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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

Current and future considerations

In the previous section, we looked at the methods and techniques we can use to increase our maturity and our automation methods in the second phase, execute, of our exercise. However, we did not mention how to identify or remediate (phase three and four of the PEIR).

Commercial solutions such as Picus Security are innovating to close the gap in terms of identifying potential issues in our security controls and remediating them. In Chapter 9, Purple Team Infrastructure, we saw that Picus can give valuable insights into the security products it goes through and the configuration that needs to be adjusted to increase the overall maturity of the security products we deployed. We think it is still missing integration with the SIEM part and the detections from this modern security component. Sometimes, in real environments and organizations, mitigating specific risks by changing configurations is not an option as it could have an impact on production...