Even organizations with strong security controls and processes may not be able to detect and contain a breach quickly. If organizations' security teams do not practice their detection and response capabilities the likelihood of effectively executing them in a real breach scenario is minimal.
X-Force® Red Adversary Simulation evaluates how well your security team can detect and respond to a real-world attack, using the same tactics, techniques and procedures as advanced attackers.
While a standard penetration test is focused on identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in your network and applications, adversary simulation exercises evaluate the effectiveness of your security controls and the security team’s ability to identify and contain an actual breach. Exercises are focused on emulating an advanced threat actor, using stealth, subverting established defensive controls, and identifying gaps in your defensive strategy.
At the end of an engagement, you provide X-Force Red with Indicators of Compromise (IoCs) believed to be attributed to the X-Force Red team. X-Force Red reviews these IoCs and incorporates any successful controls/detections into the report timeline. The team then works closely with your staff to explain the attacks conducted and provides recommendations to improve their prevention, detection, and response capabilities.