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Understanding the Real Cost of Pen Testing, Red Teaming and Blue Teaming

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Understanding the Real Cost of Pen Testing, Red Teaming and Blue Teaming
The void in the cybersecurity workforce is compounding the level of risk faced by enterprises. The global shortage of skilled security workers could reach 1.8 million in the next five years according to the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. Contrast this with plans to boost security teams hiring by at least 15 percent in the same time frame - the numbers don’t add up. This is exacerbated by the increasing volume, variety and veracity of widespread cyberattacks like WannaCry, NotPetya, Locky, and other blockbuster ransomware. As a result, the lack of readily available cybersecurity personnel has forced companies to turn to security services outsourcing, penetration testing for hire and vulnerability assessment via red teams (attackers) and blue teams (defenders). However, these services are generally limited in scope, not always reflective of real world threats and environments, difficult to scale, and costly…