Red Team Assessments
A multi-faceted, full-scope attack simulated
against software, hardware, people, and facilities.
Obtain a comprehensive, realistic view of your business’ vulnerabilities and the level of associated risk.
Red Team Assessments:
A Comprehensive Attack Simulation
A Red Team Assessment is a multi-blended and comprehensive attack that involves several facets of physical penetration testing, social engineering, application penetration testing, as well as internal and external network penetration testing. The goal of a Red Team Assessment is to reveal real-world opportunities for malicious hackers, or just malicious employees and bad actors, to be able to compromise all aspects of your organization. With a Red Team Assessment, you gain a full-scope understanding of how an attacker might gain unauthorized virtual and/or physical access to sensitive information leading up to data breaches and full system/network compromise.
Identify Vulnerabilities and Determine Level of Risk
With a MainNerve Red Team Assessment, your company will gain a realistic understanding of how well your networks, applications, people, and physical security controls can withstand an attack from a real-life hacker. All of our Red Team Assessments are carried out by our highly-trained security engineers (NSA Red Team experience) in an effort to: (1) Identify physical, hardware, software, and human vulnerabilities; (2) Obtain a more realistic understanding of risk for your organization; and (3) Help provide remediation recommendations for all identified security weaknesses.
Test your business against multiple attack vectors:
THE MAINNERVE PROCESS
MainNerve Red Team Assessments are designed to provide businesses with a truly holistic view of their security posture. With a red team assessment, a full-scope, multi-layered attack simulation is performed in order to measure how resilient your people, networks, applications and/or physical security controls are to an attack from a real-life adversary. Concluding the red team security assessment, MainNerve will provide a comprehensive final report that details all the findings of the test.
The planning phase of Red Team Assessment process includes establishing Rules of Engagement, communicating about on- and off-limit IPs, staff members, facilities, applications, and more (Scoping), and the overall timeline of the Red Team Assessment. During this phase, we work with your team to determine the objectives that represent key risk areas that are critical to your business. The intent is to determine the likelihood of these risks occurring. Once the objectives have been agreed upon, and the planning phase concluded, the MainNerve red team starts conducting its test.
During the discovery phase, MainNerve will perform extensive enumeration in order to identify possible entry points into the tested systems. The MainNerve red team penetration testers actively query specific systems to gather as much information as possible. For example, during a network test, this can be the standard portscan, directly querying single services, or the identification of the tested systems’ individual security weaknesses. The team will also seek to discovery any physical security vulnerabilities/weaknesses. For example, the team will seek to identify publicly accessible areas (that shouldn’t be), radio links between buildings, rogue access points, access control systems, and more.
The third phase of the red team assessment, exploitation, is where the MainNerve red team penetration testers attempt to actively exploit security weaknesses. MainNerve will use ethical hacking techniques to penetrate any vulnerable systems with the goal of compromising a system and manifesting on that system. Once a designated system is successfully compromised, it becomes increasingly possible to exploit further systems. Throughout the exploitation phase, MainNerve will employ a “target of opportunity” approach for exploiting vulnerabilities and accessing sensitive information. The overall goal of the test is to establish a persistent presence on any identified systems, to exploit the trusts of related systems, and to test response to various attack vectors.
Reporting & Analysis
At MainNerve, we consider the final phase of the red team assessment process, reporting, to be the most crucial and instrumental step. During this phase, we take great care to ensure we effectively communicate the value of our service and findings as thoroughly as possible. Our main goal is to ensure that all information from the red team assessment is clearly understood and that a roadmap toward remediation/mitigation is well defined. A comprehensive final report detailing all testing information along with an executive summary is securely delivered during this step.
At MainNerve, we are truly blessed with a talented team of cybersecurity experts and professionals. Our team comes from a background of protecting some of this nation’s most valued assets and have some of the most prestigious certifications the cybersecurity industry has to offer. And we bring that experience to the commercial world… If you’re looking for quality and affordable cybersecurity… the MainNerve cybersecurity team is the team to work with.