Building Better Cyber Red Teams | Defense News

Keeping the U.S. military’s network defenders sharp and up to date is increasingly the work of cyber red teams — security experts who try to punch through holes before the enemy can. But there’s an art to composing a good red team — and to turning the team’s penetration exercises into a solid plan for improving network security.


“A red team is not just a bunch of hackers that try to break into your system from remote. It’s about social networking; it’s about physical aspects. There are a lot of different pieces of security,” said Jeff Moulton, a researcher with the Georgia Tech Research Institute.