Red Teaming

Improving resiliency by threat simulation and crisis team guidance

Red Teaming

Your organization has several measures in place to prevent, detect and respond to a security incident. These measures can vary from the basics, such as anti-virus software and firewalls, or go as far as having an Incident Response Team and access to a 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC). Your organization might also have an intelligence feed to obtain additional context and information on the threats that your organization is constantly facing.

There are several questions that arise, indiscriminately from the level of measures that you have implemented:

  • How often has your organization experienced or defended itself against an actual threat?
  • How often does your crisis team (Blue Team) get the opportunity to learn from all the facts regarding an actual attack?
  • Have all the measures that are (thought to be) in place been fully tested, including the non-technical ones?

Some of these questions may be partially answered by performing table-top exercises or scenario-based penetration tests, or pentesting. However, they do not test the entire chain, which includes the technical and non-technical aspects of security. So the question remains: What is the best way to fully test the resilience of your organization against an actual threat and improve your resilience based on the results? The answer is: the Fox-IT Red Teaming service.

Our Solution

Our Red Teaming service is focused on increasing your organization’s resilience against serious threats. This is not only achieved by breaking in and delivering a detailed report of the issues and process; we also focus on guiding and coaching and improving your crisis team (Blue Team) during and after the Red Teaming exercise. The exercise will be tailored to your organization’s needs in terms of prevention, detection, response and intelligence. The goal is to improve your overall resilience level by cooperating with your Blue Team and providing input on your future security road map.

Fox-IT can adapt itself to your Blue Team. This could range from embedding one Fox-IT employee into the organization’s team up to the level of providing a benchmark environment so that your organization can compare detection and response results to what could be reasonably expected.

Figure 1 – Kill Chain


The entire Red Teaming exercise is measured with metrics, which your organization can use to act and adjust the security road map. This applies to each individual step of the kill chain, and increases the ability to adjust the road map on a granular level and avoid investing in areas of your organization’s defense which may well be at the appropriate level already.

Key benefits

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    Effective learning by threat simulation

    Simulate the tools, tactics and procedures of real-world attackers that target your environment

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    Team Development

    Improve your crisis team with real-world attack scenarios and guidance to improve their effectiveness

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    Maturity Assessment

    Measure organization’s overall security posture, based on realistic, ‘no-holds-barred’ attack to improve resilience

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    Support & guidence

    Detect red team activity in progress and provide a post-mortem analysis of your detection and response capabilities

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    Tailored service

    A tailored practice to identify and mitigate complex security vulnerabilities before an attacker exploits them

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    Report & Executive brief

    A fact-based risk analyses with detailed recommendations for improvement, with a management letter

Why Fox-IT

Fox-IT understands that security is an ongoing process that should cover detection, prevention, response and intelligence. Our security specialists have a thorough understanding of these elements, gained from extensive operational experience in providing a wide variety of security services. We have a long history of incorporating threat intelligence in our way of working. This is the key characteristic throughout the services we deliver.

We track the most serious threat actors and gathering and analyze threat intelligence on a 24/7 basis. Fox-IT applies its knowledge of the latest cyber threats directly in its services and uses it to design, build and validate innovative solutions that protect against both regular and advanced persistent threats. The resulting solutions are then utilized in our ongoing operations, professional services and made available to our clients. This approach has led to the development of one of the most advanced Security Operation Centers in the world.