risk managementWatermark has seen a significant upswing in our clients asking us to support them with “red teaming.” Most security professionals know (or perhaps think they know) all about red teaming – it’s a concept that has been around for decades. 

We’re fortunate to be friends and colleagues with Dr. Mark Mateski, whom we consider the foremost authority on the philosophy and strategy of red teaming today. Mark launched Reciprocal Strategies, LLC in 2018 with the aim of expanding the work he began with the founding of Red Team Journal (RTJ), an online journal that primarily addresses red teaming as it relates to adversary emulation and vulnerability assessment. When he launched RTJ in 1997, only a handful of organizations practiced systematic red teaming, and red teamers lacked a sense of focus and community. Mark’s goal was to change that, an effort that has proved largely successful. In 2015, for example, in his book Red Team, author Micah Zenko noted that RTJ “still serves as the best open-source repository for helpful hints and emerging practices in the field.” (p. 215)

 Mark’s guidance and assistance has helped Watermark be more efficient and effective, as well as provide greater value to our clients with our red teaming services.  As a result, Watermark is pleased to bring you the first in a series of Mark’s blogs with the goal of helping increase understanding of this challenging, ever maturing field.

Click HERE to read Dr. Mateski’s article, Red Teamer’s Manifesto

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