We spend a lot of time thinking through emergency scenarios and the strategies that enable risk mitigation and opportunity exploitation around the world. Covid-19 provides a nearly unprecedented disruption at a global level that is reshaping our lives, economy, and culture. Here are some of the emergent ideas that are on my radar screen surrounding Covid-19 that could inform your decision making process or your scenario planning.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.