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PODCAST: Purple-Teaming

07/10/2018  |  By: Bill Dean, CCE, GCIH, GCFA, GPEN, Senior Manager

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Most penetration testers are considered “red team,” while most defenders are considered “blue team.” Thus, the irony of a conventional penetration test is that these two groups are typically pitted against each other. When the red teams and blue teams are working together, you have what’s called a “purple team.” While purple-teaming has not always been a thing, it can be a win for both groups.

Purple-teaming has now become somewhat of a buzzword. However, the effort behind it has great merit and value. In this podcast, LBMC Information Security’s Bill Dean helps define purple-teaming, as well some of the benefits involved with the practice. 

Listen, and discover these key takeaways:

  • A brief description of purple-teaming
  • How purple-teaming can be beneficial to both penetration testers and defenders
  • Why your penetration tests are not the same as the collaboration involved with purple-teaming
  • Reasons purple-teaming does not have to be an annual event

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