Should you outsource your Red Team operations?

Posted by Rudy Mitra on Oct 28, 2020 10:26:04 AM
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Should you outsource your Red Team operations?

Just as your Marketing team hires an ad agency to develop campaigns, or your accounts team hires an external firm to audit accounts, your organisation should consider a specialised group when it comes to Red Team operations.

That’s because Red Team operations take a far more comprehensive approach to your organisation’s security than Penetration Testing. While there is some overlap between the two, Red Teaming requires a different skillset and expertise. A Penetration Test would be limited in scope, assessing the technology stack only, and be executed with digital brutality. On the other hand, Red Team operations are broader in scope, they target not only the technology stack but also the people and processes. They involve a wide range of adversary tactics, as well as carefully crafted manoeuvres.

This holistic approach to assessing your organisation’s defences requires the expertise of professional hackers, who work day and night to master the art and science of adversary tactics, are capable of adapting their tradecraft to blend in with normal behaviour in your environment, and conduct cutting-edge offensive research and development to stay ahead of the curve. Acquiring and maintaining such talent requires a lot of time and resources. An external Red Team can bring in this expertise that will otherwise be difficult and expensive to obtain.

An external Red Team can also work with your internal Blue Team to upskill them, share knowledge and insights, and lift your capabilities.

Finally, one of the key reasons for working with an external Red Team is to have a fresh set of eyes looking at your environment and identifying weaknesses that have been overlooked, and without biases.


A Renowned Adversary

As a CREST approved company, you can be assured that The Missing Link upholds strict standards of ethical and professional conduct.

Our Red Team operators are well-versed in the art and science of adversary tactics, are specially trained to run Red Team operations, and conduct cutting-edge security research and development used by red teams throughout the industry, both in Australia and globally.


Interested in finding out more?

If you’re interested in Red Teaming and how it can help prepare your organisation in the event of an attack, call us today. We’d love to find out more about your needs and advise you on your options.


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Rudy Mitra

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