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Amy E. Hutchens, CCEP, General Counsel, Vice President Compliance & Ethics Services at Watermark Risk Management International, LLC – and a contributing writer to this website — has brought our staff’s attention to a valuable disaster preparedness resource stemming from the recent launching of “Red Teaming” courses now offered by the Watermark Institute led by its director, Dr. Mark Mateski.

Red Teaming

According to the “Red Team Journal” publication, red teaming is the practice of viewing a problem from an adversarial, competitive, or contrarian point of view. Red teams seek to find and disclose flaws, limitations, weaknesses, and oversights. Related terms include devil’s advocacy, challenge analysis, and alternative analysis. Many red teamers work in the IT security, military, and security domains, although the practice can be applied more broadly.

The Watermark Institute will launch with two courses: Red Teaming I & II, a day-long training session in Washington, D.C., on November 20th, and Thinking HigherTM, a half-day seminar in Fairfax, Virginia on November and 21st. For more details on the courses and to register, click here.

Dr. Mark Mateski, the Director of the Watermark Institute, will present our inaugural classes. He is one of the country’s foremost experts in red teaming and alternative analysis and has applied his techniques to a wide range of threat, vulnerability, and risk studies for both government and commercial clients. For over 15 years, Dr. Mateski has pioneered the application of practical, structured techniques to the art of red teaming and is widely recognized as a thought leader in the red teaming community. He founded Red Team Journal, the Web’s premier red teaming site, in 1997. He’s also developed numerous courses on red teaming methods, deception strategy, information assurance, and cybersecurity.

If applicable, please pass this information along to those organizational resiliency and/or disaster preparedness team members in your organization.

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