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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

Integration with the environment

In order to interact with the environment, in our case the Active Directory we need to setup things. First, we need to be able to list hosts within the Active Directory, this will be performed by Ansible by gathering data from a Configuration Management Database (CMDB). Then we will see how Rundeck can interact with the Windows environment in order to execute PingCastle.

Import the Inventory in Ansible

Rundeck's inventory is a major component that builds the necessary workflows and operates the security tasks for several customers. This inventory should be generated on the fly from a configuration management database such as Gestionnaire Libre de Parc Informatique (GLPI), ServiceNow, and so on.

In this section, you will learn how to use a script to get a JSON export from a CMDB. GLPI, which is a free CMDB solution, supports API calls and can easily be integrated with Ansible. The GLPI Ansible project helps ease this task. This project...