Adversary Simulation Services
Adversary simulation (aka “red teaming”) services from AT&T Cybersecurity Consulting lets customers test their security operations and detection capabilities against the advanced penetration testing techniques used by threat actors today.
Put your detection controls and operational teams to the test.
Exercise incident detection and response capabilities
A successful security program requires synergies between people, process and technology. Adversary simulation tests the interworking and effectiveness of all three.
Define and evaluate key objectives
The team will work with you to establish scenario-based objectives and milestones for validation which align with key areas of risk in your organization.
Strengthen security posture
Differentiate between what you assume your controls will alert to verses what they actually bring to your attention when confronted by a sophisticated adversary.
Demonstrate ROI in organization’s security program
Validate the efficacy of existing cybersecurity spend while also confirming any need for additional investment.
Give security teams hands-on experience combating real world cyber-attacks
|A Customer-Centric Engagement||AT&T Cybersecurity Consulting’s approach is based on industry standards and best practices for developing and executing cybersecurity exercises. We work with organizations of all sizes and maturity levels to understand their threat profile, determine the most applicable exercises, and tailor a delivery approach that works best for them.|
|Based on standards, informed by experience||The team leverages testing standards, such as those published by NIST, OWASP, and MITRE, and intersects this with current trends in the exploit and vulnerability landscape, emerging tactics, and threat intelligence arena. We draw upon the collective experience of the team to identify unique or emerging practices to find and exploit vulnerabilities.|
|Results that keep on giving||The outcome of the engagement not only show the relative success of the team in achieving the scenarios, but provides actionable recommendations for enhancing detection and prevention capabilities that would have frustrated attackers efforts. The team can validate through testing the effectiveness of changes made to the security controls.|
|Iterative approach||Repeated adversary simulation exercises ensure that the people, processes, and technology that comprise the organizations security program remain capable in the face of ever changing attacker tactics, techniques and procedures.|
How do I know if my organization is ready for an adversary simulation?
Organizations that benefit most from adversary simulations are those that feel they have successfully implemented the technology necessary to close well known security gaps, detect attempts to bypass those controls, and have the people and processes to support these functions.
How long does an adversary simulation take to perform?
This will vary by organization and depend on a number of factors including the number of scenarios included, the effectiveness of the controls in place, and any unique rules of engagement. That having been said, tests could range from a couple weeks to a few months depending on these factors.
How is an adversary simulation different from a penetration test?
While penetration testing focuses on unpatched vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, this assessment is intended to gauge the effectiveness of security operations and incident response teams by simulating a threat actor actively maneuvering against an organization. The real-world tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) used by threat actors and mimicked through this service allow an organization to evaluate and exercise its prevention, detection, and response capabilities.
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