Blue Team Tactics and Techniques – PSW #631

It’s often said that attackers need only to get it right once, where defenders have to be right all of the time. Those of us who have worked in a security role as a defender know we don’t always get it right, in fact, there are often many exposures in our defenses. This segment will aim to help defenders learn tactics and techniques that are effective and try to answer some of the following questions:

– How do you prioritize your defensive efforts?
– How do you best detect attacks?
– How do you best protect against attacks?
– We always say “patch your stuff” but how often should you patch? Which systems should you patch?
– What techniques work best to defend against email phishing?
– How do you provide a “good enough” level of security for your Active Directory?
– What are the fundamentals of defense? How do they differ per environment and organization?
– How do you get management to buy-in to your security plans and spending?

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Blue Team Tactics and Techniques


April Wright
April Wright – Preventative Security Specialist
Larry Pesce
Larry Pesce – Senior Managing Consultant and Director of Research
Lee Neely
Lee Neely – Senior Cyber Analyst
Matt Alderman
Matt Alderman – CEO
Paul Asadoorian
Paul Asadoorian – Founder & CTO
Tyler Robinson
Tyler Robinson – Managing Director of Network Operations


Bill Swearingen
Bill Swearingen – Cyber Strategist
Chris Kubecka
Chris Kubecka – CEO
Jason Nester
Jason Nester – CISO
Jim Nitterauer
Jim Nitterauer – Senior Security Engineer
Michael Gough
Michael Gough – Malware Archaeologist
Ron Gula
Ron Gula – President
Trent Lo
Trent Lo – Cyber Security Principal