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Purple Team Strategies

By : David Routin, Simon Thoores, Samuel Rossier
Book Image

Purple Team Strategies

By: David Routin, Simon Thoores, Samuel Rossier

Overview of this book

With small to large companies focusing on hardening their security systems, the term "purple team" has gained a lot of traction over the last couple of years. Purple teams represent a group of individuals responsible for securing an organization’s environment using both red team and blue team testing and integration – if you’re ready to join or advance their ranks, then this book is for you. Purple Team Strategies will get you up and running with the exact strategies and techniques used by purple teamers to implement and then maintain a robust environment. You’ll start with planning and prioritizing adversary emulation, and explore concepts around building a purple team infrastructure as well as simulating and defending against the most trendy ATT&CK tactics. You’ll also dive into performing assessments and continuous testing with breach and attack simulations. Once you’ve covered the fundamentals, you'll also learn tips and tricks to improve the overall maturity of your purple teaming capabilities along with measuring success with KPIs and reporting. With the help of real-world use cases and examples, by the end of this book, you'll be able to integrate the best of both sides: red team tactics and blue team security measures.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Part 1: Concept, Model, and Methodology
Part 2: Building a Purple Infrastructure
Part 3: The Most Common Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) and Defenses
Part 4: Assessing and Improving

Chapter 10: Purple Teaming the ATT&CK Tactics

The MITRE ATT&CK framework has become the de facto standard knowledge base regarding adversary tactics and techniques. This repository is continuously evolving and offers classified tactics and techniques that could be used by both red and blue teams for security assessments. An interesting part of this framework is that these technical references can be used directly in security devices such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Breach Attack Simulation (BAS), Sigma rules (where most of the detection rules contain MITRE ATT&CK tags), and so on. Security professionals can now build a full coverage mapping of all techniques to get an overall view of the global security resilience of the company and represent them using the nice MITRE ATT&CK Navigator ( This framework offers a real bridge between technical integrations and...