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red team exercise

Definition(s):

  An exercise, reflecting real-world conditions, that is conducted as a simulated adversarial attempt to compromise organizational missions and/or business processes to provide a comprehensive assessment of the security capability of the information system and organization.
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-21B under Red Team Exercise from NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 [Superseded] under Red Team Exercise

  An exercise, reflecting real-world conditions that is conducted as a simulated adversarial attempt to compromise organizational missions or business processes and to provide a comprehensive assessment of the security capabilities of an organization and its systems.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5