Staying on top of cyber threats plays an important role in maintaining the security posture of your organization. To obtain the upper hand and protect your IT landscape from possible cyberattacks, you should adopt a proactive approach. This approach should ideally include detailed assessments of security controls and processes at regular intervals of time.
Though there are several effective methodologies like penetration testing and vulnerability assessments that your cybersecurity experts may use, red teaming enables you to identify hidden weaknesses in your defenses against cyber threats.
If you are looking to improve your response too, read on to know more about how you can do it with red teaming.
Before we get into the intricacies, let’s dive into the basics of red teaming.
Consider the situation wherein an attacker can casually walk out of your data center with an unencrypted hard disk. In this scenario, the strongest firewall protection in place may seemingly fail to serve its purpose.
Here, red teaming can help mitigate cyber risks.
Red teaming offers a multi-layered simulation approach that enables you to assess the responsiveness of your people, processes, networks, and security controls against a potential cyberattack.
Furthermore, red teaming can be defined as an intelligence-led cyber assessment that helps gauge your organization’s cyber resilience, cyber threat detection, and incident response capabilities.
So, how is red teaming performed?
The red teaming exercise is performed by ethical hackers using the Techniques, Tactics, and Procedures (TTP) that mirror real-time cyberattacks. This realistic approach helps you understand the effectiveness of the technology, processes, and personnel you are using in your organization. To add on, unlike other cybersecurity assessment procedures, red teaming extends to a longer duration of time.
When you begin to adopt red teaming, your organization will be able to:
It also significantly contributes towards:
An exhaustive red teaming process will help uncover weaknesses in the areas of:
Red teaming is an intelligence-driven methodology that will enable you to assess your cyber detection and response capabilities. The approach used for this methodology includes, but is not limited to the following:
This includes the target points that need to be evaluated/assessed by the Red Team. A few examples may include:
This phase is used to plan out or launch potential cyberattacks by the Red Team. A few factors to be included maybe:
Here, the cyberattacks that have been mapped out are launched toward their targets. This includes:
This is the last phase in the red teaming process. It involves summarizing the findings of the complete process including:
You could adopt different approaches when incorporating red teaming into your organization’s cyber security planning. You could either have a permanent in-house team or use a third-party facilitator who would conduct the red teaming review for your organization.
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