Red Team Exercise is an advance version of Pen Testing. Pen Testing is designed to identify and exploit as many vulnerabilities as possible over a short period of time, while red teaming is a deeper assessment conducted over period of weeks and designed to test an organization’s detection and response capabilities and achieve set objectives such as data exfiltration.
In Summary, the Red team exercise is the simulation of attacks to test and breach the security controls established by the enterprise blue team.
Unlike in Pen Testing where pentesters keep on doing the testing to find more and more vulnerabilities and exploit them, in Red Teaming we hunt for only one hole good enough to take us deep inside your network and then move freely, doing data manipulations, data exfiltration etc. We rigorously challenge the effectiveness of technology, personnel and process of your enterprise.
Is my Enterprise ready for Red Teaming Exercise
We recommend to go for Red Team exercise only if you have reached a maturity level in your defence mechanism. In that case, Red Teaming will give maximum ROI on your investment on the project