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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...

Strategic Red Teaming: The Job Description

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Over the past few years, we’ve read a lot of red team job postings. The vast majority of them were for pentesting positions. That’s well and good, but there’s a different, broader sort of red teaming we believe enterprises should also be conducting. We call it “strategic red teaming,” and it addresses security-related risks across the enterprise from a systems...

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