S01 E07: Charl van der Walt on red team vs blue team, history, threat intelligence, infosec rockstars, and striving for excellence.


June 18th, 2020

1 hr 20 mins 26 secs

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About this Episode

Red team versus blue team. All should become a purple team!! Searching for a way around the rockstar mentality all too common within the infosec industry, as the proposal to build a team of teams is announced. Deception technology mixed with an actual true cost analysis of threat intelligence lending questionable returns. The roller coaster of topics reaches a pinnacle with a reflection on being allocentric within the security industry versus viewing security solely through the lens of industry growth.

Topics include:

  • Charl shares his history, growth, and maturity within the industry.
  • Red team vs. blue team, and how everyone should be a purple team.
  • Deception technology, honeypots, forensics, and storytelling with data.
  • Getting around the rockstar mentality within infosec, and teamwork produces a higher ROI.
  • Demystifying the value of threat intelligence.

Notable Quotes:

"Think about what you do as something that matters and approach it in that way and the rest will follow." - Charl van der Walt

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