The long-held rivalry between red and blue teams has served a beneficial purpose, simulating the highly competitive real-world environment between hackers and those defending organizations. However, recent advances in blue team capabilities and the sophistication of the security technologies that support them have shifted the balance between the two groups.
While in years past the red team always had the upper hand, the blue team is now increasingly well-equipped to defend enterprise attack surfaces while proactively hunting threats. This benefits many across the security ecosystem and can bring more value to the overall practice. There are a few key ways enterprises should take advantage of the new dynamic.