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2 CPE Credits

Purple Team Playbook

A traditional cybersecurity operation center consists of a red (offensive) team and blue (defensive) team, but in recent years the rise of the purple team has helped to successfully blend the skills of these teams into a cross-functional security department. During this course, discover strategies for staffing and building your cybersecurity teams. Learn to create the policies, processes, and charters to ensure cohesive purple team collaboration as you establish your own purple team playbook.


  • Staffing and Building the Program
  • Bringing It All Together with the Purple Team
  • Successful Purple Team Collaboration

Who Should Take This Course:

Managers, leaders, CISOs or other directors of red teams, incident response teams, or someone hoping to transition from security operations into offensive/defensive team. Hiring managers and others outside of tech and technical recruiters. 

About This Course:

Express Learning courses are created by industry experts and are designed to quickly address a hot industry topic or trend. This course serves as a playbook and discusses the traditional red and blue teams including the people, skills, tools, and technology in each team as well as how to combine these components into a purple team. You will learn strategies and techniques for hiring utilized by high-performing purple teams. At the end of the course you will be asked to take a final assessment and must score 70% or higher prior to receiving a certificate of completion and earning continuing professional education (CPE) credits.