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Red Teaming Myth #2

Red teaming is a silver bullet. It’s not. First, to be effective, it has to be done well. Anyone can hang out a shingle, and many “anyones” are doing just that these days. Second, even when done well, red teaming doesn’t do away with uncertainty. In fact, the best red teamers will be the first to acknowledge the certainty of uncertainty. Rather than deny uncertainty, they explain, explore, and, exploit it. Finally, red teaming is really about better decisions, and good red teaming doesn’t mean better decisions when the customer is uncertain, confused, or foolish.