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Red Team Audiobook

Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy

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Red teaming. It is a practice as old as the Devil's Advocate, the 11th-century Vatican official charged with discrediting candidates for sainthood. Today, red teams - comprised primarily of fearless skeptics and those assuming the role of saboteurs who seek to better understand the interests, intentions, and capabilities of institutions or potential competitors - are used widely in both the public and private sector. Red teaming, including simulations, vulnerability probes, and alternative analyses, helps institutions in competitive environments to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses, challenge assumptions, and anticipate potential threats ahead of the next special operations raid, malicious cyberattack, or corporate merger. But not all red teams are created equal; indeed, some cause more damage than they prevent.

In Red Team, national security expert Micah Zenko provides an in-depth investigation into the work of red teams, revealing the best practices, most common pitfalls, and most effective applications of these modern-day Devil's Advocates. The best practices of red teaming can be applied to the CIA, NYPD, or a pharmaceutical company, and executed correctly they can yield impressive results: red teams give businesses an edge over their competition, poke holes in vital intelligence estimates, and troubleshoot dangerous military missions long before boots are on the ground. But red teams are only as good as leaders allow them to be, and Zenko shows not only how to create and empower red teams, but also what to do with the information they produce.

Essential listening for business leaders and policymakers alike, Red Team will revolutionize the way organizations think about, exploit, compensate for, and correct their institutional strengths and weaknesses. Drawing on little-known case studies and unprecedented access to elite red teamers in the United States and abroad, Zenko shows how any group - from military units to friendly hackers - can win by thinking like the enemy.

©2015 Micah Zenko (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Scott Hansen
    Winter Park, FL
    2/12/16
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    "A fascinating look into alternative thinking"
    If you could sum up Red Team in three words, what would they be?

    Fundamentally changed thinking


    What other book might you compare Red Team to and why?

    Guns, Germs and Steel because it significantly altered the way I looked at the world in ways I hadn't expected.


    Which character – as performed by Christopher Lane – was your favorite?

    No characters. The narrator was great.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I am my own best devil


    Any additional comments?

    As a corporate trainer I believe this book would be greatly enhanced with a companion workbook to help people begin the red team process in their organization.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eben V Pelcyger
    Boulder, CO United States
    2/11/16
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    "A good book in need of bit more editing"

    good book with solid information about this nebulous concept of teaming. I think the book does a great job of respecting the complex emergent nature of red teaming techniques but I think this makes it a bit of a long slog since the author often avoids oversimplifying

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hans Hoffman
    4/10/16
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    "Repetitive. Very repetitive. Very, very repetitive"

    Repetitive. Very repetitive. Very, very repetitive. Should have been condensed down to about half the length.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ahmad
    30/07/16
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    "Rich and informative"

    it was a a very good introduction to red teaming full of real world stories and examples.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • George
    18/07/16
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    "iIt was a difficult hook worth understanding"

    Acronyms are plentiful without adding much to the idea of the book, Overall it was extremely helpful to understand the alternative critical thinking process. I would absolutely recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pax S Whitmore
    12/07/16
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    "Repetitive"

    The first hour or two are good, focusing on red team best practices, but it quickly turns into a slog of repetitive anecdotes. The narration is dull and the word "moreover" is used way too often. Only made it about halfway.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rodney Omari
    25/04/16
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    "Great perspective"

    I was challenged and fulfilled. I will try and put the ideas into good use. Thank you.
    Rodney

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kitty
    22/04/16
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    "Though provoking analyses of Red Teaming"

    Great intro to and analyses of Red Teaming. Well worth the time spent reading. The narrator was subtle and nice listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • alexis
    24/03/16
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    "Essential practice in many fields"

    Essential practice in many fields, whether military, business, security or policies. See all options, think!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • edquigle
    9/03/16
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    "Interesting concept"

    Wasn't as good as I had hoped, but quite informative. The author repeats some of the same points and stories in part, but it's overall a well rounded, well researched, book. Would recommend to anyone in the intelligence community but not necessarily for the average reader.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Ryan Law
    8/10/16
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    "Dense content... Needs to be read 2 or 3 times"

    Not what I was expecting. In many ways red team is alot like communism... great on paper but impossible to manage in the real world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard B
    UK
    16/01/16
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    "Learning about what Red Teaming is all about."
    What made the experience of listening to Red Team the most enjoyable?

    This is a good introduction to what Red Teaming is all about. Although US biased, examples and explanations could be applied to almost any type of global company. The book gives you a good grasp of setting up a Red Team and the pitfalls to avoid. The author gives real-life examples of how Red Teams were deployed and the outcomes.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Probably not, as it is quite long...


    Any additional comments?

    Shame where was not a companion eBook (at time of purchase).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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