Adversary Simulation

Real-Time, Real Life Attacks

Your organization has probably built an impressive toolset, but how do you validate the attacks you can detect and respond. An AssureIT consultant will sit alongside your team launching real, but non-malicious attacks supporting real-time monitoring of controls and SIEM. The adversary simulations can be educational and cover a wide variety of scenarios.

  • Advanced and covert data exfiltration
  • Internal workstation compromised through a phishing attack
  • Web server or DMZ breach
  • Remote access or VPN breach
  • Malicious insider
  • Web application attack vectors
  • Lost or stolen device
  • Ransomware simulation

How does it work? Building on penetration testing, we simulate a known, sophisticated, and advanced adversary attack. The process models an attack scenario that very closely mirrors the tools, tactics, and procedures of the specific adversary. Most adversary simulations are scheduled onsite with our clients and performed over several days. As adversary tactics change, our playbooks change with them. The secret to winning the game is having worked the right playbooks!

Let’s be allies against the adversaries…

Move the Needle Immediately

Key Components of Adversary Simulation

Real-Time Validation

Adversary simulation is not your run of the mill penetration test. In many ways, it resembles a very technical audit. This standardized and measured (scored) process quantitatively validates controls against known and unknown threats. As an added bonus, your security team gets trained on handling real-time events as they pass through networks and controls.

Command & Control

From initial compromise or command and control (C2), to an advanced golden ticket simulation, our playbooks help your security mature at your pace. Regardless of where your security organization is today, we have a plan to help you improve tomorrow.

Offensive & Defensive

Playing both sides of the field has its advantages. Each phase of the simulation has an offensive and defensive component. This provides an opportunity to validate the effectiveness of your controls, as well as an opportunity to tune and improve their capabilities.

SIEM Optimization

Too often, SIEM systems are not properly configured or tuned to provide useful information. For SIEM to be effective, it must first collect the right information, then filter out noise while looking for suspicious activity, and then alert on real security events. How do you know that your SIEM is working for you?
Synercomm’s “Plan. Do. Check. Act.” Model

We follow a “Plan. Do. Check. Act.” cycle that ensures controls are implemented and tested throughout the process. It’s an ideal way to make immediate progress towards your goals. This real-time model seeks to answer:

  • Have I thought through the possible access points that are causing vulnerabilities?
  • Do I have the right logs tracking events on my network?
  • Once implemented, have rules and triggers been properly tested for effectiveness?
  • Once an intrusion is detected, do I understand the course of action?

Success is not simulated, it Is achieved. Contact us today.