How using the purple team approach helps in addressing cybercrime

Automated purple teaming is one of the best ways to address cybercrime as it does not only test for the deficiencies in existing security controls – Let’s dig deeper into this approach.

An IBM report reveals that the cost of data breaches has reached record highs over the past year. The banking industry has also seen an exponential rise in ransomware attacks, with one study indicating that banks have seen a 1,318 percent increase in ransomware attacks in 2021. Cyber attacks are on the rise, and it is only logical to respond to them by fortifying defenses.

Cyber defense fortification is not just about having the best security controls, though. Even with the most advanced security tech, bad actors can still find their way into networks or IT assets if they manage to find vulnerabilities they can exploit. Hence, organizations should consider security validation as a critical part of their security posture.

SEE: Google, Microsoft, and Oracle generated most vulnerabilities in 2021

One of the best ways to undertake security validation at present is purple teaming, an approach that entails the collaboration between the red (attack) and blue (defense) teams while still keeping them independent from each other.

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