TagJorge Luis Borges

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?”...

The False Client


It’s one thing to red team; it’s another thing entirely for a red team to facilitate useful change. All red teaming is embedded within a culture, and savvy red teamers learn quickly that not all red team engagements are what they appear to be. Sometimes a client hires a red team to validate what the client already “knows” (typically then tying the red team’s hands through a set of overly...

Red Teaming and ‘The Library of Babel’


Jorge Luis Borges’ short story “The Library of Babel” is not easy to forget. Once you’ve read it, the concept will stick in your brain and pop up at random times to trigger satisfyingly unresolvable and byzantine musings.       I encourage you to read the story. In a nutshell, it involves an allegedly infinite library of all possible books, shelf upon...


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