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Red team assessment

From phishing to network exploitation, understand and improve your cyber defense with scenario-based, multi-layered attack simulations to reduce the level of risk from threat actors looking to steal sensitive information.

What is red teaming?

A red team assessment is a goal-based adversarial activity performed by penetration testers to get an in-depth view of your organization from the perspective of a threat actor. This assessment is designed to meet the needs of organizations handling a variety of sensitive assets through technical, physical, or process-based means. The purpose of a red teaming assessment is to demonstrate how real world attackers can combine exploits to steal your sensitive information. Expert penetration testers give you the upper hand against opportunistic hackers by unearthing weaknesses you didn't know existed and ensuring you can make better informed security decisions on people, process, and technology.

Red team assessment - validate, don't assume

Having a security program in place and being effective are two different things. For companies who take security seriously, red teaming is one of the best ways to measure its effectiveness and validate your security controls:  

  • Awareness
    Remote workers and employees are easy pickings for hackers.  Measuring and increasing security awareness should be a top priority of any organization looking to improve their IT security
  • What-if or How far will you get?
    You know your security is lacking in certain areas but can't put your finger on it. Red teaming can accurately reveal security failings through simulated attack scenarios to provide insights that you can act on
  • Increasing resilience
    No matter how much you have invested in security, you won't know whether they worked until disaster strikes. The only way to know is through a stress test. Red teaming does just that to answer the question of 'How secure are we, really?' 

Keeping your business safe from ransomware, phishing to data theft is getting harder. Red Teaming is a scenario-based approach in which our operatives will try to obtain pre-defined crown jewels, using adversarial Tools, Tactics and Procedures to assess how your organization (blue team) holds up against different attack scenarios, and present a realistic view of your security defense. 

Open source intelligence gathering
The target can be an individual, a group of staff, a physical location or a technical asset. Our OSINT specialist will gather data relating to the defined target and provide a risk analysis of the digital footprint
Social engineering - phishing
We craft custom phishing emails and associated landing pages, send it out to targeted employees and report back statistics on a group-level
Social engineering - media baiting

Custom printed USB drives or other media will be prepared with weaponized documents/files. In doing so we can assess the awareness of employees on malicious media

Social engineering - physical penetration test

Combine physical security assessment and social engineering tactics to obtain access to the client’s premises

External network exploitation

Assessment of the client’s external (perimeter) systems and controlled exploitation of these systems in order to breach the perimeter and gain access to the (internal) network or sensitive data

Internal network exploitation

Assessment of the client’s internal network through exploitation of security misconfigurations, outdated hard- and software, captured credentials from phishing, network sniffing and many other techniques to pivot through the internal network

Follow-up workshop

Tailored follow-up sessions, range from a (technical) session to discuss the findings, to an in-depth workshop with the blue team through simulation to jointly improve detective/responsive actions

Performed by ethical hacking experts

With a strong root in ethical hacking, all red team assessments are performed by our Ghost Labs - experienced and certified ethical hackers to ensure it meets the compliance standards and requirements

360 security for Iceland's largest bank

We helped our client address and better understand security threats to achieve compliance, and securing existing vulnerabilities to prevent a potential attack. Learn how we helped them to level up their cyber defense and ward off hacking attempts.
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Hákon Åkerlund IT Security Manager at Landsbankinn, Landsbankinn
“We selected Outpost24 because it was the best option in our thorough evaluation. We were impressed with the full solution and service delivery”

Red teaming package overview

Services packages

Focus (2 choices)

Explore (3 choices)

Navigate (4 choices)

Evolve (bespoke)

Open Source Intelligence Gathering

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Social Engineering - Phishing

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Social Engineering - Media baiting

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Social Engineering - Physical penetration test

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External Network Exploitation

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Follow-up Workshop/Seminar/Presentations

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Awareness Training Adversarial Simulation

How is a red teaming security assessment executed?


We will work with you to determine your crown jewels, definitive scope and perform initial OSINT exercise for agreed execution schedule and set Go/No-Go parameters.


Execution of attack scenarios per human- physical- and cyber-element. Throughout we will make observations of which we will collect appropriate evidence for in-depth reporting.


Reporting includes a management summary and collection of observations. Each finding will be addressed based on the estimated severity and tailored solution.


On-site workshop with Blue team to discuss the attack scenario or have an IOC discussion to create prioritized actions and alignment with existing security strategy.


  • Increased cyber attacks since the global pandemic
  • Unsure about your risk level and security awareness of your employees
  • Need to validate the effectiveness of your defensive mechanisms
  • Assess security exposure for strategy and planning
penetration testing


Your guide to red team assessment

What’s the difference between red teaming and penetration testing? ⇘

Red Teaming places your organization's security team as close to a real security incident as possible, accurately testing incident response. Penetration testers, on the other hand, are more geared towards identifying existing vulnerabilities, applying a more general or holistic approach to testing.

What is the purpose of a red team? ⇘

The goal of red teaming is to improve your security by highlighting weaknesses in security process and procedure. Providing specific, actionable and in-depth findings to implement security controls and drive decision-making on security strategy and budget.

Who should use red teaming? ⇘

Enterprise security teams looking to identify vulnerabilities in applications and systems. Providing an expert view of all areas of your business to find weaknesses and prevent potential security breach and check incident response capabilities.

What is red teaming and blue teaming? ⇘

Red teams are offensive security professionals who are experts in attacking systems and breaking into defenses. Blue teams are defensive security professionals responsible for maintaining internal network defenses against all cyber attacks and threats.

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