Common Ground: Planning is Key

Organizational Fit

Cohesive teams may unconsciously stifle dissent and subtly discourage alternative thinking. Helping counter the effects of these institutional influences, while simultaneously presenting alternative perspectives, requires a cautious,balanced approach by the red team. Common forms of institutional bias and influence include group think, tribal think, no think, boss think,silent think, false consensus, death by coordination, institutional inertia, hubris, and conflict of interest.

“[Red Teams] have to balance several competing principals: being semi-independent and objective while remaining sensitive to the organizations operating environment and its available resources”.

Assessment Models

The emulation of adversarial tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) to test plans and systems the way they may actually be defeated by aggressors to challenge plans and improve decision making processes

Threat Models

“Threat modeling allows you to apply a structured approach to address the top threats that have the greatest potential impact”

Training Objectives

predefined knowledge, skills, and activities that the blue team will gain throughout the course of the assessment.”

Master Scenario Event List (MSEL)

“A collection of pre-scripted events intended to guide the exercise toward a specific outcome.”

Wrap Up

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