March 24, 2021

Advice on transitioning from Blue Team to Red Team

Hi All,

I’m looking for some advice from people who have switched from roles in “Blue Team” Security to Red Team roles. I have a couple of years of experience in IT Sec, 6 or so years of Windows System Admin experience, and also have a CISSP. Currently, an Cyber Security Analyst for a bank but the work is very hands-off (we have MSP for everything).

Red Team roles seem more hands-on and technical. I was thinking of applying for a few jobs but I don’t think I will get much back as I don’t have any Red Team experience or certifications in this area.

I was looking to get a basic cert like a CEH to get myself into an interview but would like to hear other people’s thoughts.



CEH won’t make you as interesting as the OSCP will.


CEH has its value in the world, but I don’t believe you will learn what you’ll need to in order to make the switch. Honestly, I learned more from taking the EJPT from eLearn Security than CEH.

With your experience, the OSCP would certainly make you a viable candidate for some offsec positions.

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