Here are six minutes of highlights from “Hacking Purple Teaming: An hour of critical thinking of how to increase collaboration between red and blue teams”.

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HUGE thanks to our sponsor PlexTrac

Best Bad Ideas

Congrats to Brandon Pelfrey, business development, PlexTrac for winning this week’s Best Bad Idea!

Other honorable mentions go to:

“Hire Grimace and the Hamburgler as your purple team instructors.” – Dutch Schwartz, principal security specialist, AWS

“Forget to book a red team.” – Justin Wood

“Have the red team and blue team sacrifice a team member every time the purple team beats them.” – Craig Hurter, director security operations, Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology

“Make red team use a dial up modem.” – Justin Wood

Best Strategies

“Implement purple teaming early rather than waiting for “more maturity” in your cyber program.” – Brandon Pelfrey, business development, PlexTrac

“Don’t treat the blue team as a stepping stone to get into offensive security in your org (keep top talent on both sides).” – Brandon Pelfrey, business development, PlexTrac

“Enlist representatives from the business to be part of the blue team (security is everyone’s responsibility…. remember?).” – Sean Kelly, manager – enterprise information risk assurance, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York