20 years in the making
Over 20 years ago, two concerns troubled our founder, Mark Mateski: first, most adversaries deserved more respect than they received; and second, most defenders underestimated the complexity, reliability, and exposure of their own systems.
He launched Red Team Journal with the goal of addressing these concerns. A nascent community of red teamers responded.
In 2015, Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy, the first major book on red teaming, acknowledged Mark’s contribution. Author Micah Zenko noted that Mark “has done more to honestly evaluate and responsibly promote red teaming than anyone,” while Red Team Journal “still serves as the best open-source repository for helpful hints and emerging practices in the field.”
Today, Reciprocal Strategies brings to clients the insights and tools that fueled RTJ and inspired a generation of red teamers. Of particular importance are the strategies of
- Seeing the whole system (all aspects, not just cyber);
- Understanding your adversaries; and
- Exploring the deeply held assumptions that “boot up” before you even begin your security workday.
True to our heritage
We’ve distilled over 20 years of red teaming, wargaming, and security experience into what we call Systems-Aware Red Teaming (SysART). It’s designed to help you apply a systems view and adversarial perspective to your security challenges. And don’t worry; we’ve harnessed the same trailblazing mindset that has made Red Team Journal so trusted, acclaimed, and innovative.