There are various types cyber security assessments that can be held in order to enhance the security of a given subject, but when it comes to red teaming things get much more intense, sophisticated and serious. Red teamers or red teams are often viewed under a grey shade due to their way of testing and sophistication. When it comes to Redteam Operations, The main purpose of a red team is to stage the attack on a target exactly the way a criminal would do and the scale of target of these operations is much larger than normal pentests. While performing these operation the red team brings a beautiful amalgamation of various aspects of information security to the table.They include Social Engineering, Open Source Intelligence and deep reconnaissance in their bag of tricks when approaching targets. Red teams deploy very sophisticated and covert infrastructure, The key thing which redteamers keep in mind is flowing into the network as a normal packet, bypass detections.
The operational approach of pentesting often targets-driven, By stating this I mean to say that the approach of conventional pentesting is often narrowed down based on the target (Web App, Mobile App, Networks etc.).
In Pentesting we often look for vulnerabilities, misconfigurations that can be used to escalate the situations.
When an organization goes for a red team operation, The team is just a normal user plugged into their network, The teammates then escalate and become a domain admin, The path is not simple as the teams encounter varies defence mechanisms employed by the organization and certainly bypass them. When an organization goes for a redteam operation, The team is just a normal user plugged in to their network, The teammates then escalate and become a domain admin, The path is not simple as the teams encounter varies defence mechanisms employed by the organization and certainly bypass them.
The main highlights or the reasons behind red team's versatile approach to security assessments are the team members. Members of a typical red team will be having solid and deep knowledge as well as skills in particular domains in information security and each of them contribute equally to a red team operation.
Social Engineering & Phishing Campaigns.
In office tests.
Priviledge Escalations & Lateral movements.