Elevating Cyber Expertise: GIAC Sets New Standard in Cybersecurity with Red Team Professional (GRTP) Certification

A Strategic Leap Forward in Advanced Cybersecurity Training and Defense Capabilities.

Jan 25, 2024 (Bethesda, MD) - In an era where cybersecurity threats are escalating in complexity and frequency, the Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) proudly announces the launch of its latest achievement - the GIAC Red Team Professional (GRTP) certification. This groundbreaking program is meticulously designed to equip cybersecurity professionals with the skills required to conduct comprehensive Red Team engagements, ensuring the highest level of defense against cyber threats.

"The GIAC Red Team Professional certification rigorously tests professionals on every aspect of a Red Team engagement," emphasized Jennifer Wilson, an Information Security Engineer at GIAC. "GRTP ensures professionals are adept in emulating known Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups, a crucial skill given the diverse range of APTs targeting various industries today."

The GRTP certification distinguishes itself as a unique, practitioner-focused program. It is not merely about theoretical knowledge; rather, it delves into the practicalities of building adversary emulation plans, creating robust attack infrastructures, and mastering adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs). These skills are vital for improving and maintaining the cybersecurity posture of organizations.

The program is designed for a broad spectrum of cybersecurity professionals. It serves as an essential tool for security professionals overseeing Red Team engagements, penetration testers, and Red Team members. Additionally, it offers valuable insights for Blue Team members, auditors, defenders, forensic specialists, and information security managers who are involved in or wish to understand offensive cybersecurity methodologies better.

"The introduction of the GRTP certification is a testament to GIAC's commitment to advancing cybersecurity expertise," said Jeremy Rabson, General Manager for GIAC. "In a world where cyber threats are continually evolving, the need for skilled professionals capable of simulating cyber-attacks and rigorously testing defenses has never been greater. GRTP is poised to be a pivotal certification, enabling organizations to stay ahead of cyber threats by identifying vulnerabilities and bolstering security measures."

GIAC encourages aspiring and current cybersecurity professionals to embrace this opportunity to advance their skills and career prospects. By becoming GRTP certified, they join the ranks of experts capable of fortifying organizations against sophisticated cyber adversaries.

For more information about the GIAC Red Team Professional certification and to embark on this transformative journey, visit the GIAC's GRTP Certification Page at https://www.giac.org/certifications/red-team-professional-grtp/.