June 5, 2021
There are various types of cyber security assessments that can be done in order to enhance the security of a given subject but when it comes to redteaming, things get much more intense ,sophisticated and serious .
While performing these operation the redteam brings an amalgamation of various aspects of information security to the table. They include Social Engineering ,Open Source Intelligence and deep reconnaissance in their arsenal when approaching targets. The reasons behind redteam’s versatililty is the team members . Members of a typical redteam will be having solid and deep knowledge as well as skills in particular domain in information security and each of them contribute equally to a redteam operation.
When an organization goes for a redteam operation, The team is just a normal user plugged in to their network, The teammates then escalate their privileges and perform lateral movements, The path is not simple as the team encounters various defense mechanisms deployed by the organization which they have to bypass.The redteams are very advanced in the way they simulate an adversary, and are very keen while performing anything in to the target network so that they don’t trigger the defenses and also the blue teams. The more customized we are the less chances of detections.
Redteam Operations realises an organization about the way they detect, respond and prevent a sophisticated attack, This gives an insight to them as in where to focus and learn lessons after completion of such operations, Which are being done in a controlled manner by a redteam.
Redteamers or redteams are often viewed under a grey shade due to their way of testing and sophistication. Let’s see how it is different from Penetration testing.
Don’t take your cyber security for granted!
Cybersecurity, pentesting, redteam