Though red teaming is sometimes perceived as pen testing with the gloves off, in reality, the goal of these engagements isn’t to prove how much damage these skilled testers can do. Modern red teams must set out to provide learning opportunities for organizations and their blue teams, running attack simulations to help teach them how to better protect their infrastructure against real-world attacks.
To run effective engagements, red teams must not focus solely on capturing the proverbial flag, forgetting their roles as trainers. They should instead provide opportunities for blue teams to put their skills to work so that they are fully prepared for when a real-world attack hits.
In this webcast, learn more about how red teams can successfully run such engagements, including:
Mark Bergman, technical advisor, and auditor, is co-founder of Fortra’s Outflank, a security testing and red teaming company. He is experienced in Internal and External penetration testing and Ethical Hacking. Mark and the Outflank team perform advanced attack simulations that mimic real hacker threats, giving organizations insight into their security and defense weaknesses. Outflank also created the OST toolset, an advanced set of tools for Red Teams.
Bill Brenner is VP of Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance — an InfoSec content strategist, researcher, director, tech writer, blogger and community builder. He was formerly director of research at IANS, senior writer/content strategist at Sophos, senior tech writer for Akamai Technology’s Security Intelligence Research Team (Akamai SIRT), managing editor for CSOonline.com and senior writer for SearchSecurity.com.