03 Apr 2020

DHS Issues Three Warnings on Terrorist, Extremists, and Cyber Threats Relating to COVID-19

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a series of intelligence advisories associated with threat actors exploiting COVID-19 to engage in conventional and cyber attacks.  The three separate warnings range from ISIS exploiting the global crisis for violence to extremists intentionally trying to spread COVID-19 through minority populations to cyber attackers exploiting work from home technologies.  All decisions-makers need to be aware of these threats regardless of their organization size or sector.  Here are the details

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24 Mar 2020

OODA COVID-19 Sense-making

The OODA Loop team has launched a COVID-19 sense-making page that will serve as a dynamic resource for OODA Network members looking for Coronavirus/COVID-19 information to drive their decision-making process.   We’ll update it with new links as we encounter them.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive list, but rather a compilation of the most useful resources.

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16 Mar 2020

I Was Asked to Review a Major City’s Emergency Response Plan. Here’s What I Told Them.

On March 12, a major city I’ve worked with on emergency planning and counterterrorism issues over the past two decades asked me to review their response plan around COVID-19.  Here is what I told them. Editor’s Note:  We’ve worked hard to open up some of our most critical COVID-19 articles

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11 Mar 2020

You Need to Tighten Your OODA Loop on the Coronavirus/COVID-19

On this 22nd anniversary of Boyd’s death, our adversary is the Coronavirus and it is manifesting itself through predictable models that should be informing our decision process and invoking certain actions. 

In this particular pandemic, you need to tighten your OODA Loop and make impactful decisions quicker.  In fact, you need to make them right now.

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09 Mar 2020

Russia Exploits Global Pandemic for Economic Attacks

The COVID-19 market disruption presents an attractive opportunity for Russia to have a disproportionate impact on U.S. economic strength by engaging in policies that amply existing conditions to further drive panic and algorithmic disfunction.

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28 Feb 2020

Living in the Future

I don’t consider myself a futurist, but thinking about the future has been an essential component of my career and supports a broad range of strategic thinking in the domains of cyber and geopolitical risk, threat intelligence, and business planning.  I’ve taken to calling these future brainstorming mental models “living in the future” and the approach has been adapted into our HACKthink methodology as well to help organizations derive the essential actions needed to arrive at a future outcome.

The focus for our conference this year is “Future Proof”, so I thought it would be interesting to take a retrospective look at a blog post I wrote over 10 years ago called “We all live in the future now” to see how well the analysis stood the test of time. 

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26 Dec 2019

Towards 2020 – The Most Popular Stories on OODA Loop for 2019

The top stories on OODA Loop provide good insight into what issues will be top of mind for executives and experts going into 2020.  Here are the 20 most popular posts of the year.

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18 Dec 2019

11 Habits of Highly Effective CISOs

What does it take to be a highly effective CISO? Over the past 25 years, I’ve consulted for hundreds of executives on cybersecurity issues including direct support to dozens of CISOs working to effectively manage cyber risk in a wide variety of organizations.  With this post, I’ve attempted to capture some of the best practices from the most effective CISOs I know. In future articles, we’ll look at each of the 10 habits in greater detail, including direct input from the CISO community. 

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02 Dec 2019

Top 10 Security, Technology, and Business Books of 2019

OODA CEO Matt Devost provides his top 10 security, technology, and business books for 2019. Matt reads over 100 books per year and this top 10 compilation is typically one of our most popular posts of the year. A trusted curation of essential books that can inform your decision loop and enable intelligent actions.

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08 Oct 2019

Future Proof Conference Announced

OODA is pleased to announce that our Future Proof conference will be held on March 19, 2020 in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

The Future Proof conference brings together the hackers, thinkers, strategists, disruptors, leaders, technologists, and creators with one foot in the future to discuss the most pressing issues of the day and provide insight into the ways technology is evolving.  Future Proof is not just about understanding the future, but developing the resiliency to thrive and survive in an age of exponential disruption. 

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