Red Team

A Red Team is a non-hostile group or individual that challenges a system or an organization by simulating a potential adversary. This is done in order to uncover security vulnerabilities that are often not apparent to organizational insiders. The term comes from the cold war practice of US forces taking a Soviet, i.e. “red”, perspective.… Read More Red Team

Covert Operations – Common Misconceptions

This article will cover some of the more common misconceptions I’ve encountered among non-practitioners of covert operations (mainly those who want to employ covert operators). For those interested in getting tips for field operators, please check out my previous articles, Tips & Suggestions for Covert Operators and Tips & Suggestions for SD Operators. Overt—Low-Profile—Covert I… Read More Covert Operations – Common Misconceptions

Patrolling The Cyber-Physical Security Border

Are there any overlaps between the physical and cyber security fields? Are there certain corners of cyber security that can best be reached by physical security experts, and vice versa? Can the two fields benefit from more cross-pollination and professional cooperation? The answer to all three questions turns out to be a resounding Yes, and… Read More Patrolling The Cyber-Physical Security Border

It’s Not an Art, It’s a Science!

I’ll admit it, I have an annoying pet peeve about the security field being described as an art rather than a science. The sentiment behind this is that security, protection, intelligence, surveillance detection, etc., can’t be reduced to formulas, equations and lab experiments. There are some general principles, but there aren’t any one-size-fits-all solutions. It… Read More It’s Not an Art, It’s a Science!