Building a Red Team Capability

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Building a Red Team Capability

Can a friendly company hacker exist? A growing number of companies see the advantage not only in simulated attacks but in indirectly testing their defense controls and their ability to detect attacks as well. Increase your value within your organization's security team by finding the gaps in your organization's cyber defenses and addressing them before nefarious parties attempt to break in. In Building a Red Team Capability, you'll discover strategies to test your organization's ability to detect cyberattacks and understand how to test an organization's defense controls.

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Knowledge Areas

Red team function building
Mitre ATT&CK framework
Red team management
Read team exercises
Metric evaluation
ATT&CK for red team exercises
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4 Modules

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4-6 Work Hours Per Module

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Jeffrey Groman, CISSP

Your Subject Matter Expert:

Jeffrey Groman, CISSP

“If you've got the right skills and people in your security team already, they’re going to know your environment intimately. They know your technologies and applications, they understand what's going on in the network and they'll have some really good ideas for what they might want to red team against.”

Course Modules

This course is designed to introduce students to strategies to test an organization’s ability to detect cyberattacks. Learn how to conduct red team exercises, identify objectives and recognize methodologies for running a red team exercise, identify critical resources and frameworks that can be leveraged when running drills, and learn how cyber threat intelligence plays a role in red team exercises.

Module 1: What Is a Red Team and What Does It Do?

Differentiate red team from penetration testing. Describe the goals and objectives of a red team function and the key ingredients for making a red team effective.

Module 2: Building a Red Team Function

Weigh the pros and cons of insourcing versus outsourcing the red team function. Define the skills and tools that are needed to build a red team function. Describe where the red team fits within your security team.

Module 3: Red Team Versus Blue Team

Explain how the red team fits within your security team. Learn how to leverage the Mitre Att&ck framework for the red team and blue team. Identify different ways of leveraging Att&ck for red team exercises.

Module 4: Measuring Red Team Effectiveness

Explain how to use metrics to measure trends over time. Apply metrics to measure the effectiveness of red team exercises. Justify the investment of time and money in a red team, and convey its value to leadership using metrics. Evaluate sample metrics.

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Jeffrey Groman, CISSP

Jeffrey Groman, founder of Groman Consulting Group, is dedicated to helping organizations identify and resolve their greatest cybersecurity risks. Mr. Groman has worked in the security field for more than 20 years. As a cybersecurity consultant, he has guided major corporations, including banks, insurance companies and software providers through risk prevention and rapid response to incidents and security breaches.

Mr. Groman is certified in forensic analysis and application security, and previously worked with Mandiant Security Consulting Services and FireEye, providing strategic and incident response consulting to security teams and educating executives through delivery of SOC assessments. In these roles, Mr. Groman led a team of consultants and functional experts in working with a wide range of clients across multiple verticals, including NYC Health and Hospitals, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Ameriprise Financial, American Express, Ally, Huntington National Bank, Eaton, Caterpillar, DST Systems, Sprint and TransAmerica.

Mr. Groman is passionate about cybersecurity and partnering with clients to find solutions to complex issues. His book “Avoid These 11 Pitfalls and Minimize the Pain of Your Next Data Breach” is designed to help organizations learn from his decades of real-world experience. He has presented at Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) International, NetSecure, and Infragard conferences; briefed boards of directors; conducted tabletop exercises and workshops; and helped clients build security processes to be better prepared for the inevitable.

Mr. Groman has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.