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Quote of the day

"It often takes a crisis for red teaming to be considered and building an ark when it has been raining for 39 days won’t protect you against the flood. For example, the FAA created their red team in response to the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie in 1988. For the next 10 years, this group conducted undercover simulated threats to enhance aviation security systems. Then complacency crept in. Red team warnings were ignored in the late ‘90s and early 2000s and were ultimately considered a contributing factor to 9/11. This in turn gave rise to red teaming programmes, including the CIA and NYPD, in the fight against terrorism. Failure sparks change, and sport is no different."

--Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men

Quote of the Day

"WORST CASE SCENARIO: Even when the probability of that happening is low. Work from there, addressing all cases with higher probabilities that may lead to that worst case. Walk in the adversaries shoes."

-- ACG

Quote of the day

"In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. Many people would sooner die than think. In fact, they do."

-- Bertrand Russell

Quote of the day

“The goal of training for alpine climbing can be summed up in one phrase: to make yourself as indestructible as possible. The harder you are to kill, the longer you will last in the mountains.”

— Mark Twight

Apply this mindset to security. Become resilient! By training to be harder to kill you are making your organization more prepared and more resilient to real-world attacks.

(via The Angry Red Teamer)

Quote of the day

"Despite the fact that we pride ourselves on thinking laterally and creatively, we red teamers are still human, and as humans, we share a host of “wetware” issues with our non-red teaming colleagues. The difference? We’re aware of the issues (or at least we should be), and we (usually) try to do something about them. Even so, the issues persist."

-- Mark Mateski, Red Teaming: Closing The Gaps

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"Israel’s security doctrine was built around layers—each layer being more difficult to penetrate—and it was always best to engage a threat at the outermost layer. This was one of the pillars behind Israel’s reliance on dynamic proactive deterrence to strike out preemptively rather than absorb a preventable blow."

-- The Ghost Warriors: Inside Israel's Undercover War Against Suicide Terrorism, Samuel M. Katz