Point and Pattern Red Teaming

by Mark Mateski on August 27, 2014

When I launched Red Team Journal in 1997, I did so because I saw a need to define the practice of red teaming in new and broader ways. My vision emerged over time, but from the start it relied heavily on notions of convergence and cross-pollination. I think we’ve done a pretty good job over the years carrying new ideas, tools, and concepts to the red teaming community from a range of other domains. [click to continue…]

‘Anxiety Within, Calamity Without’

by Red Team Journal on August 26, 2014

For China, the 19th-century was a difficult time. Western powers exploited China’s relative weakness to extract unbalanced and humiliating treaty concessions. From the Chinese perspective, the shock was doubly troubling because these seaborne “barbarians” had seemingly mastered the art of wealth and power to a degree that the Chinese had not. As a contemporary reformer noted, China was beset by “anxiety within, calamity without.” Chinese reformers and leaders struggled with the challenge well into the 20th century. Read on …

Missing Out?

August 19, 2014

If you’re not following us on Twitter, you’re missing out on way cool red teaming stuff like this: And who among us doesn’t like way cool red teaming stuff?

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The Death of Red Teaming?

August 11, 2014

Red teaming has received a lot of attention the past several years, particularly since Sept. 11, 2001. RTJ was here before that dreadful, game-changing day, and we’ve held the banner high since then. We continue to advocate for better red teaming and plan to do so as long as we can make a difference.

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Playing Games

August 1, 2014

We suspect that you, the average RTJ reader, have played a video game at least once in your life. If so, we recommend that you take a few minutes to read the following short paper by Marcus Schultzke: “Video Games and Simulation of International Conflict.” Marcus raises some timely issues such as strategic communications and […]

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What Belongs in the Red Zone?

July 31, 2014

The world seems particularly chaotic this year. We can only wonder if some good old-fashioned red teaming would have helped us avoid this state. Join the discussion and help us answer the question, “What belongs in the red zone?”

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RTJ+ and a Possible Deception Course

July 31, 2014

For those of you who’ve been reading Red Team Journal for years, you’ve probably noticed that our format and offerings have been pretty stable over time. We believe that if the content is innovative, the format is secondary … up to a point. One idea that we’ve kicked around but never launched is that of […]

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Beware the ‘Circle Trigonists’

July 26, 2014

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 […]

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‘Becoming Odysseus’

July 15, 2014

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 […]

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Red Teaming Law #34

June 17, 2014

We’ve just added Red Team Journal Red Teaming Law #34: In many ways, the art of red teaming is actually the art of asking the right questions, from the right perspective, at the right time. Ask the wrong questions, and it almost doesn’t matter how well your red team performs. You can find the previous […]

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