Behemoth and Leviathan


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...

The Day Before


When it comes to haunting events, we tend to remember the date: Dec. 7 (Pearl Harbor), Nov. 22 (Kennedy assassination), Sept. 11 (World Trade Center attack). As risk and security professionals, we also tend to start working on the problem retroactively the next day, doing our best to make sure something like it doesn’t happen again. What we don’t think about nearly as much is what was happening...

Slippery Risk: Some Thoughts on Risk from a Red Teamer’s Perspective


Why should red teamers care about risk? Risk is ubiquitous. We face it every day, even when we leave work and take off our professional hats. (Every mom and dad knows about the risks associated with letting children go to bed without first picking up their Lego.) Risk estimates drive decisions, good and bad. Red teaming can help inform inputs to a risk equation, and red teamers are basically...


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