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Blueprint - Jamie Williams: Adversary Emulation | 20

Blueprint • 2021-05-18

There are numerous ways to test your SOC's detection and prevention capabilities, but not all are created equal. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses, and can be done on a different time scale. This week, we focus on arguably one of the most important - adversary emulation. In this episode we speak with Jamie Williams from the MITRE ATT&CK team about why adversary emulation is important, how it works, how you can get started regardless of the size of your team, and how to track and run an adversary emulation test.

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Featured Guest Bio:

Jamie Williams is a Principal Adversary Emulation Engineer for the MITRE Corporation where he works on various exciting efforts involving security operations and research, specializing in adversary emulation and behavior-based detections. He also leads teams that help shape and deliver the "adversary-touch" within ATT&CK® and ATT&CK Evaluations.

More About Jamie

Follow Jamie on Twitter (@jamieantisocial) and LinkedIn (/in/jamie-williams-108369190).