Simulate Attacking and Defending Your Network

A lifelike exercise of malicious attacks paired with a test of how your team responds to those scenarios.

Purple Team

Combining Pen Testing and Incident Response

What is Purple Teaming?

Mimic bad actors and see how your response team stacks up

Purple teaming combines red and blue team exercises simultaneously. Red teaming is a form of penetration testing (attack simulation) with no guidelines, making it as real-world as possible without inflicting real damage. Blue teaming is a form of preventative incident response (defense simulation) that tests your response capabilities against red team attacks. Together, they give you a more holistic view of how prepared you are for handling threats.

How can we help?

Speak with our purple team to get started on your attack and defense engagement.


How does FRSecure approach Purple Teaming?

Starting by doing intel gathering and recon, our team of penetration testers and social engineers use their deep understanding of OSINT, threat landscapes, and attack techniques to find entry points. Once access has been gained, our incident responders work diligently with you and your team to walk through your incident response plan and make live adjustments based on what’s happening in the simulated attack. The end goal is to find and fill gaps in your network, training, and incident response capabilities.

Purple Teaming Steps



We meet with your team, establish rules of engagement, determine what systems to attack, and begin information gathering.



We feel out your environment using the OSINT methodology. Our red team starts probing your environment to identify potential weaknesses that can be used in an attack plan.



Now that the attack plan is in place, the red team begins executing it, adjusting on the fly as needed. Meanwhile, the blue team gets involved to actively defend against this simulated attack.



After the engagement is complete, we communicate the objectives, methods, and results of the testing conducted.

“Thanks to FRSecure’s detailed understanding of both technical requirements and healthcare regulations, the complex site has maintained impeccable compliance and reliable performance. FRSecure’s responsiveness, customer-focused attitude, and robust audit processes continue to promote stability.”
Trailhead Health

Purple Teaming FAQ

No installation is required for any penetration testing engagement with us. Our team will bring our own tools, and work with whatever is set up in your tech and network environment.

Find gaps and actionable items based on real world attack methodologies. Gain knowledge and experience for your blue team, teaching them how to defend against these attacks.

A pen test uses a limited scope and only shows you your gaps. Not only does this take a more encompassing approach to finding weaknesses, but it also shows your team how to address those gaps.

Because purple team engagements take a more holistic approach to testing your security practices (including defense), we’d actually recommend you do a purple team before a red team. This will allow you to get an understanding of any shortcomings you may have and shore up your defenses before really poking holes in them. Purple teaming is a more interactive engagement and conveys a little more of a safety net.

The FRSecure Way

Why work with FRSecure?


FRSecure has been in business for over 10 years, and our team has more than 300 years of combined experience working in information security and boasts 30 different kinds of certifications. When it comes to finding your security gaps and determining how to fill them, you have the benefit of experience in your corner.


Our mission at FRSecure is to fix the broken information security industry. Not only do we help you determine critical secirity flaws, but we also work with you solve as many of them as we can in your security environment. We are dedicated to making real, lasting, impactful changes to your security program.


Our style isn’t “cookie cutter.” We recognize that each organization is different, and every security program is at a different stage of maturity. We get to know your security program intimately, use real-world attack and social engineering techniques to determine strengths and weaknesses are, and then apply industry best practices to provide next steps that’ll help you make improvements.


Information security is all we do. We don’t do IT, sell hardware, or provide telco services. We only do security. Because of this, our team can provide unbiased recommendations that will actually make a dramatic impact to the way you do security. We work hard to be a partner—collaborating with and educating your team every step of the way.

“FRSecure’s recommendations have resulted in a level one PCI certification, which is the highest level of certification a company can achieve. Their highly personalized recommendations and services have resulted in heightened security and continual growth in business.”
Security Administrator
Premier Printing Company

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