Adversary / Threat Emulation
What Is Adversary Emulation?
How does Adversary Emulation work?
An engagement is a very structured and methodical process which always starts out with contacting key stakeholders and company leadership and getting their buy-in. Subsequently, obtaining all the approval needed from the organization’s legal team to ensure guardrails are in place for any unexpected outcomes. With this in place, the engagement simply follows a written and approved Rules of Engagement plan and SOW outlined by all parties.
The Importance of Adversary Emulation
Who should you conduct an Adversary Emulation engagement?
Ideally? Everyone. Realistically however, Adversary Emulation is most effective for organizations who already have a decent Blue Team structure in place. Specifically, one that is at a point where monitoring active, and alerting and detection logic are ready to be battle tested. The value of an engagement exists on many levels, however, it is maximized when your organization is ready to assess their detection and response capabilities against real threat behaviour.
- Adversary-informed insight into your organization’s security posture
- An assessment which can be used to satisfy SLAs, Regulatory, Certification, or G&C requirements
- Gap analysis in processes, workflows, security controls
- Ability to make more impactful budgetary decisions that work for the company and leadership