedures

Uplift security across your people, processes and technology

Simulate the Techniques, Tactics and Procedures (TTPs) from genuine threat actors

Why Content Security?

Our team are seasoned, experienced and business-minded security consultants with an average of 10 years experience. We’ve conducted hundreds of red team exercises for clients across state and local government, health, finance and non-profit organisations.

Each member of our team brandishes a myriad of industry qualifications, thereby upholding the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct.

CRT (CREST Registered Testers)

CEH (Certified Ethical Hackers)

OSCP (Offensive Security Professionals)

More resources

Read our blog in the meantime:

Penetration Testing vs. Red Teaming: choosing what’s right for you

MITRE ATT&CK Evaluations: Is your EDR keeping up?

For more information please contact our cybersecurity professionals today.