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Purple Team Strategies

By : David Routin, Simon Thoores, Samuel Rossier
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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)
1
Part 1: Concept, Model, and Methodology
6
Part 2: Building a Purple Infrastructure
12
Part 3: The Most Common Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) and Defenses
14
Part 4: Assessing and Improving

Summary

Now that we've completed this chapter that sets the tone for the rest of the book, we are able to understand the current threat landscape and the fact that passive defense will always fail. The assume-breach mindset is necessary for each organization to shift to a more proactive defense approach.

We also understand cybersecurity threats and their intents, as well as the common terminology, concepts, and issues around blue and red teams. We have also highlighted the need for a new model to better improve our cyber resilience. We've also briefly seen that regulators are following the trend by providing new assessment frameworks.

The next chapter will help us define and understand how purple teaming can be applied within our organizations.