Red Teaming



Red teaming is a comprehensive, multi-faceted simulated attack assessing an organization's risk and vulnerabilities across personnel, processes, and technology. Ethical hackers identify and test weaknesses using social engineering and stealth, making it ideal for organizations with strong security programs seeking more than a standard penetration test. To maximize value, define at least five goals for testers, such as obtaining domain admin access, unauthorized payroll data access, compromising critical network components, deploying ransomware on test data, or accessing credit card or sensitive PHI information.

Red Teaming Approaches:

  • A timed approach where our team tries to get access to a specific objective or goal from the outside.

  • A split approach where our team sets a specific number of days to attempt to penetrate the network from the outside, followed by another specific number of days in an assumed breach scenario to see what damage can be done if someone obtains access.

Why Conduct Red Teaming?

Realistic simulated attack from the outside in with the option for an assumed breach scenario
  • Begins with a black box assessment to simulate various external threat actors

  • Evaluates the likelihood of a remote compromise via phishing or external perimeter

Identify weaknesses in alerting capability as the ethical hacker navigates your environment covertly
  • A stealthy approach tests your blue team’s capability to quickly identify and respond to active threats and gaps

  • Blue team will be in the dark about when and how the simulated attack will occur

Find paths to your most critical assets
  • Identify users that would be most vulnerable, or most targeted by attackers and see how they react to active attacks

  • See how exposed your most valuable data is if it were targeted

Find paths to your most critical assets while also testing your response capabilities.

  • Test your organization's security posture

    Ethical hackers simulate realistic attack scenarios using OSINT and threat intelligence

  • Specific objectives tailored to your organization

    Test objectives that would cause significant damage to your organization’s assets, reputation or regulatory compliance

  • Put your blue team to the test

    Blue team will be in the dark about when and how the simulated attack will occur

  • Analyze and debrief

    Conduct a red team and blue team replay session to determine areas of strength and improvements

    During the test the engineer assigned to our case would notify us of any high-priority findings with detailed explanations of the risks right away. They were also quickly responsive to our emails during the test.

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    • Adam B.
    • V.P. Engineering

    PacketLabs gives the partner peace of mind and reassurance that their cybersecurity needs taken care of. Their team is full of experts who go above and beyond the scope of the engagement.

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  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • Director of IT

    The result report was easy to follow and insightful, with recommendations on risk exposure and remediation. We would definitely recommend working with PacketLabs.

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  • Charlene
    • Charlene
    • Small Business Owner

    Our experience with Packetlabs was very positive. They offer excellent service, communicated clearly with us throughout the process, and were very accomodating regarding our timelines. We highly recommend Packetlabs.

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  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • Human Resources

    Since engaging Packetlabs, we've been confident in our ability to bid for Pentest engagements no matter the scenario, environment or requirement - they've made the whole process of scoping, quoting, and delivering (on time and on budget) seamless.

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  • Ian W.
    • Ian W.
    • Security Sales Specialist

    They shared the results with us in a management report. We discussed all the findings and how we could fix them in meetings, and they also provided us with optional solutions. They did everything remotely.

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  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • IT Infrastructure Manager

    The team worked quickly to identify any issues, write up reports, and offer recommendations. Their friendliness set them apart and made them more of a partner than merely a service provider.

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  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • IT Director

    Thanks to Packetlabs Ltd.'s excellent cybersecurity efforts, the company was able to resolve its vulnerabilities and establish its secure VPN tunnel. Their responsiveness and diligence were hallmarks of their work.

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    • Anonymous
    • Manager

    After performing extensive tests, Packetlabs Ltd. produced a thorough report that explained any potential security flaws. Accommodating schedule changes, the team supported effective collaboration.

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    • Anonymous
    • Project Manager, ECEBC

    Packetlabs Ltd. successfully identified new and preexisting issues, making it easy for the client to resolve them. The team often went above and beyond to explore issues further and provide valuable information for the client.

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    • Anonymous
    • Sr Director Technology

    From the first phone call to the tech interview and progress updates, they have demonstrated a complete understanding of our needs, are very proactive and responsive, and have clear communication.

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    • Small Business Owner

    Packetlabs Ltd. delivered exactly as requested, meeting the objectives of the project. Not only was the team able to complete the analysis quickly, but they were also open and honest throughout the entire process.

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    • VP Engineering & Founder

Red Teaming Service Highlights

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    Targeted phishing campaigns against users depending on role

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    External Perimeter Assessment

    Evaluate password strength as external login portals are tested for weaknesses

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    Assumed Breach

    Test internal controls to simulate a compromised end-point stealthily

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    Open Source Intelligence Gathering

    Conduct search engine discovery and reconnaissance for information leakage

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    Test Response Capabilities

    Assess response times to social engineering and network attacks

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    Proven Impact

    Exploit identified vulnerabilities and misconfigurations

Red Teaming Comparison Chart

  • Red Teaming
  • Objective-Based Penetration Testing
  • Ability to Set Custom # of Days

  • Advanced, Tactical and Specialized Attacks

  • Stealthy Attack

  • Network Security

  • Email Phishing

  • Antivirus Bypass

  • Adversary Simulation

  • Physical Security Attacks

  • Social Engineering (Phone / In-person)

  • Authentication Attacks

  • Cryptography Attacks

  • Ransomware Assessment

  • Active Directory

  • Bloodhound Assessment

  • Active Directory Password Audit

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  • Methodologies & Sample Reports
  • Guides
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    • Red Teaming Methodology

    • Packetlabs’ security testing methodology is based on industry standards and is primarily aligned with the MITRE ATT@CK for Enterprise framework to ensure that real-world tactics, techniques, and procedures are conducted against an organization in order to test the organization’s security posture.

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