Purple Team consists of the Red team and Blue team working together to simulate malicious attacks and learning from each other along the way.
In a Red team exercise, a group of ethical hackers uses real-world cyber attacks to exploit an organization’s people, technology, and processes. The red team uses one or multiple techniques, including penetration testing, social engineering, or other custom software and tools. The blue team, unaware of any impending attack, works to defend the organization’s networks, relying on data analysis, threat detection, and risk assessments.
Red team vs. blue team scenarios have a long history with military origins. A more recent approach, called purple teaming, takes members from both teams to communicate and collaborate to improve your organization’s overall security posture.
Having a partner that is actively monitoring our systems, trends, local and global threats not only saves the Virtua IT Security team time, but provides us with the ability to proactively look at potential threats to plan accordingly. The partnership with CynergisTek has allowed us to focus on compliance, developing risk programs, policy and procedures leading to a culture focused on making us more secure.
Security has become a necessary and critical strategic pillar for our organization, and it is too broad and complex for a provider organization to keep up with on their own. Having a partner like CynergisTek with depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise is a crucial asset for our organization. I can’t imagine navigating these issues without them.
Vice President, Chief Information & Compliance Officer, Saratoga Hospital
CynergisTek’s social engineering and phishing service was an excellent training tool for our organization. A third-party assessment of how our policies and procedures would stack up against a real threat was eye-opening and provided us with valuable information we can leverage to continue to enhance our security posture.
Director of Information Security, Valley Children’s Hospital
Encourage employees to think outside the box and establish ongoing communication channels with a collaborative culture that promotes continuous improvements to your cybersecurity posture.
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