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by Red Team Journal on April 16, 2015

A regular Red Team Journal reader pointed us to this recent article: “Army’s Red Team Exposes Technology Vulnerabilities.” As always, if you see an interesting red team-related article, let us know, and we’ll share it with everyone.

Serious Red Teaming

by Red Team Journal on April 16, 2015

Humans—even the smartest among us—just aren’t very good at assessing dynamic complexity. We can build it up one piece at a time, but that doesn’t mean we can manage or secure what we’ve built. In fact, so far this century, it seems that we get ourselves in over our heads at every turn, and our “solutions,” while usually expedient, often only make the problem worse. (See Red Teaming Law #40 (“Der Zauberlehrling”).)

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Two New Red Teaming ‘Stickers’

April 15, 2015

We’ve added two new “stickers” to the earlier ones. Enjoy!

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The Red Teamer’s Go-To Move #2: ‘Con and Hypercon’

April 14, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, we introduced The Red Teamer’s Go-To Move #1, “The Lifecycle Lens.” It’s time now for the second move in the series: “Con and Hypercon.”       As we suggest in Red Teaming Law #32 (“The Target”), red teaming is all about perception. The superior red teamer is constantly aware of the risks […]

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The Five Most Recent Red Teaming Law Cards

April 6, 2015

For those of you who might’ve missed our most recent Red Teaming Law cards, we’re reposting them here. Enjoy! RTJ Red Teaming Law #43 (“Tick Tock”): Of all the stratagems in the red teamer’s toolkit, waiting patiently for the defender to err is sometimes the most artful.

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Guest Post: A Must Read for All Red Teamers

April 6, 2015

Editor’s note: Last week, OODA Loop published a “top ten” list of RTJ Editor Mark Mateski’s favorite red teaming books. We subsequently received an e-mail from H. John Poole, author of several books on the Eastern way of war, suggesting that his book, Phantom Soldier, should have been on the list. We very much appreciate […]

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The Red Teamer’s Go-To Moves: #1, The ‘Lifecycle Lens’

April 2, 2015

In this series, we will discuss several conceptual “go-to” moves with which you can attack just about any problem. Put differently, these moves are your never-fail judo techniques to which every problem or challenge must, to some degree, yield. We’ll build up a library of moves over time, but today we start at the beginning […]

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Sherlock Holmes, Red Teamer

March 30, 2015

In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet, Holmes explains to Dr. Watson the ability to “reason backwards,” a practice that sounds uncannily like a common form of red teaming: In solving a problem of this sort, the grand thing is to be able to reason backwards. That is a […]

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New Journal and Blog

March 24, 2015

Regular Red Team Journal readers will want to check out Cyber Defense Review, a new online journal and blog sponsored by the Army Cyber Institute and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command (MARFORCYBER). They are looking for submissions, so consider them when drafting your latest cybersecurity magnum opus.

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New Card and Course Requests

March 23, 2015

Just a quick Monday update … We’ve posted a new Red Teaming Law and Card (#47, “Athena”). We’ve also had requests for the two-day “Becoming Odysseus” course in Los Angeles and Norfolk. If you’re in either of those areas, and would be interested in the two-day onsite course, let us know.

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