07 Jan 2020

OODA Special Report: What You Need To Know About Iranian Cyber War Capabilities and Intentions

On January 3, 2020, Iran’s Qassem Suleimani, head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force (IRCG-QF) was killed by a US drone strike. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei declared that “harsh revenge” awaits those who led the strike against Suleimani. The military advisor to Khamenei stated that Iran’s response would “for sure be military” and directed against US military sites. It is hard to tell what the full nature of Iran’s response will be, history has shown they have an ability to surprise. However, we assess the most likely response will be state sponsored destructive cyber attacks done in a way that implies they were launched by Iran but still offer some level of ambiguity over source. We also assess increased attacks by hacktivist supporters of Iran. 

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17 Dec 2019

The Executive’s Guide to 5G: Here is what you need to know for your strategic planning

With all major US carriers launching 5G cellular initiatives business leaders should now consider how this new technology can impact both current and future business operations. This guide provides succinct inputs that can kickstart your strategic planning to ensure you are ready to dominate during and after this strategic shift.

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11 Dec 2019

Wi-Fi 6 Is Coming And Will Impact Your Business

Wi-Fi is as ubiquitous as a technology can get. It is widely used and widely understood. In part because of its widespread acceptance, the standards that make Wi-Fi work are slow to change. But a new change is coming and it will make dramatic improvements to how our devices communicate with each other. This post provides some insights into the new Wi-Fi standard aimed at the business and government executive. We review some of the opportunities and risks that will soon present themselves because of the new version, and will do so in a way that will help leaders consider how this change will impact your strategy for success in the market.

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11 Dec 2019

OODA Special Report: Digital Transformation in the Industrials Sector

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06 Dec 2019

OODA Special Report: Digital Transformation in the Materials Sector- Optimizing The Business of Chemicals, Metals, Mining

This OODA special report focuses on the Materials Sector. It is written both for firms that are in the sector and for those that seek to serve it with the products and services they need.

The Materials Sector encompasses a wide range of commodity-related manufacturing industries. Included in this sector are companies that manufacture chemicals, construction materials, glass, paper, forest products and related packaging products, and metals, minerals and mining companies, including producers of steel. Very few firms in this sector are widely known, since most are producing product for other businesses and they focus their marketing on places that target their particular niches. However, some have developed well known brands, including Dow Chemical, BASF, Alcoa, DuPont, Owens Corning, Rio Tinto, US Steel, Bechtel.

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28 Nov 2019

OODA Special Report: Digital Transformation in the Transportation Sector

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24 Nov 2019

What Business Leaders Need To Know Regarding Hong Kong District Council Election Results (yes it probably will impact your business)

Elections in Hong Kong have just given a major win to pro-democracy supporters. There are many other challenges in China right now. Most of the world has woken up to their never ending tactics of stealing intellectual property, hacking systems for gain, abusing trade agreements, manipulating currency, illegally claiming territory etc. The final resolution of trade disputes is far from over, and the current situation is hurting their economy. Once the trade disputes are resolved, it is hard to believe their economy will return to its previous high growth.  Additionally, for over a year now there have been horrible stories of cultural genocide of Uyghurs.

And, on top of all this, Hong Kong citizens are not giving up on their goals for self determination. The more that people in China learn of what is going ton in Hong Kong, the harder it will be on the Communists.

What does all this mean for your business strategy? Our 10 considerations are in this report, written for OODA Members.

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20 Nov 2019

OODA Special Report: Digital Transformation in the Energy Sector

This OODA special report focuses on the Energy Sector. It is written both for firms that are in the sector and for those that seek to serve it with the products and services they need.

Companies in this sector provide functions like exploration, production, marketing, refining and/or transporting of oil and gas products, coal and other consumable fuels. Some of the world’s biggest, most widely known brands are in this sector. Companies like Exxon Mobil, BP, Chevron, Halliburton, Marathon Oil, Phillips 66, Shell, Sunoco are powerhouses in the industry and are also household names because they deliver oil and gas directly to consumers.

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19 Nov 2019

National Academies of Science on: Implications of Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity

The National Academy of Sciences has been working for 155 years to advance our nation’s understanding of key technology issues. One of the ways they help advance knowledge is bringing together thought leaders and highly qualified experts, academics and practitioners to work on issues and then publish results for all

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13 Nov 2019

The Executive’s Guide To Quantum Safe Security: Take these steps to make your enterprise quantum proof

The steady progress in quantum computing is resulting in exciting developments that will one day bring new capabilities to a wide range of use cases. Quantum computers can also bring new capabilities to attackers. The mathematician Peter Shor has proven that quantum computers can be used to rapidly factor large numbers into their primes in a way that will break most forms of asymmetric encryption used today. The computer scientist Lov Grover proved another algorithm that will, among other things, enable incredibly fast invalidation of another tool for security, the security hash. There are certainly other ways quantum computers will be used by adversaries, but these two methods alone are cause for serious concern. Imagine all the data your company believes is important being read by an adversary that wants to put you out of business, and imagine that adversary is operating in a location untouchable by the rule of law. 

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