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Course Description

The Red Team strategy is a time-tested method of improving the effectiveness of an organization. A Red Team is an organized group that acts as an adversary to the primary organization. They challenge the organization from the outside and provide information on improving its effectiveness. By considering the point of view of a theoretical adversary, the organization can prepare for potential weaknesses and inefficiencies. In the context of cybersecurity, a Red Team will carry out attacks on the organization and report their findings. This means compromising the target’s network and physical spaces. Many organizations are eager to discover and secure their potential vulnerabilities. Cybrary provides a comprehensive and convenient online course for learning Red Team strategies and effectiveness. Let’s take a look at some of the key points of this course.

About This Red Team Training

The Red Team course is made up of 5 modules, each covering a key area of Red Team techniques. The first module is an overview of the key concepts. Here you will be introduced to the basics of Red Teaming, its purposes, and what makes a successful Red Team. Module 2 will cover the practices of Red Teaming, and Module 3 will teach you about Red Team attacks. Module 4 outlines Red Teaming as a job and professional practice, while Module 5 will introduce the idea of Red Team vs Blue Team. In short, the Blue Team is the organization that the Red Team is aligned against. Together, these modules provide a comprehensive understanding of Red Teaming. On an individual level, they can prove to be invaluable to any cybersecurity professionals looking to advance their career. On an organizational level, providing Red Team training for your organization can close up security vulnerabilities and improve overall effectiveness. Red Teaming, also known as alternative analysis, is a highly valuable and sought-after set of skills.

Why learn about Red Teaming?

Red Teaming is an essential practice for many organizations, including the intelligence community of the United States. This is a skill that opens many opportunities for individual professionals and organizations as a whole. Why learn Red Teaming? Red Teaming is a very marketable skill that finds widespread use in the cybersecurity and intelligence industry. It is best suited towards those looking to increase their credentials in both fields. There are positions in the public and private sector for Read Team strategies, and they can be adapted to organizations that have not yet implemented them.

What are the pre-requisites for taking the Red Team training?

This course has some significant pre-requisites. You should be familiar with using Kali Linux and working with the bash command line. Kali Linux is a crucial tool for cybersecurity professionals, so knowing your way around it is essential. You should also have a good understanding of the concepts behind networking and penetration testing. In cybersecurity, Red Teaming is carried out by professionals who are already familiar with infiltrating a network. Beyond this, candidates for this course should have a basic knowledge of security policy. This means understanding the standard practices an organization takes to protect their network.

Who is this course designed for?

This course is mainly designed for qualified cybersecurity professionals. This includes Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) and Cybersecurity Engineers. This course is not designed for those that are new to cybersecurity or networking. Cybrary provides many free courses and material online that can be used to prepare for the Red Team course. Learning Kali Linux, networking, penetration testing, and basic security policy is possible through Cybrary’s free resources.

How difficult is the Red Team course?

The prerequisites take some time to learn if you haven’t already, but the material is not too difficult for those already familiar with networking and penetration testing through Kali Linux. Each lesson/section is 5-10 minutes and the each module contains 2-7 sections with a quiz at the end. The quizzes will re-enforce your understanding of the material and test your knowledge of the concepts. If you take your time in learning the material and prepare yourself for each module quiz, it should not be too difficult to complete the course. This is assuming that you already have the necessary pre-requisites for the Red Team training.

How long will it take to complete the Red Team course?

This depends on the individual, Cybrary provides online resources to learn at your own pace. If you take a day for each module, you could complete the course in as little as five days. Alternatively, you could learn at a faster pace and complete it in fewer days. It’s important that you take your time to fully understand the concepts in the Red Team course. We have provided module quizzes that will help you become more comfortable with these concepts.

Instructed By

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Hamza M'Hirsi
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