Red Teaming

How robust are your cyber defences when under attack? Do your staff know how to respond in a crisis? Red teaming – a real intrusion simulation – is the only way to find out. Test your incident response using Red teaming.

What is Red Teaming?

Carried out by a team of ethical hackers, red teaming is designed to test your organisation’s cyber defences in the most realistic way possible. A typical exercise involves simulating attacks against critical functions and systems (people, processes and technologies) without informing your security team.

Red teaming is the best way to:

  • Get a thorough and accurate understanding of your cyber maturity and defence capabilities under real-world conditions
  • Ensure your cyber security and IT teams are prepared to respond to an attack
  • Raise awareness of the importance of cyber security among your wider employee base
  • Simulate real life adversaries that could attack an organization at any moment

Why Airbus Protect?

Our team of qualified and cleared Red Team auditors (national security clearance) will conduct Red Team exercises, in the real environment, to assess the security level of your information system and improve the detection and response mechanisms of your Blue Team (SOC).

Our red teamers already realised missions in several industries such as Media, Banking, Government and OT.

Our offering

  • Exploitation of vulnerable services exposed on the Internet
  • Allegedly successful phishing campaign
  • Allegedly successful internal network compromise
  • Devise appropriate attack plan to match the organization


  • Physical intrusion
  • Social engineering

Penetration testing vs. Red teaming – what’s the difference?

Red teaming

Goal: Holistic – Reveals an organisation’s overall capability to respond to a successful breach and or Incident Response
Method: Just like hackers, red teams can use any method possible to breach your organisation’s defences
Time required: 3-6 weeks

Penetration testing

Goal: Targeted – Focused on identifying vulnerabilities by emulating cyber-attacks
Method: Pentesters typically focus on specific attack vectors – like phishing, weak credentials and software
Time required: 2-3 weeks

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