General Martin Dempsey, the former chairman of the U. How to get at the truth within your own organization is a problem leaders everywhere must contend with on daily basis, regardless of whether they come to work wearing battledress or a business suit. All too often, subordinates who find serious flaws in a strategy, plan or proposal keep their concerns to themselves — particularly if that strategy, plan or proposal came from someone higher up in the org chart. And that can have catastrophic consequences for the organizations they serve.
Red Team U. Creates Critical Thinkers
Red Team | Core Security
The core of our curriculum is based on applied critical thinking, fostering cultural empathy, self-awareness and reflection, and groupthink mitigation. Our premise is that people and organizations court failure in predictable ways, and that they do so by degrees, almost imperceptible, and that they do so according to their mindset, biases, and experience, which are formed in large part by culture and context. Our education involves more than Socratic discussion and brainstorming. We believe that good decision processes are essential to good outcomes.
Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy
A red team is a group that plays the role of an enemy or competitor, and provides security feedback from that perspective. Red teams are used in many fields, especially in cybersecurity , airport security , the military , and intelligence agencies. In military wargaming , the opposing force or OPFOR in a simulated military conflict may be referred to as a red cell a very narrow form of red-teaming and may also engage in a red team activity. The key theme is that the aggressor comprises various threat actors, equipment, and techniques that are at least partially unknown by the defenders.
Traditional American military culture diametrically opposes divergent thought. Being able to actually compete and win requires the military to elevate critical thinking as a core competency of its profession — from top to bottom. This is especially important if we want to avoid the costs of war and instead, lead through influence and tools short of armed conflict. Indeed, this is just one of many examples of a troubling trend that biases hardware over human capital.