Red Team Assessments

Service Overview

Malleum’s Red Team Assessments rigorously test your organization’s defenses by simulating sophisticated cyberattacks using the same tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) employed by your likely adversaries. These assessments not only pinpoint security vulnerabilities but also evaluate how effectively your organization’s personnel, processes, and technology respond to these threats. Leveraging advanced frameworks like MITRE ATT&CK and enriched with the latest threat intelligence, our Red Team offers vital external insights that help fortify your cyber defenses, providing a comprehensive analysis of strengths and areas needing improvement to enhance your security posture.

Key Benefits

Realistic Threat Simulation
Our Red Team exercises provide realistic attack simulations that help you understand potential security breaches before they happen. This proactive approach allows your organization to test and refine incident response strategies under controlled conditions, enhancing overall security readiness.
Comprehensive Security Enhancements
By identifying both weaknesses and strengths in your security posture, our assessments help you make informed decisions about where to allocate resources to improve your defenses. This tailored approach ensures that enhancements are strategic and effective.
Training and Team Preparedness
Red Team assessments are invaluable for training your security personnel to detect, respond to, and recover from sophisticated attacks. They provide hands-on experience and help develop a security-minded culture across your organization.
Verification of Security Measures
Our assessments validate the effectiveness of your security measures and protocols, ensuring they perform as expected against advanced threats. This verification helps maintain trust with stakeholders by demonstrating due diligence in security practices.
Enhanced Regulatory Compliance
By simulating attacks that could potentially exploit compliance-related vulnerabilities, our Red Team helps ensure that your organization meets regulatory requirements, reducing the risk of penalties.
Insight into Adversarial Tactics
Gain detailed insights into current adversarial tactics and techniques, allowing your organization to stay one step ahead of potential attackers. This knowledge is vital for continuous security improvement.

Our Approach

Malleum’s approach to Red Team Assessments is strategically structured into distinct phases, each designed to rigorously evaluate and enhance an organization’s defense capabilities against sophisticated cyber threats:

1. Engagement Planning

Collaborative discussions are held with your organization to set clear objectives and rules of engagement. We define the scope, identify key assets, and align all activities with your business goals, ensuring full authorization and compliance with corporate policies.

2. Reconnaissance

Our Red Team performs comprehensive reconnaissance, gathering intelligence about the target environment. This phase involves both digital (e.g., analyzing online footprints) and physical reconnaissance (if applicable), establishing a solid foundation for the subsequent attack simulations.

3. Threat Profiling and Attack Planning:

Utilizing the intelligence collected, we develop a detailed threat profile using the MITRE ATT&CK framework to map out adversary tactics and techniques. This profile guides our attack planning, where we strategize the attack vectors and methods to be employed during the simulation, tailored to the specific vulnerabilities and threat landscape of your organization.

4. Attack Simulation

With a detailed plan in place, our Red Team executes a series of controlled attacks that mimic those conducted by real-world adversaries. This tests both physical and digital defenses across multiple vectors, critically assessing the effectiveness of your security measures.

5. Breach and Exploitation

Upon identifying vulnerabilities, we move to exploit them to gauge the depth and impact of potential breaches. This includes executing lateral movements and escalating privileges to illustrate the possible extent and reach of an attack within your network.

6. Malware Development and Deployment:

As part of our attack simulation, custom malware may be developed and strategically deployed to test the resilience of your cybersecurity defenses and incident response. This helps understand how malware introduced by a real attacker could behave and spread within your systems.

7. Post-Exploitation Analysis

Following the breach, a detailed analysis is conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the attack paths and your organization’s response mechanisms. This includes a thorough review of how different layers of defense reacted and the identification of any security protocol breaches.

8. Reporting and Debriefing

A comprehensive report is compiled, detailing the vulnerabilities discovered, the effectiveness of current security measures, and the response actions by the organization. Debriefing sessions with both executive and technical teams are held to discuss the findings and provide actionable recommendations for improvement.