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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

PTX – purple teaming extended

We strongly believe that the purple teaming mindset could benefit organizations by being extended for broader use. The approach remains the same and follows the PEIR process, but it could be applied not only for adversary emulation but also for various types of exercises, as we will see later in this chapter. Indeed, any offensive activity that builds on the attack, audit, or scan steps can be automated to perform continuous testing to assess, measure, and control security controls based on active detections or blocking mechanisms at any layer of an infrastructure. This approach will be detailed more in the next section, and multiple examples of this approach will be covered in Chapter 12, PTX – Purple Teaming eXtended.

Let's now see some types of exercise that can be performed based on the generic purple teaming process and the Purple Teaming eXtended approach.