10 Jul 2020

OODA Video: An AI Security Framework

The security and ethics of AI are one of the hottest topics in the AI domain today. The security framework presented here can be immediately applied to any AI solution to accelerate its use in your enterprise.

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09 Jul 2020

OODAcast: Mark Weatherford On Leading Change As a CISO

Mark Weatherford is an icon in the cybersecurity field. He is widely known as a mission focused leader who builds teams and gets hard things done. His career included success in the US Navy as a cryptologist, leadership and management in a major defense integrator, CISO for two states (Colorado and California), CISO of the nation’s regulatory organization for our power grid (the NERC), head of security efforts for the newly formed DHS, and operational CISO roles and advisory board positions for several US corporations.

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29 Jun 2020

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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26 Jun 2020

OODA Video: A Practitioner’s View of the Cyber Threat

OODA principals Matt Devost and Bob Gourley pioneered the discipline of cyber threat intelligence. Bob was the first director of intelligence for the Department of Defense’s first cyber command, the Joint Task Force for Computer Network Defense, where he created processes for intelligence support to operational missions. Matt Devost conceptualized the use of open source intelligence for support to cyber operations and was a founder of the first commercial cyber threat intelligence firms. Together they remain engaged in the cybersecurity world and closely track the cyber threat. 

Our most recent threat brief is presented here. It concludes with actionable recommendations for your enterprise.

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26 Jun 2020

OODAcast: Brad Meltzer, Bestselling Novelist With Insights To Inform Your Business Strategy

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Cupler Ring Trilogy (The Inner Circle, The Fifth Assassin, The President’s Shadow), The Escape Artist, The Book of Lies and many other thrillers loved by millions for their realism and well researched fact based themes and drama filled plots. He is also widely known for his non-fiction history including The First Conspiracy, a work based on extensive research that reads like a thriller while giving the foundational stories of the nation’s espionage and counterintelligence services. His most recent non-fiction book examines a plot to kill Abraham Lincoln while he was on his way to his inauguration. This one too reads like a thriller, exposing us to the realities of a era when the nation was divided by polarizing political factions.

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19 Jun 2020

OODA Video: The Technologies of AI Security and Ethics

This video provides succinct context on technology companies fielding solutions to help address key concerns in the area of AI security and AI ethics. We produced this presentation for OODA members based on our own continuous market research that includes tracking VC investment and engaging with the community via AI related events but also our own AI centric due diligence engagements and cybersecurity assessments. 

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12 Jun 2020

OODAcast – Bobbie Stempfley of Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute

The leadership team at OODA have had the pleasure of working with and learning from Bobbie Stempfley since her leadership of the Department of Defense Computer Emergency Response Team (DoD CERT) after she established it in the late 1990’s. This OODAcast captures insights from Bobbie that can inform the action of leadership of corporate and government leaders alike.

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10 Jun 2020

OODA Video: Your Data Strategy in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

The agility and improved mission support associated with the widespread move to cloud computing has made this megatrend one of the most positive forces in IT today. Some of the greatest benefits to enterprises come with the ability to smartly mix public and private clouds in hybrid cloud environments.  However, optimizing the use of multiple public clouds and on-prem solutions comes with challenges, especially with how data is managed in this environment.

This presentation reviews key challenges that follow the use of hybrid clouds for data analytics. It also provides a conceptual framework for mitigating challenges in hybrid cloud data analytics. This framework is designed to inform your data strategy and optimize it for the age of hybrid cloud computing.

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05 Jun 2020

OODAcast – A Conversation With Marc Ambinder of USC Annenberg School For Communication and Journalism

Marc Ambinder is a journalist, researcher, historian, author of bestselling books and a teacher/mentor to many. We invited him on the OODAcast to help our community as we continue to look for insights that can drive operational decisions. For 20 years, Marc Ambinder has told true and complex stories about the world, revealed some of its deeper secrets, and has taught thousands of others how to do the same.

He has managed teams of reporters, consultants and students, and has co-created several innovative digital news products. As a reporter, Ambinder held positions at the zenith of journalism (ABC News, CBS News, the Atlantic). He has collaborated with industry (Disney/ABC, Facebook, Palantir) and has made excursions into academia (Penn, USC). An SME on national security, American politics, elections and government, corporate communications, digital and cybersecurity and nuclear policy, he is at present the counter-disinformation lead for USC’s Election Cybersecurity initiative.

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02 Jun 2020

OODA Video: When Artificial Intelligence Goes Wrong

For many organizations, the pacing factor in the deployment of Artificial Intelligence solutions is not the functionality of the AI, but problems in mitigating the issues caused when AI goes wrong. 

In this video for OODA members we provide a succinct introduction to key issues of AI in a way that will help you optimize your AI efforts. 

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