What is OffSec Teaming?
The abundance of cyber attacks is growing. The significance of analysis and expertise to advancing it is expanding the gap between the time of the attack and the time of the discovery. That’s where teaming arises to solve the problem. Teaming operations simulate real-life adversarial scenarios–with one team attacking, and another defending.
Social Engineering, Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing, Digital Forensics, Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering are the branches of Offensive Security.
What Are the Different Types of Teams?
Red team and blue team analyses are delegated and modelled after military operations. The red team runs continuous simulations to test the organisation’s defence-in-depth strategy. It is very much similar to the soldiers practising before they are ready for the mainstream battle. It is a proactive approach to identify the security gaps before the real-malicious adversaries take down the organisation.
The red teams play the offensive role of the enemy, while the blue-team is on the defensive, shielding their environment. In the information security domain, the characters are the same. However, the war field is in the digital sphere.