Adversary Village

Samuel Kimmons

Red Teamer, Cognizant

Samuel Kimmons is Red Teamer at Cognizant. He is responsible for researching, planning, and developing full scope Red Team engagements. Samuel got is start in Information Security during his time in the United States Air Force (USAF). While in the USAF he stood up the first interal red team at the United States Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT). His team's primary purpose was to emulate threat actors in order to increase the accuracy of detection capabilities.

Talk: Look at me, I'm the Adversary now: Introduction to Adversary Emulation and its place in Security Operations

Adversary Emulation is quickly becoming a hot topic in information security, and there is a good reason for it. Security analysts, threat hunters, and incident responders are constantly facing an onslaught of old and new threats. How can defenders properly prepare for the ever-changing threat landscape, improve their skill set, and improve the security posture of their organization? In this presentation I'll answer those questions by covering: The various forms of Adversary Emulation, where/how it fits into Security Operations, Threat Intelligence, the benefits of using it as a Blue Team training tool, and how to get started!

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