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10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Start Red Teaming

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Real-world security teams often lack the time to engage in deep red teaming. We get it, so here’s a set of quick, back-of-the-envelope red teaming drills you can run while running from one crisis to the next. Draw a simple systems diagram: primary functions, inputs, outputs, key interfaces. Does your security team consider and address all of them? If not, why not? List three harmful things you...

Jones Is Back

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After a brief leave-taking during our site update, the “See It Like Jones Would” posts are once again available. For those of you who, like us, are fans of R. V. Jones, we invite you to read them all. And if you’ve read them before, we invite you to read them again. As red teamers, is it possible to get too much R. V. Jones?

The 2017 Red Teamer’s Watch List

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Several months ago we asked you what movies and shows you think red teamers should be watching. Well, we’ve finally compiled the list. As you’ll see it spans the decades and is, if anything, weighted a bit toward heist movies. Curiously enough, it also features two titles starring Martin Balsam and two starring James Garner.       By the way, it’s...

Behemoth and Leviathan

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As nice as it would be to fit the systems we red team into a convenient box, it will never happen, and we have the Behemoth and the Leviathan to thank for that.       This past weekend, I read Harold Kushner’s The Book of Job: When Bad Things Happened to a Good Person. In the book, Kushner describes the Behemoth and the Leviathan in terms that are relevant to red...

Red Teaming: Behind the Bluster

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Red teaming sounds cool, right? So why isn’t everyone doing it? A lot of reasons exist, one of which is the simple fact that people often don’t want to learn what they don’t know. This very human behavior is the basis of RTJ Red Teaming “Law” No. 1 (“The Jaunty Man”). Yes, valid reasons not to red team exist, but to get at those, you first need to...

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