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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

Agent-based collection techniques

As we mentioned previously, data sources could be collected and managed by an agent that's installed directly on the asset. This type of solution needs to be managed throughout the infrastructure, from deployment through patching and troubleshooting. Managing this type of solution is a challenge, but at the time of writing, a lot of large-scale solutions are used to deploy and maintain a package that can be used to fulfill this need. Also, some agent vendors have started taking this into account and some solutions are now implementing management features with the agent. This approach can also bring the benefit of reducing the bandwidth as we can easily apply filtering at the source, limit the resources that are needed at the end of the collection chain, and increase the security of the transmission by implementing secure protocols via the agent. In this section, we will present and review some of the agents that are available on the market. We...