19 Mar 2020

OODA Webinar – Managing Through COVID-19

OODA’s Matt Devost and Bob Gourley held a webinar today looking at a variety of Coronavirus/COVID-19 issues to strategic planning, decision making, possible outcomes, supply chain resiliency and many attendee questions.

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18 Mar 2020

Managing through the COVID-19 Crisis – An Interactive Discussion

Join OODA CEO Matt Devost and CTO Bob Gourley on 19 March 2020 at 2pm Eastern for an interactive discussion on managing through the COVID-19 Crisis. This online zoom based discussion is for OODA members as well as any who registered for our OODAcon Future Proof. If you did not

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13 Mar 2020

DHS Cyber Agency Issues Guidance for Keeping Teleworkers Secure

DHS CISA has issued guidance for securing remote workers as companies execute their teleworking contingencies resulting from the social isolation requirements for COVID-19. 

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05 Mar 2020

The Best Analysis Regarding the Business Impact of Coronavirus COVID-19

The Corona Virus is already causing significant business impact across every sector of the economy, with disproportionate impact against sectors like transportation and hospitality.  At OODA, we’ve been tracking all new developments and consulting with our expert network to derive essential elements of information that can inform your decision making process.  The document below represents the best single-source of analysis on the global business and health impact of COVID-19 we have encountered.    On February 13, we queried OODA Network Expert Dr. Peter Katona, who has spent 30 years working these issue in a medical, academic, and public health capacity.  We asked him what three metrics OODA analysts and our OODA Network members should be tracking to assess the global impacts of COVID-19. He indicated those three metrics should be

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04 Mar 2020

CISA Issues Alert on Preventing Maze Ransomware Attacks

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an alert to government and commercial organizations  around the Maze ransomware threat which has been impacting organizations since October 2019.  Included in the alert is a list of IP addresses, domain names, and file hashes that organizations can block in order to prevent successful attacks.

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07 Feb 2020

Election Security Initiatives are Falling Short According to New Government Report

The Government Accountability Office has warned that CISA planning is falling short of what is needed to secure the 2020 Presidential election.  Delays in developing strategic and operational plans and a lack of staff focused on election security initiatives makes it likely that election security mission aspirations will fall short.  Notably, GAO warns that “CISA will not be well-positioned to execute a nationwide strategy for securing election infrastructure prior to the start of 2020 election activities.”

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16 Sep 2019

Cyberattacks On IOT Devices Surge 300% In 2019, ‘Measured In Billions’, Report Claims

A new report by F-Secure warns that cyberattacks on IoT devices are accelerating at an unprecedented rate. The company uses a network of honeypots to attract everyday attacks and discovered more than 2.9 billion attack events in the first half of 2019. Security researchers noted that the honeypots were dominated

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16 Sep 2019

Drone strikes knock out half of Saudi oil capacity

Drone strikes targeted two Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais over the weekend, disrupting about half of the kingdom’s oil capacity, or about 5.7 million barrels per day. Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said that the attacks are not only aimed at the kingdom, but

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16 Sep 2019

Huawei Offers To License 5G Technology To U.S. To Flush Out Trump

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei recently announced that the company would license “the entire Huawei 5G platform to any American company that wants to manufacture it and install it and operate it—completely independent of Huawei.” The offer would allow a buyer “perpetual access” to Huawei’s 5G source code, allowing a full

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16 Sep 2019

U.S. imposes sanctions on North Korean hackers accused in Sony attack, dozens of other incidents

The U.S. Department of Treasury imposed sanctions on three North Korean hacking groups controlled by the state’s primary intelligence agency, the Reconnaissance General Bureau. Officials claim the Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff, and Andariel used ransomware and attacks on banks, ATM networks, gambling sites, online casinos, and cryptocurrency exchanges to fund Pyongyang’s

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