||CYB634 - Red vs. Blue Team Exercise
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|Course Description: Students will analyze and perform Red vs. Blue Team objective-based cyber operations as an active approach to establish a defensive posture improvement. The basic idea of Red vs. Blue team countermeasures is simple – war gaming. A virtual enterprise computer infrastructure is established and the Red Team will attack the infrastructure, whereas, the opposing Blue Team will defend against the attack. This level of risk management has been actively deployed in both government and industry. This exercise prepares the student for the final team project in MS CSIA course CYB699.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
- Compare and contrast Red vs. Blue Team concepts and usage
- Produce a Red Team Penetration Test strategy to complete objectives against a Blue Team
- Prepare and synthesize those results of the Red Team actions against the Blue Team
- Construct the defensive measures implemented by the Blue Team to defend against penetration attack by the Red Team
- Prepare and condense results of the Blue Team defense procedures against the Red Team actions
- Prepare and develop procedural improvements devised as defensive measures based on both Red vs. Blue Team results
|Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
Specialization in Ethical Hacking and Pen Testing
- Conduct in-depth research into a specific CSIA topic, including finding and integrating relevant research results of others.[PLO10]
- Devise a mitigation plan against both external and internal vulnerabilities to enterprise computer infrastructures and sensitive digital assets.(PLO2)
- Forecast the impact of continually advancing technology and national and international cyber-legislation on CSIA.[PLO9]
- Generate critical thinking in analysis and synthesis of enterprise and global CSIA issues through effective individual and team graduate-level written and oral assignments.[PLO11]
- Integrate project development skills in producing a security system.[PLO12]
- Integrate systems-level-infrastructure thinking into CSIA problem identification and resolution, and effectively communicate the solution.[PLO4]
- SPECIALIZATION: Prepare and synthesize process specifications of Red Team actions against a Blue Team defense of a computer infrastructure.
- SPECIALIZATION: Prepare and synthesize process specifications of a Blue Team defense used to protect the computer infrastructure against a Red Team attack
- SPECIALIZATION: Produce a pen test authorization and rules of engagement document.
Students with Disabilities:
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Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:
- Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
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