Who needs Red Teaming?Organizations with hardened external and internal security environments can benefit from Red Team engagements. Organizations with blue teams also benefit from Red Team assessment engagements as it can provide the team experience in identifying and triaging an advanced threat actor that has infiltrated the environment.
What is the difference between Red Teaming and blue teaming?Red Teaming conducts offensive operations against an organization to penetrate its environment and complete pre-set engagement objectives. Blue teaming conduct defensive operations for the organization to prevent intrusion and respond to any indicators of compromise.
What is the difference between Red Teaming and penetration testing?Red Teaming focuses on penetrating an environment with evasiveness in mind. The Red Team may also have specific engagement objectives to achieve while conducting their operation. Penetration tests are comprehensive vulnerability assessments to identify vulnerabilities that pose a risk to the organization’s external or internal network assets.
Why is it called a Red Team?The term 'Red Team' has historical roots in military wargames and adversary simulation to re-enact combat and look at various outcomes and test strategies. The Red Team represents the enemy and its tactics, techniques, and equipment. In modern times Red Teams consist of cybersecurity professionals who act as adversaries to overcome a company's security controls.
How much does it cost to hire a Red Team?The cost of hiring a Red Team depends on many factors, including how long the engagement is, how many operators are assigned to the project, how much access is given, what the goals are, and the number of assets in scope.