Red Team


Red Teaming at One Compliance is a comprehensive and objective-based assessment that provides a unique perspective on your organisation’s security posture. Much like an adversary, our Red Team takes a holistic view of your operations, evaluating potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses through technical, physical, and process-based means.

What is Red Teaming?

The primary goal of a Red Team engagement is to demonstrate how real-world attackers can combine various exploits and tactics to achieve their objectives. It serves as a crucial eye-opener, proving that even the most advanced technology is ineffective if an attacker can easily walk away with an unencrypted hard drive. Instead of relying solely on network appliances for security, a defence-in-depth approach that continually improves people, processes, and technology is essential.

How does Red Teaming differ from Penetration Testing?

Red Teaming at One Compliance sets itself apart from traditional Penetration Testing in several ways. First, the scope of our Red Teaming is broader, encompassing physical and social engineering aspects. The Red Team aims to be covert, emulating the creativity of a real-life threat actor, understanding operational security, and leaving minimal traces on the target network.

Unlike Penetration Testing, which often focuses on isolated vulnerabilities, our Red Teaming adopts an attack-and-defend methodology. It outlines multiple attack paths to better educate your Blue Team, ensuring they are sufficiently prepared to handle a real-world attack. One Compliance’s Red Teams extensively test all aspects of your organisation, including processes, people, and technology, providing more than just a standard vulnerability assessment.

Why do you need Red Team testing?

In today’s ever-evolving threat landscape, understanding your organisation’s true vulnerabilities is paramount. Real attackers are aware of how businesses operate and seek out backdoors, less observed routes, and unexpected entry points to gain access. They exploit human weaknesses through social engineering and phishing tactics.

By engaging in Red Team testing with One Compliance, you’ll gain invaluable insights into your organisation’s security gaps. We comprehensively test physical access, evaluate the resilience of your people, processes, and technology. Through this proactive approach, you can stay ahead of potential threats and bolster your defensive capabilities.

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Red Team


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What is a red team in cybersecurity?

A red team is a group of cybersecurity professionals tasked with simulating real-world cyberattacks on an organization’s systems, networks, and applications. Their goal is to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses that malicious actors could exploit.

Organizations need red team services to proactively assess and improve their cybersecurity defenses. Red teams help identify vulnerabilities, test incident response capabilities, and enhance overall security posture.

Red team engagements are broader and more comprehensive, simulating full-scale attacks, while penetration tests focus on specific vulnerabilities. Red teams often operate with fewer constraints and aim to emulate advanced threat actors.

The frequency of red team engagements can vary based on an organization’s size, industry, and threat landscape. Typically, organizations perform red team exercises annually or after significant changes to their infrastructure.

The primary goals include discovering vulnerabilities, assessing incident response effectiveness, and evaluating the organization’s ability to detect and respond to advanced threats. Red teams also help train and educate security personnel.

The duration varies depending on the scope and complexity of the engagement. It can last from a few weeks to several months. Longer engagements are often more comprehensive.

Red teams can operate independently or collaboratively with the internal security team, depending on the organization’s preferences. Collaboration can enhance knowledge sharing and skill development.

Red teams employ a wide range of tools and techniques, including vulnerability scanning, social engineering, penetration testing tools, and custom exploits. They mimic real-world attack scenarios to assess defenses comprehensively.

Yes, the results of red team engagements are typically kept confidential within the organization. This allows the organization to address vulnerabilities without exposing sensitive information to potential attackers.

To prepare for a red team engagement, organizations should conduct regular security assessments, have an incident response plan in place, and ensure that their team is aware of the upcoming exercise. They should also establish clear objectives and scope for the red team.

After the engagement, the red team provides a detailed report of their findings and recommendations for improving security. The organization can then prioritize and implement necessary changes and improvements.

When selecting a red team service provider, consider their experience, certifications, and references. Ensure they understand your industry and specific cybersecurity needs. Request case studies and sample reports to assess their quality of work.