Breach and Attack Simulation

A ransomware attack executes in under 30 seconds. See your network from the attacker’s eyes before they do! 


While a manual penetration test shows how an attacker would break into your network from the outside, what can you do with malicious traffic already hidden inside of your network? What if an employee falls for a social engineering tactic and your network is compromised from the inside? A breach and attack simulation can show you what would happen and how effective your existing security controls are without causing any damage.

Want to go even deeper and uncover the malicious traffic living inside of your network right now? Try our threatINTELIGENCE Live Forensics with real-time deep packet inspection!




of malware payloads are ransomware


of businesses take more than a week to recover their data after a ransomware attack

Gain a deeper understanding of how your network:

  • Is seen by an attacker and what they can access

  • Tracks against the Zero Trust extended framework

  • Maps against specific advance persistent threats (APT) and the MITRE ATT&CK framework

  • Performs against the highest priority threats and vulnerabilities

  • Maps including breached machines and why

  • Can be remediated including recommendations for each machine breached in the network.


Let us help you measure your breach and attack prevention and detection capabilities and learn where gaps exist in your security program

13 Layers breach and attack simulation will give you the opportunity to test your cyber resilience and ransomware preparedness. We also offer breach and attack prevention training to help you understand ransomware and ransomware defense strategies, including ransomware incident response preparation and ransomware cyberattack mitigation.



Command Line Interface, Execution through module or API, Powershell, Scripting


.bash, account creation, hidden files/directories, local job scheduling, PowerShell profile, Schedule Tasks


BITS jobs, Clear command history, File deletion, File permissions escalation, Signed script proxy execution


Brute force, Credential dumping, Private keys, Mimikatz


Account discovery, Remote system discovery


Remote services exploits, Hash passing, Remote file copy, Remote services


Data from local machine


Connection and Multi-hop proxies, Uncommon port access


Over command and control channel

As ransomware attacks continue to evolve and become more complex, the threat from ransomware is quickly becoming a top concern for security leaders.

The breach and attack threat landscape has diversified and evolved since the first reported ransomware incident in 1989. With more than 400 ransomware families to date, the world is in the grips of a new epidemic. These attacks are growing increasingly more sophisticated and dangerous. Upwards of half a million people are hit by these attacks every year.

13 Layers will collaborate with your organization to simulate sophisticated ransomware attacks using our custom-built breach and attack simulation technology. We will even help you train and develop your own playbooks to react accordingly.

Managed Cybersecurity Testimonials


We called him (Justin) from our car and he answered right away. He put a team together after an hour and a half. The task force from 13 Layers were on top of it and they took care of us before we even had the time to speak about money. The way they approached the [process], I was sure that it would cost us much more than that…. We were able to come back to normal operations within a couple of days, and the way they handled it was amazing. It’s rare to see anybody be able to react almost immediately. We hadn’t even taken care of any money or signed anything yet, and I came in the next morning and these guys from Kentucky were already going! The box was here within 48 hours. We were able to come back to normal operations within a couple of days, and the way they handled it was amazing.   Full Video Review Here

International Sign Company

We are honored to recommend 13 Layers to provide cyber threat security.  They have been providing outstanding service to our organization for the past three years.  The protection of cyber threats to any organization is critical to the day-to-day business and to protect data and resources. The threats are continual, and 13 Layers stops the attempted breaches on a daily basis. We have never had a breach. We trust them emphatically for our security requirements.  We unequivocally recommend you select 13 Layers as your cyber security company.

United States Government

Our company was cyber-attacked with a very sophisticated Banking Trojan Virus.  The virus attempted to gain access to our servers through our individual PC’s.  Once deployed, it was a battle for 120 straight hours to protect our data.  FINALLY,  one of our staff members pulled me aside and his exact words, “this will require a level of expertise that will far exceed 98% of the industry people you will find to rectify this issue, but I know a company in that 2% and they called 13 Layers.” Immediately, I made the call to 13 Layers at 10:00 pm at night. Within the hour, the 13 Layers team were remotely logged in working on the issue.  Within 4 hours, our main threat had been limited. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to know why. I immediately hired 13 Layers. The industry knowledge, accessibility, detailed reports, and thorough explanation put my mind at ease.  I truly owe a lot more than just the bill I received from 13 Layers.

National Finanical Institution

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