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We Help Build Best In-Class Security Operations
We are experts in developing and improving security operations capabilities, increasing our client's readiness against attack. We leverage our deep experience and knowledge of adversary techniques to support our clients, all the way from point-in-time assessments improving specific defensive capabilities, to serving as the trusted advisor and partner driving improvements across the entire security operations program.
Who we are
Our Specialty is Understanding Adversary Tradecraft
Our experience across hundreds of government, defense industry, financial, and healthcare environments has taught us that the most vital component of a robust security posture is understanding how adversaries will operate against the organization's enterprise environment. We build our services around that perspective, focused on analyzing and improving detection capabilities and validating defensive efforts through attack simulation. We believe that technical capabilities have their place, but the human component to any security program is absolutely critical. Our objective is to train and arm our clients with the knowledge of how the effective use of the interlocking components of their security program provide a robust security posture and readiness against sophisticated attacks.
Our assessments focus on adversary capabilities and techniques present in the “real world,” translating risk into actions an organization can achieve. Our advisory services are designed not to just help the organization install another technology, but to help improve detection and response capabilities over time, keeping our clients informed of adversary capabilities and preventing effective operations of advanced threat actors.
What to Expect
The question is not whether you will be breached, but when. We focus on helping effectively detect and eradicate the adversary before they can impact the organization.
Pioneering Industry Capabilities
Our team is at the cutting edge of developing and demystifying new attacks and techniques
We are transparent in every service we execute; every engagement is a learning opportunity
You can benchmark the caliber of our team members simply by listening to our talks, reading our content, or utilizing the tools we produce.
Every service is effectively built and best suited to the specifics of your environment
We strive for actionable results focused on improving organizational security
Whether you are building new adversary detection and simulation teams or looking to mature existing competencies, we provide an effective approach focused on comprehensively integrating technical components into the overall security operations program, ensuring robust prevention, detection, and response capabilities. SpecterOps team members bring extensive experience from finance, healthcare, military, intelligence community, and federal programs. Leveraging lessons learned building and supporting teams across these diverse environments, we tailor our approach to your capability development and maturation needs. Save the wasted effort of months of ineffective trial and error by focusing your approach on building transparent, effective, and repeatable capabilities that measurably improve organizational security.
It can be difficult to build out or grow a new adversary simulation and detection capability without prior experience. Whether you are trying to stand up an internal Penetration Testing, Red Team, Threat Hunting, or Detection program, SpecterOps has the background to ensure your success. We work to ensure there are attainable goals and metrics and design a path to success. We strive to build a program that is owned and operated by you, not continually dependent on us, meeting your organization needs and avoiding common pitfalls plagued by many organizations.
Detection Program Development
Red Team Program Development
Finding the right partner to solve challenging information security problems is often difficult and prone to trial and error. SpecterOps has the technical experts you need to identify issues inhibiting effective and efficient security operations and partner with for long- program improvement. Our consultants have deep expertise operating across the spectrum of adversary detection and simulation capabilities and government, defense, finance, and healthcare industries. With an in-depth understanding adversary tradecraft as well as enterprise implementation considerations, our team is here to assist you in simplifying and solving the complex issues faced in employing effective defenses against advanced threat actors.
SpecterOps provides a third-party adversary focused perspective of your enterprise environments. Leveraging expertise built through years of experience and assessments across industries and hundreds of environments, our operators use our understanding of advanced Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) to effectively assess and improve your security posture and ability to respond to today's sophisticated attacks.
The objective of our penetration tests is to assist the organization in understanding the full impact of a potential breach and evaluate how effective security controls work to protect the most critical assets. Our team of experts will work with you to design an engagement that will achieve the greatest impact on assessing your risk visibility into your environment. Our experience enables us to execute a methodology while also assuring testing is cost-effective and timely.
The difference in our penetration testing approach is that we focus on impact objective driven testing. Whether we are attempting to access sensitive information, breach security boundaries, or access management systems, you can be sure that our time is efficiently spent on comprehensively testing your organization's capability to protect critical assets.
Network Penetration Testing
Application Penetration Testing
Specialty Technology Penetration Testing
Independent Expert Perspective
Knowing what to expect from a red team engagement can be difficult since there are almost as many definitions of what “red teaming” means as there are companies that provide them. Our perspective of red teaming comes from our military backgrounds, rooted in the adversarial analysis mindset to train, and improve detection and response capabilities.
The difference in our approach starts with focusing engagements first and foremost a training opportunity for detection and response capabilities. Whether using novel or well-known adversary Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs), our objective is to provide a realistic understanding of the true risk posed by an attack by advanced threat actors. We pride ourselves on building meaningful exercise objectives that help the organization close gaps in detection and investigation technology, processes, and staff training, and ensure our debrief provides the context needed to improve future response. We let you practice response against worst-case scenarios without the worst-case risk.
Red Team Exercise
Threat Replicative Assessment
Our purple team approach focuses on validating and improving the effectiveness of security controls leveraging both our adversary simulation and detection expertise.
We have found that dynamic evaluation is the best way to evaluate the efficacy of security controls. This dynamic approach is especially important given that a preponderance of security controls are vendor supplied and thus the analytic itself is opaque. While dynamic evaluation with test cases is a standard for Purple Teaming as many know it, we believe that the “devil is in the details” with respect to test case selection to represent each behavior. Therefore, we leverage our research and tradecraft knowledge to generate a set of test cases that provide a representative sample of the possible variations of each target behavior.
EVALUATE PREVENTATIVE AND DETECTIVE CONTROLS
Gaining a realistic understanding of the effectiveness of your security operations program capabilities is a challenging problem. We have unique expertise in building adversary detection and simulation teams based our roots leading U.S. Department of Defense teams, experience building internal capabilities for Fortune 500 corporations and the focus on training as a core component of our services. We bring experience learned from developing dozens of teams, both in what makes effective capabilities and lessons learned along with way.
SpecterOps provides a third-party, expert perspective of where the organization currently sits, with clear observations of deficiencies and recommendations for correcting shortfalls. We evaluate capabilities to meet strategic objectives, repeatably perform desired activities with organizational competence level, not just surviving based on the individual competence of a few key hard-working individuals. Our assessment approach helps to establish a baseline understanding of the current program, prioritize issues, and map out a roadmap for addressing capability gaps.
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