Red Team Assessment and Operations

Most organizations believe their security program is effective—until they find out that is not the case.


That is why our Red Team assessment and operations services is designed to help you identify weaknesses in your existing security controls and to assess the efficacy of your information security detection, prevention, and response capabilities


How resilient is your infrastructure against advanced cyber attacks?

Red Team testing is different from standard penetration testing in that it does not test overall security posture or specific components of your security posture like a network penetration test, web application penetration test, or a physical penetration test. It tests the security of your “crown jewels”, that information or item that your company possesses that is most valuable. As part of testing, a Red Team Engagement will test all aspects of your security posture that protect that item or information.

Enovise security experts have many years of proven expertise conducting Red Team assessments in complex networks and infrastructures. Enovise Red Team Assessment and operations services allows your organization to:

  • Strengthen your security team’s ability to prevent, detect and respond to advanced targeted cyber threats
  • Identify your largest security vulnerabilities and mitigate these risks before a real-world incident
  • Determine the TTPs required for attackers to compromise your organization’s “crown jewels”
  • Get real-world experience responding to a cybersecurity incident and reduce future response time
  • Prioritize security budgets and develop a clear roadmap for security program development


Enovise Red Team Assessment and Operations are conducted using globally accepted and industry-standard frameworks such as The NATO CCDCOE, OWASP, PTES, and the US Army Red Teaming Handbook.

While a red team engagement is an offensive attack simulation typically conducted by a third-party organization, it is sometimes juxtaposed with a defensive team (the blue team) responsible for defending against red teamers and actual threat actors alike.  Sometimes, when both teams are working on an engagement together, it may be called purple teaming.

Our methodology can be summarized as follows:

Passive Reconnaissance

The first phase in a red team operation is focused on collecting as much information as possible about the target.

Active Reconnaissance

The second phase in a red our team operation focuses on collecting information about IT infrastructure, facilities, and employees.

Attack Planning and Pretexting

Effective attack planning and pretexting involve preparation of the operation specific to the target, taking into full account of the  intelligence  gathered from the reconnaissance stages.


At this point, the red team will actively work to achieve the designated goal to “break-in” or compromise servers/apps/networks, bypass the different controls (i.e., gates, fences, locks, radar, motion detection, cameras).

Establish Persistence

Once access is established, Enovise’s security team will work to gain persistence. This is done through things like privilege escalation on compromised servers, shells, malicious file payload installation, usage of physical key impressions, and lock-picked doors.

Post Exploitation

During this phase of a Red Team Operation, the team aims to complete the mission and realize the agreed-upon objectives set by the client and Enovise.


Once the red team assessment is completed, our security consultants will begin compiling the information gathered from all the phases of the engagement to provide a comprehensive report for you and your stakeholders with clear recommendations on how to improve the company’s security posture.

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