Red Team Engagements

Challenge Security Operations

Red Team engagements are designed to challenge and assess the organization’s cyber security program and defensive capabilities through an adversarial lens.  The ultimate goal of a Red Team engagement is to improve the organization’s various defense mechanisms by validating any assumptions and bias used in the formation of its defense strategy.  LMQ Technology’s Red Team services will simulate the behaviour of sophisticated attackers using many of the same Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) utilized by malicious actors today.

Benefits & Application

Why Red Teaming?

Red Team engagements are designed to provide an independent and objective assessment of an organization’s cyber security program.  It provides an offensive examination that is  independent, objective, and devoid of any bias that may have been present in the formation of the organization’s defensive strategy.

It serves to determine how well an organization’s people, processes and technologies would fair against a targeted attack. 


While penetration testing is designed to identify and exploit vulnerabilities present within the environment, Red Team engagements take this a step further in an attempt to understand the organization’s detection and response capabilities and challenge those security protocols (policies and processes) developed and adopted by the organization.

Evaluating Security Services

Suitable Red Team Candidates

Red Teaming services are designed to provide an unbiased review of an organization’s exiting cyber security program, and as such, this service is best suited for organizations that already have an established, and fairly mature cyber security program with prior experience of other cyber security assessment services such as penetrating testing.

If your organization is fairly new to cyber security assessments, or a formal cyber security program is a recent addition to your organization, our penetration testing service may be a better fit for your needs. If you would like to discuss Red Team services in greater detail please contact us.

Independant Analysis

Addressing Defender Bias

Cognitive bias affects us all.  Our own personal experiences and preferences  impact how we view and interpret information differently, ultimately impacting the decisions we make and the actions we take.  It is important to challenge these biases so that we can identify flaws in our thinking which may lead to operational weaknesses.

From a cyber security perspective, this is precisely what Red Team engagements  are designed to achieve, as they provide an independent and objective assessment of the security polices, procedures, and technologies deployed, removing any bias from the personnel that developed and maintain them.

Fit For Purpose

Selecting the Correct Service

If your organization is fairly new to cyber security assessment services, choosing the correct service for your needs can be a daunting task, especially as many of the services available will have overlapping aspects.

Fundamentally, when considering these security assessment services, organizations should view them as building upon one another to increase the depth of the assessment being performed, with more in-depth engagements (e.g. Red Teaming) being most appropriate for those organizations with prior experience of penetration testing, as this will typically imply a more mature security posture.


If you would prefer to discuss your requirements with a friendly security advisor please contact us and we will be happy to assist you!

Familiarize yourself with the types of assessment service:

The fundamental purpose of a Red Team engagement is to assess and improve the “Blue Team’s” ability to detect and respond to a targeted attack.  It allows organizations to challenge their operational security program through an adversarial lens.
Suited for: Organizations with a mature cyber security program with prior experience of utilizing penetration testing.

Builds upon simply discovering vulnerabilities and moves to actively exploiting them to discover how they may be used against the organization and to further an attack.
Suited for: All organizations that wish to improve their security posture by understanding how weaknesses within the environment may be used against them. 

This type of exercise is designed to identify, quantify, and prioritize vulnerabilities (i.e. weaknesses) present within the environment that may be exploited by a malicious actor.
Suited for: All organizations that wish to remove vulnerabilities from their environment and resolve issues that allowed them to manifest.

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