New Counterterrorism Book from Bunker, Devost, and Friends

by Mark Mateski on February 26, 2015

This month is notable for a new book on counterterrorism featuring RTJ advisors Robert Bunker and Matt Devost plus a host of well-known and respected contributors (including RTJ editor Adam Elkus and occasional contributor John Sullivan). At it’s current Kindle price, Counterterrorism: Bridging Operations and Theory is literally one of those don’t-even-have-to-think-about-it purchases. I just ordered my copy and plan to read a chapter a day over the next couple of weeks. Commit to do the same, and I suspect you’ll enrich your counterterrorism knowledge and perspective at a rate that will amaze your friends and vex your adversaries!

‘Becoming Odysseus': West and East

by Editor on February 23, 2015

As regular RTJ readers have no doubt noticed, we frequently discuss the evolution of the “Becoming Odysseus” course on this site. Recently, we drafted some new material explaining the course’s two days (West and East), and we realized the material would actually work well as a standalone post. So, here you go … Read on …

Two Recent Laws (#44 and #45)

February 16, 2015

If you haven’t been to the the “Laws of Red Teaming” page in a while, you might’ve missed our two most recent laws (each with card). Enjoy!

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Some New Tools for Your Analytical Red Teaming Kit

February 10, 2015

I am always on the lookout for new tools to add to my analytical red teaming kit. Yesterday I tripped across a couple, and I thought I’d share. Both come from George S. Day’s Dec. 2007 Harvard Business Review article “Is It Real? Can We Win? Is It Worth Doing?: Managing Risk and Reward in […]

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Don’t Envy the Red Team

February 9, 2015

Monday got you down? Enjoy our two latest red teaming “stickers.”

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‘Red Ideas’

February 8, 2015

We do our best to keep our readers aware of red teaming ideas and concepts. Accordingly, we point you to Major Matt Cavanaugh’s post “Red Ideas: In Praise of Divergent Thinking” at the War Council site. Matt first explains the concept of divergent thinking and concludes by asking you to send him your divergent and […]

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“Becoming Odysseus” 2015 (Updated)

February 4, 2015

The “Becoming Odysseus” red teaming suite of principles and tools is designed to enhance your ability to anticipate and characterize unexpected threats. It combines ancient and modern, East and West into a unique and powerful framework.       Red Team Journal and The Watermark Institute offer two separate “Becoming Odysseus” events. Choose one or both.

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Two-Minute Interview:

February 4, 2015

Our latest two-minute interview is with, our favorite go-to site for all things having to do with operational red teaming. We suspect that most RTJ readers are familiar with the site, but if not, definitely pay them a visit.

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I Have Some Good News …

February 2, 2015

Just for fun … You can add these to the ones we posted last year. (The second of the two is a nod to the Twin Peaks reboot scheduled for next year.)

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Two-Minute Interview: Chris Blow

January 29, 2015

Our latest two-minute interview features Chris Blow, Senior Advisor at Rook Security. Chris is a Qualified Security Assessor with over 15 years of experience focused on information security, social engineering, and the payment card industry. At Rook, Chris executes projects addressing everything from regulatory compliance to penetration testing, digital forensics, and red team testing. Prior […]

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