Red Team Rules: The Importance of Human-Led Testing

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John Cartrett, Director, Trustwave SpiderLabs Americas

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With a 67% increase in security breaches over the last five years, and an average cost of a data breach clocking in at $3.86 million, you can never be too careful in your approach to security. - Per Accenture A strong security posture is a careful blend of the right people, processes, and technology aligning to ensure you remain one step ahead of the ever-evolving threat landscape, increasing attack surfaces and potential vulnerabilities resulting from digitization initiatives. From remote employees connecting to an unsecured Wi-Fi network or unintentional violations of security policies to unpatched software or a previously undetected malware file, seemingly innocuous risks can maneuver their way around your existing tools--no matter how robust. Amplifying your current security tech stack with human-led testing and simulated attacks provides heightened visibility into your environment, identifying these gaps before a bad actor can exploit them. In this session, we'll be discussing: Using red teaming engagements to confirm security efficacy Employing blue and purple team exercises to amplify existing security protocols How human-led testing differs from penetration testing and automated tools Join the Trustwave SpiderLabs team to better understand the vital role human-led testing and adversarial-simulation (red, blue and purple teaming) plays in maintaining a mature, layered security posture.
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