Learn about the benefits of extending your routine cybersecurity testing with a purple team assessment to help improve your organization’s cybersecurity program and posture.
Purple team assessments have become one of the more popular cybersecurity exercises organizations are adding to their cyber programs to help improve their alerting and detection posture, as well as extending visibility into potential malicious activities. With the increased focus on purple team assessments, the Schneider Downs cybersecurity team has introduced a new whitepaper, Benefits of a Purple Team Assessment, to help interested parties better understand Purple Team assessments.
Our whitepaper provides a comprehensive overview of what purple teaming really means, how the process works and the top benefits for your organization, including:
Validation of your Security Infrastructure Investment
The cyber budget is an incredibly important part of the operating budget, and it is rare that you would be able to discover opportunities to save money while increasing security. Since a purple team assessment allows you to test all layers of your security architecture, it also provides a chance to reevaluate and streamline processes. Purple team assessments include tests of architecture such as the Firewall, IDS/IPS, SIEM platforms, Anti-virus or Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), in addition to numerous other areas of monitoring. By testing each platform through carefully crafted tests, you can identify these areas and “cut the fat.”
Gain Knowledge and Know How to Respond
During a traditional penetration test, you may be blind to activities until the tester lets you know that they are performing a certain part of the test or have accomplished some goal. During a purple team assessment, you are sitting side-by-side with your red team and blue team analysts. We can show you the attack technique, describe its significance and how it furthers the goals of the attackers, and what remediation or response would be suggested.
Improve Active Directory, Group Policy and Systems Configurations
Purple team assessments put your active directory configurations to the test and ensure that the policies that you have in place are in tip-top shape. If there is room for improvement, new group policy objects can be tested as part of the as part of the assessment and show results—which could block multiple attack techniques versus just alerting on the activity.
A Schneider Downs purple team exercise brings together our red teamers and blue teamers, onsite, to work alongside your team to learn how to prevent and detect specific offensive techniques from the MITRE ATTACK framework and other hacker tools, techniques and procedures. As part of a purple team exercise, our goal is to provide the hacker with the toolsets and mentality of our red team experts, along with the incident responder and defensive thinking of our blue team experts in a way that encourages, engages and sparks knowledge transfer.
The Schneider Downs cybersecurity practice consists of experts offering a comprehensive set of information technology security services, including penetration testing, intrusion prevention/detection review, ransomware security, vulnerability assessments and a robust digital forensics and incident response team. For more information, visit www.schneiderdowns.com/cybersecurity or contact the team at [email protected].
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