Red Teams: Thinking Like the Enemy

Micah Zenko, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

We will live stream this program at 6 p.m. CT


In a world of complexity and rapid change “red teaming” has become a critical strategy for organizations as they seek to anticipate future threats and manage risk. Major corporations, the CIA, and police departments all make frequent use of red teams – fearless skeptics who assume the role of saboteurs – to challenge strategy or preconceived notions, and to probe their internal systems and operations. From corporate strategists to “white hat” hackers this practice is revolutionizing the way that companies and government agencies identify, exploit, and compensate for their institutional strengths and weaknesses.  Which organizations have most successfully utilized red teams? And what tactics do these modern-day devil’s advocates employ?

Micah Zenko’s new book Red Team: How to Succeed By Thinking Like the Enemy will be available for sale and signing after the program from The Book Cellar.

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5:30 p.m.            
Registration and cash bar reception

6:00 p.m.            
Presentation and discussion

7:15 p.m.            
Adjournment and book signing

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