A Red Team assessment is far more targeted than penetration testing. A Red Teamer's responsibility is not to find as many vulnerabilities as possible, but to access sensitive information that achieves their unique goal. They do this by acting as swiftly and quietly as possible, emulating a malicious actor. Red Team assessments are employed to rigorously test an organization’s detection and response capabilities.
Red Teamers need experience with computer languages like Python, Powershell, and Golang, and common testing tools like Kali, Metasploit, Wireshark, and Web Inspect. They should be able to work with web application technologies and layer 7 protocols including HTTP, DNS, FTP, and also need a deep, up-to-date understanding of the latest exploits, and vulnerabilities.
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