Red Team Assessments

Red Team Engagements are highly targeted assessments that aim to compromise critical data assets in your network, leveraging the vast scope an external attacker would have. These engagements simulate a genuine cyber-attack on your organisation.

What is a Red Team Assessment?

Red Team Engagements are an effective demonstration of the risk posed by an APT (Advanced Persistent Threat). We attempt to compromise predetermined assets using means that a malicious actor might utilise in a legitimate attack.

These comprehensive, complex security assessments are best suited for companies looking to improve a maturing security organisation.

How We test



Penetration testing is normally concerned with which assets to include in scope. However, red team engagements aim to compromise critical business assets and the scoping process defines areas to exclude from the assessment.


Information Gathering and Reconnaissance

The initial work done in any black-box assessment is information gathering. It combines a myriad of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) resources for gathering data on the target organization, and it is critical to the operation. Aggregating both public and private methods of intelligence gathering allows us to develop an early structure for a plan or attack.


Mapping and Planning of Attack

After completing all initial information gathering, the process transitions to mapping our strategy and attack methodology. The approach varies widely, dependent on our intel from the previous stage and the developed footprint.


Executing Attack and Penetration

The variety of information gathered in the beginning phases lay the foundation for a whole host of attack options across all relevant vectors.


Reporting and Documentation

Reporting is critical to understanding the value you receive from a Red Team engagement. Our reports are the best in the industry. Each is customized to the specific scope of the engagement and outlines any perceived vulnerabilities.

Why a Red Team Engagement?

By harnessing this unique combination of attack capabilities, we can determine the attack process to compromising your critical business assets. We can discover where vulnerabilities exist in your network, applications, IoT devices, and personnel. We can also determine the effectiveness of your security monitoring and alerting capabilities, as well as weaknesses in your incident response policy and procedures.


The demonstrated impact from the testing paints a much larger picture that will aid your organization in the prioritization and planning of your future security initiatives.

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Why Us?


Industry Leaders

Needsec and our partners are leaders within the information security industry with combined experience of more than 25 years. Our team hold a range of industry-leading certifications including; OSCP, OSWE, OSCE, CREST CCT, Tigerscheme SST, Cyberscheme CSTL and CISSP.


Client Centric

I'm sure our past and present clients would agree - we really do go the extra mile! We offer a great degree of flexibility, great value and in-depth advice and knowledge. We also like to think of ourselves as some of the brightest and most innovating cyber security professionals in the UK.


Expert Reporting

Our reports are unique and set us apart from the rest of the industry. Executives, management and technical teams will all easily understand the assessment findings. Following remediation, Needsec provide complimentary retesting.