Historically, penetration testers and cyber-defenders report to a separate management structure. This can hinder good communication between the two teams. We've all heard the saying “Offense Informs Defense.” This should be a bidirectional feedback loop where each side works together to run simulations and educate each other. This concept is often referred to as “Purple Teaming.”
1: Learn how to perform adversarial threat simulation.
2: Learn how to enable communication between red and blue teams.
3: Understand how to map APT phases to a killchain life cycle.
A background in systems administration, incident response, forensics, network engineering, penetration testing or other similar disciplines.