All Red Team Journal readers should immediately head over to War Is Boring for an engaging story on America’s sinister Cold War “RED,” the “Circle Trigonists.” The article raises several issues sophisticated red teamers should consider when crafting notional competitors and adversaries. Foremost, sophisticated red teamers should always be mindful of how their notional adversaries differ from their potential real-world ones. As we note in the “Becoming Odysseus” course, “The gap between real-world adversaries and the red team is essential to understand, specify, and communicate. Think carefully about who your red team represents. Making bad assumptions here can undermine your whole effort.”
We recently completed a successful two-day red teaming course in the DC area with The Watermark Institute. We had a full room with over 20 attendees and are looking to run additional sessions this fall and winter. The current course–which we’ve titled “Becoming Odysseus”–features 20 modules and exercises that we can mix and match depending on the attendees’ interests. Check out the new one-page description for more details.