Red Teaming Operations

The concept of red teaming is as old as war itself. The red team is an independent group that assumes an adversarial point of view to perform stealthy attack emulations that can trigger active controls and countermeasures. The goal is to challenge an organization to significantly improve the effectiveness of its security program. Red teaming is exercised in business, technology, and the military, and it can be applied to any situation where offensive and defensive controls are used.

The members of the blue team are the cyberdefenders. We cover blue team operations in other chapters. The blue team, by far, has the hardest job. It guards an organization’s assets and sensitive data from both the red team and actual ...

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