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Purple Team Assessment Services In Minnesota & Iowa

A Purple Team Assessment is an exercise that enhances your security posture by merging ProCircular’s adversary-focused Red Team with the Blue Team’s defensive knowledge. Working hand-in-hand with your organization, ProCircular will emulate an attacker’s tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) using the MITRE ATT&CK Framework in order to evaluate your ability to prevent, detect, and respond to security threats.

What is a Purple Team Assessment?

A Purple Team Assessment combines offense and defense into one collaborative model where ProCircular’s Red Team (offense), Blue Team (defense), and your organization will work together to create a simulated attack.

Our ethical hackers on the Red Team work “against” you to conduct simulated attacks that test your network monitoring capabilities, while the Blue Team assists in your defense strategies. These teams use data from your most recent penetration test to create simulations that are tailored to your risk posture.

What is Ethical Hacking?

An ethical hacker attempts to locate and exploit vulnerabilities just as a real-world cyber attacker would. The goal of ethical hacking is to report back a list of prioritized risks and recommendations for enhancing your network protection while mitigating the risk of a potential real attack. Our engineers are certified in ethical hacking and have been trusted to find and test vulnerabilities in over 100 client networks.

How Does a Purple Team Assessment Work?

A Purple Team Assessment consists of multiple simulations that run in an iterative manner. Our ethical hackers determine the proper TTPs based on your most recent penetration test, the MITRE ATT&CK Framework, the current threat landscape, and other simulated attacks observed by our Incident Response Team.

Before the assessment begins, the Red and Blue Teams will discuss the expected outcome of each test and provide you with the necessary systems required to execute the attack simulations.

The Red and Blue Teams will interact with your team in the following ways:

  1. Information Gathering and Preparation Meeting: The Red and Blue teams will meet with you to determine specific TTPs, focus areas, and any preparation needed to ensure engagement success.
  2. Red Team Overview During Initial Simulation: The Red Team deploys the agreed-upon TTPs while your SOC Team observes the attack and determines its detection status. The Red Team also logs attacker information and collaborates with you to determine the successes and failures of each test.
  3. Blue Team Overview During Initial Simulation: Our security experts work alongside your SOC Team to validate detections made during attack simulations and recommend ways to increase visibility for security threats that weren’t detected. Your SOC team and our Blue Team will log evidence of proper detections from these attack simulations.
  4. Reflection Phase: Between each simulation, ProCircular meets with you to discuss engagement successes and ways to increase your security posture. This reflection phase allows for multiple improvements before the engagement’s end.
  5. Begin New Simulated Attack: After discussing improvements, the Red Team initiates another simulated attack based on new or recurring vulnerabilities and requirements.
  6. Purple Team Assessment Report: After all simulations are complete, ProCircular creates a report that outlines the testing approach, results, and outstanding recommendations from running the simulations. This report is presented in a suitable format for senior management and technical staff.

What Do Iowa & Minnesota Businesses Get With ProCircular’s Purple Team Assessment?

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Purple Team Assessment Report – A document summarizing the scope, testing approach, results of each iterative test, and any recommendations suitable for both senior management and technical staff.  

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Security Improvements – Security posture improvements that are active in your production environment immediately following the assessment. 

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Lessons Learned Debrief – A 1-hour meeting with client stakeholders to discuss engagement successes and increases in security posture.

Protect Your Iowa or Minnesota Business with ProCircular’s Purple Team Assessment

A Purple Team Assessment is an excellent way for cyber-mature organizations to retest and improve their growing security posture. This service can help improve your organization’s vulnerability detection and help build a layered, resilient defense system. Learn more about Purple Team Assessments by contacting our experts at ProCircular, calling us at 844-95-SECUR, or emailing us at with any questions you have.