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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

The future of purple teaming

We are reaching the end of this book and we hope it was as interesting a journey for you as it has been for us. Now, it is time to conclude this final chapter by discussing the future of purple teaming and what is waiting for us in the coming years.

When it comes to predictions and future thoughts about security concepts and technologies, there is one resource that helps open ideas for debate – The Hype Cycle for Security Operations, by Gartner Research. This can be found at

The hype cycle is a conceptual representation of the maturity life cycle of a piece of technology over time. It starts with an innovation trigger, which is a representation of a product or new concept that creates expectations for the public. This is followed by the peak of inflated expectations, which results in "unrealistic projections" as the technology is pushed to its limits. Following the various failures...