The Red Teamer’s Bookshelf (2012 Edition)


It’s time to update The Red Teamer’s Bookshelf, an exercise we first undertook in 2009. This time, we feature titles from the Red Team Journal editors and advisors as well as suggestions from external thought leaders in the red teaming community. Please note that the list is an admittedly eclectic sample rather than a comprehensive catalog.

Abella (2008), Soldiers of Reason: The RAND Corporation and the Rise of the American Empire

Baldy (1987), Battle for Ulster (PDF).

Belfiore (2009), The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs

Bell and Whaley (1991), Cheating and Deception

Bodmer, et al (2012), Reverse Deception: Organized Cyber Threat Counter-Exploitation

Brafman and Beckstrom (2006), The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

Coram (2002), Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War

Gardner (2011), Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Are Next to Worthless, and You Can Do Better

Hoglund and McGraw (2007), Exploiting Online Games: Cheating Massively Distributed Systems

Holt (2004), The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War

Hubbard (2009), The Failure of Risk Management: Why It’s Broken and How to Fix It

Jackson (2010), The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations: Philosophy of Science and Its Implications for the Study of World Politics

Jones (1978), Most Secret War

Jost (2004), Political Psychology: Key Readings

Kahneman (2011), Thinking, Fast and Slow

Kam (2004), Surprise Attack: The Victim’s Perspective

Kelly (1994), Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, & the Economic World

Kiechel (2010), The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World

Kumar (2012), 101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization

Lacey (2011), Managing the Human Factor in Information Security: How to Win over Staff and Influence Business Managers

McRaven (1996), Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice

Mitnick and Simon (2003), The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security

Robb (2008), Brave New War: The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization

Russell (1957), Wasp

Salisbury (2010), Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art

Schneier (2012), Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive

Singer (2009), Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century

Sloan (1981), Simulating Terrorism

Sloan and Bunker (2011), Red Teams and Counterterrorism Training

Starinov (1995), Over the Abyss

Stoll (1989), The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage

Taleb (2007, 2nd ed.), The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: “On Robustness and Fragility”

Tofflers (1993), War and Anti-War: Making Sense of Today’s Global Chaos

Zolli (2012), Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back

Updated: 3 Dec. 2012

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