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07 May 2021

OODAcast: Ben Ford, Founder of Commando Development, on the OODA Loop and Tech Leadership

Ben Ford is the founder of Commando Development, a firm which leverages his deep background and experience in enterprise IT as well as his years in service as a Royal Marine to the benefit of technology teams in startups and large enterprises.

In this OODAcast we discuss Ben’s views on the history of Commando’s, from the experiences that inspired Winston Churchill prior to his forming then in World War II up to today, capturing a surprising number of lessons for business and IT leaders today.

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05 May 2021

A CTO’s Perspective on Technology Debt in M&A

One of the critical factors which needs to be evaluated in any technical due diligence is the concept of Technology Debt. This report provides insights into technology debt from the perspective of an enterprise CTO turned due diligence professional. These lessons can help companies preparing for a future transaction to better position themselves for optimal outcomes. These lessons can also assist private equity and other investors in thinking through aspects of technology risk and identify areas requiring additional focus prior to a transaction.

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04 May 2021

Is the FBI Hacking into Private Sector Computers Okay?

In early April 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas granted the Department of Justice the authority to disrupt the exploitation of Microsoft Exchange server vulnerabilities.  This authority empowered the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to “hack” into private sector computers without having to notify those organizations.  The intent was to protect infected systems by identifying malicious code designed to take control of the victimized computers. 

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29 Apr 2021

OODAcast: Matt Devost on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Succeeding in Competitive Environments

OODA CEO Matt Devost has a track record of executing on innovation via entrepreneurship. You may also know him as the Co-Host of the OODAcast or perhaps through his role as a technologist and international security expert. He has extensive past performance in cybersecurity, counterterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, intelligence, and risk management issues.

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29 Apr 2021

April OODA Member Monthly Meeting Generates Unique Insights Into Issues Associated With The Rise of China

The business environment in China has changed over the last year. Changes in China’s behaviors include new approaches to diplomacy, new aggressive moves by the Chinese military, new compliance requirements for companies seeking to do business with China, and increased punishment of corporations that are seen to be behaving in ways not supportive of China’s strategic objectives. Cyber threats emanating from China have also continued to evolve, with criminal groups and national level intelligence agencies all leveraging increasing capabilities to gain unauthorized access to data meant to be protected. Meanwhile, many legal, but unfair trading practices are contributing to the rapid rise of China’s economic power and shifting global markets.

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