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Red Teaming Myth #7


The myth: Red teaming is rooted in normative standards of rational decision making. This one’s a bit tricky.       Decision science, operations research, systems analysis, risk analysis—each has its place, and each can, when applied judiciously, enhance decision quality. These traditionally “rational” forms of analysis underpin much of what we’ve termed...

Training and Event Updates


Some of you have probably noticed the change in the RTJ Training and Events page: we’ve moved the courses over to Reciprocal Strategies and dropped the two-day “Becoming Odysseus” course. We’re now offering the one-day “Circle and Square” course and the two-hour “Dragon and Knight” courses. Both are available to teams of five or more. We might consider offering an open-registration “Dragon...

Red Teaming and Detecting Terrorist ISR


Red teaming can be a useful tool in understanding the vulnerability of specific targets and in developing a framework for detecting terrorist ISR against that target set. In order to conduct an effective counter-ISR red team assessment, it is essential to break down terrorist ISR into observable components.

Read More Borges


It is our opinion—and probably our opinion only—that a red teamer will learn more about red teaming by reading the short stories of Jorge Luis Borges than by reading any number of books on technical topics. “But how can it be,” the hardened technophile will ask, “that I have anything to learn from Borges, who lived and died in an era before online shopping, big data, and dank memes?”...


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