Computer Security Resource Center

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Red Team

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A group of people authorized and organized to emulate a potential adversary’s attack or exploitation capabilities against an enterprise’s security posture. The Red Team’s objective is to improve enterprise cybersecurity by demonstrating the impacts of successful attacks and by demonstrating what works for the defenders (i.e., the Blue Team) in an operational environment. Also known as Cyber Red Team.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015