Ask 26 red teamers to generate 26 random thoughts on red teaming, and the permutations that would ensue are such that you’d walk away before reading just a small fraction of the total. Just thinking about it is exhausting, so why not read just one (this one)? A: The “red” in “red teaming” traditionally refers to the adversary of interest—the adversary the red team emulates. B: Systems...
Editor’s note: This is a companion piece to the previous post and was first published on Red Team Journal in June 2003.
A fine line often separates a dynamic red team from a prescripted and predictable red team. Note that the following principles apply not only to red teaming, but to wargames, exercises, and studies in general.
Editor’s note: The following was first published on Red Team Journal in Jan. 2003. A good red team gets inside the mind of your adversaries and tries to see the world as they do. To run a good red team, you need people who can do this, and–just as important–your team must be free to challenge the way you think. In other words, if you don’t want your adversaries to suprise...
Anyone else feel like we've created systems far more complex than we can manage? The tale of The Sorcerer's Apprentice keeps coming to mind.
— Red Team Journal (@redteamjournal) October 2, 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?”