Full Spectrum Attack Simulation
Cyber security has traditionally focused on applications and infrastructure, and while this is still extremely important, cyber criminals are constantly looking for new attack vectors and weaknesses to exploit. Their attack methods are becoming increasingly complicated and varied, and are no longer limited to targeting cyber assets. With physical and human weaknesses becoming a convenient attack vector, organisations need to address more complex and sophisticated attack scenarios than they have done before.
Our Full Spectrum Attack Simulation offers a wide range of simulated attacks that are designed to test your defensive and response capabilities, addressing specific concerns and delivering insights that help you improve your organisation’s IT security posture.
Modern threat actors vary by their motivation and attack methods, which is why it is important to simulate threat actors that are relevant to your organisation. The most common threat actors that are replicated in a Full Spectrum Attack Simulation are:
- Hacktivist: an individual or a group with a grudge against your organisation. Their motivation is rarely financial, but rather seeking to cause reputational damage or disrupt your operations. Their typical Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) include Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks or defacements of websites
- Cyber Criminal: typically well-organised and resourceful, their motivation is almost exclusively financial. Their TTPs range from large scale phishing campaigns designed to deploy ransomware to targeted attacks that aim to steal and re-sell data or simply trick you into transferring money to phoney accounts (CEO fraud)
- Insider Threat: often difficult to identify due to their position, their activity may be malicious or accidental. Typical TTPs are exfiltration of sensitive data and disruption of systems
- Cyber Espionage & State Sponsored Actors: significantly fewer in numbers, but almost always more sophisticated and dangerous than the other threat actors on this list, they pose a significant risk to a number of organisations. Their prime motivation is obtaining information that might be exploited in one way or another, meaning that they strive to retain access to your environment for as long as possible and put great effort into staying unnoticed. Their TTPs are characterised as Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), and they use a variety of attack vectors to gain and maintain access. Defending against them requires a robust security infrastructure and awareness
Typical reasons for performing a Full Spectrum Attack Simulation include:
- Improving your organisation’s readiness to withstand and respond to a variety of attacks from different attack vectors
- Training your security operations personnel (Blue Team) in handling advanced and persistent attacks
- Benchmarking your Blue Team’s performance
- Understanding your organisation’s resilience
- Regulatory compliance and oversight