Attack Simulation – The Stress Test for Your Cybersecurity

With red teaming, imagine a team of experienced security experts inspecting your home – in this case your IT infrastructure – for potential points of intrusion. They carefully observe the surroundings and check all locks and windows. The aim is to penetrate your systems, gain control of the domain and access sensitive data. With red teaming, we show you where your weaknesses lie and how you can protect yourself more effectively. You can then take early action before cyber criminals can cause any damage.

Red teaming is a comprehensive simulation of an attack directed at your company. We test whether vulnerabilities exist, if they can be exploited, and how your company would react in a cyber emergency. This allows risks to be assessed and measures to be defined and implemented.

You can address the following issues with a red teaming from Oneconsult:

  • Red Teaming: Can my company be hacked by the Red Team?
  • Blue Teaming: Will my company react correctly to a cyber incident staged by the Red Team?
  • Purple Teaming: Does the interaction between the simulated attack by the Red Team and the defense (Blue Team) have the desired effect?

We provide you with independent, customized advice tailored to your needs. From the initial idea and planning to the successful implementation of a red teaming project, we are happy to support you. Regardless of whether you want to check specific scenarios or would like us to make suggestions based on current topics. The implementation of red teaming projects makes a significant contribution to ensuring that your company and your systems are better protected against intruders.

Your Advantages at a Glance

  • Attack scenarios individualized to your specific needs (e.g. according to Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups).
  • Comprehensive testing of technical and/or organizational IT security measures and defensive capabilities under real-life conditions.
  • Comprehensive assessment of your company’s security posture by uncovering attack paths and exploitable vulnerabilities in systems and processes.
  • Documentation tailored to the target group, including presentation of the findings and recommendations for effective measures.
  • Improvement and optimization of security measures and strategies based on the findings.
  • Strengthening the ability to react in crisis situations and reviewing the SOC response.

Our Red Teaming Approach

We use proven and standardized procedures and optional modules to ensure high quality in red teaming projects. At the same time, we take your individual needs into account throughout the entire course of the project.

Red Teaming Prozess Oneconsult

Kick-off meeting: The entire process is discussed – from defining the procedure and scheduling to clarifying requirements and ensuring operational readiness.

The next steps vary depending on the type and scope of the project and the desired test objectives. These are precisely defined in a joint scoping meeting before the offer is presented.

An example to illustrate the procedure: First, we identify potential gateways, followed by exploiting any vulnerabilities found to gain initial access. In the subsequent “post-exploitation” phase, we aim to establish ourselves in the system, exfiltrate any sensitive data and conceal our presence. Then, in the “lateral movement” phase, we navigate within the target network from one system to another. The aim is to gain access to further resources in accordance with the defined project objectives.

Documentation: Once the red teaming project has been completed, you receive a detailed and customized final report. The report includes a management summary, the project objectives, the defined scenarios and framework conditions, the findings (results for the run through of the scenarios, exploited security gaps including risk categorization and methods) and the recommendations for measures.

Final meeting (optional): The results are presented in a final meeting, where both the findings and the proposed measures are explained in detail.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Red Teaming

A penetration test and a red teaming have similar objectives, but different approaches. Penetration testing focuses on identifying vulnerabilities and security gaps in a specific environment. Red teaming, on the other hand, goes one step further and simulates a real attack on a company, among other things to comprehensively test its defense capabilities. Red teams act like real attackers and use different tactics, techniques and procedures to exploit vulnerabilities and find weaknesses. For more information, you can read our blog For more information, see our blog, «The Differences Between Penetration Test and Red Teaming».

No, red teaming is not suitable for gaining a first overview of the security situation of your IT systems. Security/vulnerability scans and penetration tests are better suited for this purpose.

Red teaming enables a comprehensive check of one or more scenarios and systems. It shows how vulnerabilities can be exploited. It also tests how a company’s defense mechanisms and implemented security measures and processes work by simulating realistic attack scenarios. The findings enable companies to improve their defense capabilities, eliminate vulnerabilities and strengthen their incident response management. Red teaming promotes the understanding of risks, helps blue teams and supports the development of a proactive security culture.

The amount of work involved in red teaming is significantly higher compared to a penetration test. Depending on the objective or security level, it can take up to 6 months.

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