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When Is a Business Ready for a Red Team Test?

Posted on April 30, 2021 in Articles | by

Cybersecurity teams spend countless hours designing, implementing and managing security controls to protect against confidentiality, integrity and availability threats. Teams of professionals read threat intelligence reports from vendors and government agencies, learn about attacks that compromised peer organizations, and study attacker tactics, techniques and procedures to better understand these threats and design controls against them.

Still, you can’t have confidence in even the best-planned defenses until they’ve been put to the test.

Different Types of Security Testing

Security leaders may take advantage of a variety of tests to better understand their risk exposure. The three main categories of tests are vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and red team exercises. These terms are not interchangeable; each represents a distinct type of security testing and comes with its own advantages and disadvantages.

Published April 2021 in BizTech Magazine.
Read the full article: When Is a Business Ready for a Red Team Test?

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