Identify critical assets, risks and attack vectors with Red Trident’s Cybersecurity Assessment Services.


ICYMI: In 2022, more Operational Technology (OT) vulnerabilities and publicly disclosed vulnerabilities were reported than any prior year.

Why Clients Choose Red Trident for Cybersecurity Assessments Services


OT Security is complex and we have found that most organizations are challenged to find and hire industrial security employees with the right skills. We are industrial cybersecurity experts that come from production, manufacturing and energy verticals.


Our team has executed projects for a variety of Enterprise and Government entities on a moment's notice and across the continental United States of America. Red Trident can partner with you or your existing IT services provider to address the unique risks in OT or ICS (Industrial Control Systems) environments.


Red Trident team members have decades of professional experience across OT/ICS cybersecurity, secure software development consulting and industrial product management. We are founding members of the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance, have chaired the American Petroleum Institutes’ IT Security Subcommittee and develop cybersecurity programs for companies in a wide range of industries.


ICS Vulnerability Assessments

Automated and manual assessment performed on-site or remotely (if possible) to identify vulnerabilities, misconfiguration, and gaps against OT security best practices. This process falls into the “Identify” phase of a cybersecurity program and highlights areas of mitigation, improvement, and risk reduction for an organization.

  • Identifies vulnerabilities and misconfiguration of ICS hardware, software, and networks
  • Provides a clear picture of connectivity and networked assets
  • Identifies risks associated with existing processes, standards, and personnel
  • Identifies current capabilities to protect, detect, respond, and recover from attacks, security anomalies, or incidents

Learn more about ICS Vulnerability Assessments

Penetration Testing

Penetration testing can be scoped to mimic external attackers targeting OT environments from the Internet or from the corporate environment to identify pivot points into OT networks and systems. Red Trident adheres to strict rules of engagement and will not perform any testing that negatively impacts production operations.

  • Identifies points of entry into ICS networks and systems
  • Emulates real-world attack techniques
  • Can be used to validate visibility of ICS environments

Learn more about OT Penetration Testing

Application and Product Security Assessments

Red Trident’s application security assessments provide thorough testing integrated with existing development environments that can be leveraged to identify defects throughout the software development lifecycle. Our experience in testing and securing code for ICS software and firmware brings expertise that will drastically reduce risk in your software before it’s deployed to operations and safety-critical environments.

  • Static Analysis
  • Dynamic Analysis
  • Penetration Testing and Exploitation
  • Assessments of ICS software, firmware, and hardware product development
  • Secure Software Development Lifecycle Assessments

Red Team Exercises

Physical and logical attack campaigns that simulate real-world tactics, techniques, and procedures to break into an organization’s infrastructure and move throughout the environment. This testing challenges and evaluates existing physical and logical security measures and technologies in place and helps the organization understand how they people, processes, and technology will stand against attacks of various scales.

  • Social Engineering
  • Physical Red Team Exercises
  • Real-world attack simulation to identify detection and response capabilities

Incident Response Capability Assessment

A key component of any OT cybersecurity program is incident response. If you have an incident response team, plan, or playbook in place but don’t know how your organization would respond to a severe incident, Red Trident can help. If you haven’t yet documented or built an incident response capability, we can help there as well.

  • Tabletop exercises to evaluate and document gaps in response capabilities, tools, and processes
  • Identify response effectiveness against real-world attack scenarios
  • Identify risks in communication, planning, and logistics during an incident
  • Alignment of Business Continuity Plans to respond effectively to cyber events
  • Scenarios targeted to your organization based upon threat intelligence and your critical risks and concerns

Operational Continuity and Recovery Assessments

Ensuring an organization has the ability to continue operations or recover is critical to limiting the impact of an incident in ICS environments. The baseline of ‘what is in place’, should be fully understood and all of the components of operational continuity and recovery should be evaluated. This includes the plans, personnel, procedures, backups, spares, and redundancy. The following are areas of focus when evaluating documentation and the environment to which it applies:

  • Personnel
  • Communications
  • Technology Issues
  • Facilities
  • Manual Operations
  • Redundancy of Control, Operation, and Supervision
  • Critical Spares
  • Software Version Control
  • Data Recovery
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Procedures
  • Backups and business tolerance for each of these areas

Asset Discovery and Inventory Services

In order to implement a security program around production OT environments, you must understand what you have. This includes systems, software, policies, processes, and personnel. Red Trident can assist you in taking the first step by identifying, documenting, and building a repeatable process towards asset discovery and inventory.

Security Architecture Reviews

Whether you have brown field OT environments or are moving to green field, it is critical to understand security risks in architecture and network design and how to mitigate those risks. At Red Trident, our expertise in network architecture design can identify shortcomings in existing OT network architecture or even provide input from the start of the design process for a new OT environment.

  • Brownfield Architecture Review
  • Early Design phase engagement
  • Security Acceptance Testing and Design Reviews
  • Support for remote access and digital initiatives

ICS Compliance Assessments

Red Trident’s cybersecurity team has extensive experience in many OT environments including wastewater, power and utility, oil and gas, maritime, and manufacturing. Because of this, we can support cybersecurity assessments focused on regulatory, standards-based, or contractual requirements.

  • Frameworks and Standards
  • Regulatory compliance requirements
  • Contractual compliance requirements

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