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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

Configuring alerting

By default, Rundeck provides the notification plugin for each job that will be created.

At the time of writing, five conditions can trigger notifications:

  • -onstart: The job started.
  • -onsuccess: The job completed without error.
  • -onfailure: The job failed or was aborted.
  • -onavgduration: The execution exceeded the average duration of the job.
  • -onretryablefailure: The job failed but will be retried.

By default, Rundeck sends a notification that includes the global logging attachment and the status for each step (this is a lot of information).

However, several channels are available even with the free version. This means we can configure a notification very quickly via email, webhook, or Slack:

Figure 13.28 – Rundeck notification configuration

In addition, if we use a log management solution based on Elasticsearch, Rundeck makes a plugin available that's in charge of forwarding all Rundeck execution...