Red Team Development and Operations Book¶
We are excited to announce the release of our new book
Red Team Development and Operations¶
This book is the culmination of years of experience in the information technology and cybersecurity field. Components of the book have existed as rough notes, ideas, informal and formal processes developed and/or adopted by the authors as we led and executed Red Team engagements over many years. These components have been used to successfully plan, deliver, and perform professional Red Team engagements of all sizes and complexities.
One of our first formal attempts to capture this information was the SANS SEC564 Red Team Operation and Threat Emulation course. This first effort was an attempt to document the concepts in a format usable by others. Although, the SANS course was extremely successful and received highly rated reviews, we have moved on from SANS training and have completed this book to detail Red Team operations in an easily maintainable and digestible format.
It has taken years of research, experimentation (a.k.a trial-and-error), and execution to discern what elements should and should not be part of this text. Our goal was to provide practical guidance to assist you (or your team) in the development, management, and execution of a professional Red Team. Volumes upon volumes could be written on each individual topic; however, we have attempted to write to the 80/20 rule. Eighty (80) percent of what you see, hear, and experience is the least valuable information. This book covers what we believe to be the twenty (20) percent of Red Team Development and Operations that has the most value. It will not only make you a better Red Teamer, but it should also provide a means to streamline your efforts and alleviate your work-load. In the end, improving (making things better) and enjoying yourself in the process is what counts the most.
The first release is our "zero-day" edition. We want to get this book in the public space. It will be updated as needed. The book has a companion website, https://redteam.guide. This website contains tips, templates, and other extras that help develop or run a Red Team.
Self published on Amazon¶
("Red Team Development and Operations", Zero-Day Edition) Joe Vest (@joevest) and James Tubberville (@minis_io)