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BrandPost: Why red teams should be part of your team

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Sep 27, 2016.

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    Hiring red teams — good-guy hackers that probe both the physical and virtual security of a company — are an increasingly popular method that many organizations use to test their cyberdefense posture.

    These penetration tests, or pen tests as they are also known, have been a staple of planning since the Cold War. Governments and militaries would enlist what were designated as red teams to identify blind spots in their security routines. (The term came into vogue because U.S. officers took the Soviet or “red” perspective.) Fast forward to the present and a host of organizations ranging from the U.S. Department of Justice to Palantir Technologies are turning to red teams to conduct pen tests to help improve their security.

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