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Jargon Buster Red and Blue Teams

What is a Red Team and a Blue Team

Isabelle explains what a Red Team and a Blue Team are

JUMPSEC’s Isabelle Bearn describes what Red and Blue Teams are in this week’s edition of our Jargon Buster series- helping you to navigate cyber security terminology.


Video transcript:

“A Red Team is a group of white-hat hackers that attack an organization’s digital infrastructure as an attacker would in order to test the organization’s defences (often known as “penetration testing”).
A Blue Team are the defenders, and should be able to notice attack efforts, the lateral movements, and any typical steps they take as early as possible. They oppose the attack and prevent the Red Team from reaching its goal. Purple Teams are ideally superfluous groups that exist to ensure and maximize the effectiveness of the Red and Blue teams.”