Red Team

In cybersecurity, the Red Team simulates cyber-attacks to test an organization’s defenses. They operate as ethical hackers, employing tactics, techniques, and procedures used by actual adversaries. Their primary goal is to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses before malicious actors do. By actively trying to penetrate systems, they provide insights into potential security gaps. Their exercises are often covert, with the organization’s staff unaware of the ongoing test, ensuring a realistic response. Feedback from Red Team exercises is used to improve security measures. Collaboration with the Blue Team, which defends against threats, is common to assess overall cybersecurity effectiveness. Ultimately, Red Team operations aim to strengthen an organization’s security posture through proactive challenge and assessment.