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Glossary Definition

Red, Blue, and Purple Teams


Red, Blue, and Purple Teams

Red, Blue, and Purple Teams consist of security professionals who are integral to maintaining and improving an organization’s security posture. Red Teams are “attackers” who deploy ethical hacking methods such as penetration testing to simulate an attack and improve defenses.

Methods include OSINT and reconnaissance to avoid being detected by Blue Teams. A Blue Team includes security professionals operating within an organization’s security operations center (SOC), acting as defenders that identify, assess and respond to potential attacks. To protect assets, Blue Teams might analyze forensic , perform DNS audits, and utilize a SIEM platform for communicating necessary actions in real time. Finally, Purple Teams unite the separate objectives of Red and Blue teams to promote information sharing, collaboration and maximize their effectiveness.

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