54Robert Willis

Photograph of Robert Willis.

“In short, the blue team defends organizations through various controls and responds to malicious activity, working to keep an organization as protected as possible while having the knowledge to respond to worse-case scenarios for a proper containment and recovery.”

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Robert Willis is a security consultant at 1337 Inc. He has a BS in management and certifications in IT and security from Stanford University, USAF, DHS, CompTIA, EC-Council, ELS, and various other organizations. He began his journey into programming and hacking in the late 1990s on AOL. Robert is also currently enlisted in the Texas State Guard, working in cybersecurity at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas. Robert recently received the Texas Medal of Merit for his cyber work.

How do you define a blue team?

Blue teamers are security professionals who prepare and protect organizations from malicious actors. There are many different roles blue teamers can specialize in, from managing proactive defense measures to responding to incidents—all the way through the identification and recovery process. In short, the blue team defends organizations through various controls and responds to malicious activity, working to keep an organization as protected as possible while having the knowledge to respond to worse-case scenarios for a proper containment and recovery. ...

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