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Red teaming attack simulation

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Red Team Attack Simulation (referred to as ‘Red Team’) exercises are designed to evaluate an organisation’s susceptibility to cyber-attack.

A Red Team exercise spans the entirety of an end-to-end attack from the perspective of an external cyber attacker.

It holistically assesses all areas of the organisation, across people, process and technology, to determine how these factors can be abused and exploited by a malicious actor to achieve a set of relevant attack objectives.

A Red Team exercise replicates the tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) used by advanced threat actors, performing a covert simulation exercise designed to assess the target organisation’s susceptibility to an authentic and realistic targeted attack.

A Red Team exercise is:


Designed to prove or disprove whether an attacker can perform specific actions associated with risk events the business aims to guard against.


Designed to use the techniques, tactics and procedures used by advanced threat actors which are likely to target the client organisation.

Adversarial and covert

Typically a black-box, covert assessment conducted from the perspective of an external attacker without privileged information about the target.

Authentic and realistic

Designed to expose the organisation to the pressures of a real-world cyber-attack to offer an opportunity to practice and assess how they would fare in a genuine attack scenario.

JUMPSEC aims to access systems and data that real-world attackers are likely to target, with realistic attacker goals relative to the organisation’s threat profile.

JUMPSEC utilise TTPs relevant to the organisation’s threat profile and business context, simulating the attack scenarios which would be most damaging to the organisation if performed by a real-world attacker.

Organisations are likely to be targeted by different threat actors with a host of motivations depending on the nature of the business.

Therefore, JUMPSEC can simulate end-to-end attacks with a range of goals including:

  • Access and exfiltrate sensitive customer data, with a view to exploit the information for financial gain (e.g. through theft of credit card information) extort the organisation under threat of GDPR sanctions, or undermine the integrity of the organisation to its customers.
  • Perform a malicious action for criminal gain, such as fraudulently making a payment.
  • Steal sensitive intellectual property or proprietary information that may threaten the organisation’s market competitiveness.
  • Tamper with business-critical systems to impair the organisation’s ability to operate through disruption or destruction.

Why should you undertake a Red Team Attack Simulation?

Undertaking a Red Team exercise enables an organisation to understand its cyber risk exposure by attempting to simulate chains of attacker actions which, if executed in a real-world setting, would have a critical impact upon the business.

Red Team exercises allow you to evaluate your susceptibility to cyber-attack. They provide organisations with the answer to the following questions:

  • If we were cyber-attacked, what could an attacker achieve, and what might the business impact be?
  • Are our current security controls effective in preventing and detecting malicious activity on our network?
  • Is our cyber risk assessment accurate and are the controls we have put in place effective in mitigating risk to the business?

Organisations with a solid security baseline who have implemented robust security controls and are confident in the efficacy of their detection capability (in terms of both tooling and personnel capability) are able to maximise the opportunity provided by Red Teaming, using it as an opportunity to stress-test and exercise their security team.

Red Teaming typically takes the path of least resistance; the shortest route from the point of breach to the end-goal. Red Team exercises are designed to answer the question of “can the attacker cause harm”, as opposed to “how can I stop an attacker from causing harm”. This means that without Red Teaming an organisation’s broader defensive controls and capabilities are unlikely to be tested, resulting in limited learning and improvement opportunities.

For this reason, Red Team exercises are especially well-suited to organisations who have already invested in developing their cyber security controls and capabilities. Organisations who lack an established security baseline should consider alternative approaches which are less focused on realism, and more attuned to identifying and driving capability improvements, before engaging in a hyper-realistic simulation such as a Red Team.

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