In a red team/blue team exercise, the red team is made up of offensive security experts who try to attack an organization's cybersecurity defenses. The blue team defends against and responds to the red team's attack.
Modelled after military training exercises, this drill is a face-off between two teams of highly trained cybersecurity professionals: a red team that uses real-world adversary tradecraft in an attempt to compromise the environment and a blue team that consists of incident responders who work within the security unit to identify, assess and respond to the intrusion.
Red team/blue team simulations play an essential role in defending the organization against a wide range of cyberattacks from today's sophisticated adversaries. These exercises help organizations:Identify points of vulnerability as it relates to people, technologies and systems