Red Team Testing

Author: Chris Nickerson
Editor: Syngress
ISBN: 9781597496223
Size: 16,22 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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“Think like our enemy! is a directive straight from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. It is this idea, predating computing by millennia, that is at the core of Red Team Testing. The methodology behind red teaming takes the shackles off of security consultants and pen testers, allowing them to truly test a company’s physical, electronic, and computer security. Chris Nickerson details how red team testing provides real world results that can evaluate and drive out business risk in this new age of threats. Security professionals will learn techniques and technologies used by advanced hackers, including how to conduct social. engineering, lock picking, phishing, application, wireless and several more dangerous blended threats. Anyone involved in testing and auditing a company’s security must know how where their security is and how to optimize it for today’s threats. This book and methodology does just that. Teaches you how to think like a hacker, so that you see security strengths and weaknesses as they truly are Identifies business trick using hacker techniques and tactics like social engineering and blend attacks Provides a methodology for red team testing, including intelligence gathering, planning the attack, and post-compromise reporting

Red Teaming

Author: Bryce G. Hoffman
Editor: Currency
ISBN: 1101905980
Size: 18,41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Red Teaming is a revolutionary new way to make critical and contrarian thinking part of the planning process of any organization, allowing companies to stress-test their strategies, flush out hidden threats and missed opportunities and avoid being sandbagged by competitors. Today, most — if not all — established corporations live with the gnawing fear that there is another Uber out there just waiting to disrupt their industry. Red Teaming is the cure for this anxiety. The term was coined by the U.S. Army, which has developed the most comprehensive and effective approach to Red Teaming in the world today in response to the debacles of its recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, the roots of Red Teaming run very deep: to the Roman Catholic Church’s “Office of the Devil’s Advocate,” to the Kriegsspiel of the Prussian General Staff and to the secretive AMAN organization, Israel’s Directorate of Military Intelligence. In this book, author Bryce Hoffman shows business how to use the same techniques to better plan for the uncertainties of today’s rapidly changing economy. Red Teaming is both a set of analytical tools and a mindset. It is designed to overcome the mental blind spots and cognitive biases that all of us fall victim to when we try to address complex problems. The same heuristics that allow us to successfully navigate life and business also cause us to miss or ignore important information. It is a simple and provable fact that we do not know what we do not know. The good news is that, through Red Teaming, we can find out. In this book, Hoffman shows how the most innovative and disruptive companies, such as Google and Toyota, already employ some of these techniques organically. He also shows how many high-profile business failures, including those that sparked the Great Recession, could easily have been averted by using these approaches. Most importantly, he teaches leaders how to make Red Teaming part of their own planning process, laying the foundation for a movement that will change the way America does business.

Computational Red Teaming

Author: Hussein A. Abbass
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319082817
Size: 20,92 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written to bridge the information needs of management and computational scientists, this book presents the first comprehensive treatment of Computational Red Teaming (CRT). The author describes an analytics environment that blends human reasoning and computational modeling to design risk-aware and evidence-based smart decision making systems. He presents the Shadow CRT Machine, which shadows the operations of an actual system to think with decision makers, challenge threats, and design remedies. This is the first book to generalize red teaming (RT) outside the military and security domains and it offers coverage of RT principles, practical and ethical guidelines. The author utilizes Gilbert’s principles for introducing a science. Simplicity: where the book follows a special style to make it accessible to a wide range of readers. Coherence: where only necessary elements from experimentation, optimization, simulation, data mining, big data, cognitive information processing, and system thinking are blended together systematically to present CRT as the science of Risk Analytics and Challenge Analytics. Utility: where the author draws on a wide range of examples, ranging from job interviews to Cyber operations, before presenting three case studies from air traffic control technologies, human behavior, and complex socio-technical systems involving real-time mining and integration of human brain data in the decision making environment.

Simulation And Computational Red Teaming For Problem Solving

Author: Jiangjun Tang
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119527171
Size: 20,71 MB
Format: PDF
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An authoritative guide to computer simulation grounded in a multi-disciplinary approach for solving complex problems Simulation and Computational Red Teaming for Problem Solving offers a review of computer simulation that is grounded in a multi-disciplinary approach. The authors present the theoretical foundations of simulation and modeling paradigms from the perspective of an analyst. The book provides the fundamental background information needed for designing and developing consistent and useful simulations. In addition to this basic information, the authors explore several advanced topics. The book’s advanced topics demonstrate how modern artificial intelligence and computational intelligence concepts and techniques can be combined with various simulation paradigms for solving complex and critical problems. Authors examine the concept of Computational Red Teaming to reveal how the combined fundamentals and advanced techniques are used successfully for solving and testing complex real-world problems. This important book: • Demonstrates how computer simulation and Computational Red Teaming support each other for solving complex problems • Describes the main approaches to modeling real-world phenomena and embedding these models into computer simulations • Explores how a number of advanced artificial intelligence and computational intelligence concepts are used in conjunction with the fundamental aspects of simulation Written for researchers and students in the computational modelling and data analysis fields, Simulation and Computational Red Teaming for Problem Solving covers the foundation and the standard elements of the process of building a simulation and explores the simulation topic with a modern research approach.

Professional Red Teaming

Author: Jacob G. Oakley
Editor: Apress
ISBN: 1484243099
Size: 19,24 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Use this unique book to leverage technology when conducting offensive security engagements. You will understand practical tradecraft, operational guidelines, and offensive security best practices as carrying out professional cybersecurity engagements is more than exploiting computers, executing scripts, or utilizing tools. Professional Red Teaming introduces you to foundational offensive security concepts. The importance of assessments and ethical hacking is highlighted, and automated assessment technologies are addressed. The state of modern offensive security is discussed in terms of the unique challenges present in professional red teaming. Best practices and operational tradecraft are covered so you feel comfortable in the shaping and carrying out of red team engagements. Anecdotes from actual operations and example scenarios illustrate key concepts and cement a practical understanding of the red team process. You also are introduced to counter advanced persistent threat red teaming (CAPTR teaming). This is a reverse red teaming methodology aimed at specifically addressing the challenges faced from advanced persistent threats (APTs) by the organizations they target and the offensive security professionals trying to mitigate them. What You’ll Learn Understand the challenges faced by offensive security assessments Incorporate or conduct red teaming to better mitigate cyber threats Initiate a successful engagement Get introduced to counter-APT red teaming (CAPTR) Evaluate offensive security processes Who This Book Is For Offensive security assessors and those who want a working knowledge of the process, its challenges, and its benefits. Current professionals will gain tradecraft and operational insight and non-technical readers will gain a high-level perspective of what it means to provide and be a customer of red team assessments.

Red Teaming

Author: School of School of Advanced Military Studies
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500722050
Size: 12,55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Red teaming" is a relatively new buzzword, but there is no common definition of its meaning. It can mean role-playing the adversary, conducting a vulnerability assessment, or using analytical techniques to improve intelligence estimates. While these definitions seem unrelated, they have in common the goal of improving decision making. This commonality forms the basis of the army's understanding of red teaming. Key aspects of the army red teaming definition are its emphasis on independent thinking, challenging organizational thinking, incorporating alternative perspectives, and incorporating alternative analysis. The purpose of this monograph is to examine historical and contemporary red teaming, and to determine its value in decision-making. To this end, this monograph compares the success of past "great captains" of warfare against modern military failures in the form of three case studies. Field Marshal Slim's 1945 counteroffensive into Burma and T.E. Lawrence's participation in the Arab Revolt during World War I demonstrate how red teaming enabled each commander to develop a better understanding of their operating environment. Operation Iraqi Freedom demonstrates the dangers of misapplying red teaming, and emphasizes the importance of realism and accuracy in using alternative perspectives and divergent analysis. This monograph concludes that using the core concepts of red teaming enables understanding the operating environment, which is critical to achieving success on the modern battlefield.

Red Teaming A Means To Military Transformation

Size: 16,13 MB
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In 1999 and 2000, the JAWP conducted with and for the U.S. Joint Forces Command its first joint experiment, J990l: Attack Operations Against Critical Mobile Targets. The experiment's primary focus was on exploring new joint concepts to detect and attack critical mobile targets, specifically theater ballistic missiles (TBMs) circa 2015. To expose these concepts to an adaptive enemy, a Red Team was employed to develop and execute various aspects of a future TBM force, including counters to Blue Force attack operations. The Red Team experience in J9901 also contributed to the process of learning how to design and conduct future joint experiments. This paper makes the case that Red Teams are needed throughout concept development and experimentation, and further, that red team activities should be embedded in a disciplined process of Red-Blue interaction. At one level, red teaming could challenge our strategic context and visions of future military capabilities by inventing and exploring counter-strategies and challenging scenarios. At a second level, red teaming could focus on identifying counters to proposed new operational level concepts and capabilities; for example, the Rapid Decisive Operations concept designated by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as "the tool to operationalize Joint Vision 2020". A third level of red teaming activity could be in direct support of experimentation by serving as the opposing force in individual experiments. The author concludes with a discussion of the role of Red Teams in the overall transformation process that DoD is seeking to implement.

Hands On Red Team Tactics

Author: Himanshu Sharma
Editor: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 178899700X
Size: 16,79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Your one-stop guide to learning and implementing Red Team tactics effectively Key Features Target a complex enterprise environment in a Red Team activity Detect threats and respond to them with a real-world cyber-attack simulation Explore advanced penetration testing tools and techniques Book Description Red Teaming is used to enhance security by performing simulated attacks on an organization in order to detect network and system vulnerabilities. Hands-On Red Team Tactics starts with an overview of pentesting and Red Teaming, before giving you an introduction to few of the latest pentesting tools. We will then move on to exploring Metasploit and getting to grips with Armitage. Once you have studied the fundamentals, you will learn how to use Cobalt Strike and how to set up its team server. The book introduces some common lesser known techniques for pivoting and how to pivot over SSH, before using Cobalt Strike to pivot. This comprehensive guide demonstrates advanced methods of post-exploitation using Cobalt Strike and introduces you to Command and Control (C2) servers and redirectors. All this will help you achieve persistence using beacons and data exfiltration, and will also give you the chance to run through the methodology to use Red Team activity tools such as Empire during a Red Team activity on Active Directory and Domain Controller. In addition to this, you will explore maintaining persistent access, staying untraceable, and getting reverse connections over different C2 covert channels. By the end of this book, you will have learned about advanced penetration testing tools, techniques to get reverse shells over encrypted channels, and processes for post-exploitation. What you will learn Get started with red team engagements using lesser-known methods Explore intermediate and advanced levels of post-exploitation techniques Get acquainted with all the tools and frameworks included in the Metasploit framework Discover the art of getting stealthy access to systems via Red Teaming Understand the concept of redirectors to add further anonymity to your C2 Get to grips with different uncommon techniques for data exfiltration Who this book is for Hands-On Red Team Tactics is for you if you are an IT professional, pentester, security consultant, or ethical hacker interested in the IT security domain and wants to go beyond Penetration Testing. Prior knowledge of penetration testing is beneficial.

Physical Red Team Operations Physical Penetration Testing With The Redteamopsec Methodology

Author: Jeremiah Talamantes
ISBN: 9780578538402
Size: 10,98 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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A manual for the very first physical red team operation methodology. This book teaches how to execute every stage of a physical red team operation fromreconnaissance, to team mobilization, to offensive strike, and exfiltration. Forthe first time in the physical red teaming industry, a consistent, repeatable, andcomprehensive step-by-step introduction to the REDTEAMOPSEC methodology -created and refined by Jeremiah Talamantes of RedTeam Security - subject ofthe viral documentary titled, "Hacking the Grid."

Searching For The Essence Of Red Teaming

Author: Jesse W. Bell, III
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781479371402
Size: 16,91 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The strategic and operational environment in which the United States military will operate in for the foreseeable future is characterized by its complexity. Historically the United States military has taken a linear approach to understanding the environment as well as problem solving. This linear approach limits the ability of the military to adapt when faced with rivals who do not adhere to similar methodologies. Often when placed in environments whose logic differs from what is expected, the system seems chaotic when in fact it is not. This seeming chaos reduces the effectiveness of military action because the military may try to solve the wrong problem with limited capacity to assess whether their efforts are achieving success. Given that the military will need to be able to operate within this environment, new methodologies have been incorporated into Army staffs including red teams. The author argues that red teaming combats a historical legacy of linear thinking and bounded rationality by providing an alternative perspective to the staff triggering sensemaking. From sensemaking emerges adaptation and creativity better enabling the Army to manage complex systems within limits of tolerance. The author recommends the Army invest additional resources in its red team members in order to enhance their ability to use the considerable arsenal of tools at their disposal.