Purple Teaming – Getting the Real Work Done in Cybersecurity #1

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The first episode of Security Weekly’s podcast mini-series with PlexTrac “Getting the Real Work Done in Cybersecurity” starts with PlexTrac’s bread and butter, Purple Teaming! The group – along with special guest Bryson Bort of SCYTHE – discuss the ins and outs of purple teaming. Topics covered on the show include the importance of collaboration within your security team, the idea of a milestone-based approach to security, purple teaming engagements, and much more.

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Full Episode Show Notes

Purple Teaming

Guests

Bryson Bort

Bryson Bort – CEO and Founder at SCYTHE

@brysonbort

Bryson is the Founder of SCYTHE, a start-up building a next generation attack emulation platform, and GRIMM, a boutique cybersecurity consultancy, and Co-Founder of the ICS Village, a non-profit advancing awareness of industrial control system security. He is a Senior Fellow for Cybersecurity and National Security at R Street and the National Security Institute and an Advisor to the Army Cyber Institute. Prior, Bryson led an elite offensive capabilities development group. As a U.S. Army Officer, he served as a Battle Captain and Brigade Engineering Officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom before leaving the Army as a Captain.

Hosts

Daniel DeCloss

Daniel DeCloss – Founder / CEO & President at PlexTrac

@wh33lhouse

Dan has over 15 years of experience in cybersecurity. Dan started his career in the Department of Defense and then moved on to consulting where he worked for various companies. Prior to PlexTrac, Dan was the Director of Cybersecurity for Scentsy where he and his team built the security program out of its infancy into a best-in-class program. Dan has a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School with an emphasis in Information Security. Additionally, Dan holds the OSCP and CISSP certifications.

Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian – Founder at Security Weekly

@securityweekly

Paul Asadoorian is the founder of Security Weekly, which was acquired by CyberRisk Alliance. Paul spent time “in the trenches” implementing security programs for a lottery company and then a large university. Paul is offensive, having spent several years as a penetration tester. As Product Evangelist for Tenable Network Security, Paul built a library of materials on the topic of vulnerability management. When not hacking together embedded systems (or just plain hacking them) or coding silly projects in Python, Paul can be found researching his next set of headphones.

Shawn Scott

Shawn Scott – Vice President of Success at PlexTrac

@shawnhscott

Shawn honed his expertise during 23 years of service in the United States Air Force, where he led both kinetic and cyber operations. After retirement from the DoD, he operated an information security consultancy where he developed a profound distaste for manual report writing. After discovering and using PlexTrac to save countless hours, Shawn joined the PlexTrac team in 2019 to help others realize these same benefits.