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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 14: Exercise Wrap-Up and KPIs

Now that you have a better overview of the multiple purple team strategies and the required technical components and outputs behind them, let's wrap up our journey. Consolidation through reports is critical to managing the whole process and offers both technical staff and managers an overview of people, process, and technology efficiency.

This approach allows managers to assess their global security posture, prepare investments for both products and staff with reliable key performance indicators (KPIs), and provide risk visibility to the top management.

Thanks to what we covered in the previous chapters, we can start working on continuous improvement. While considering all the concepts and technical examples that were covered in this book, we will discuss what the future of purple teaming holds.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Reporting strategy overview
  • Purple teaming report
  • Ingesting data for...