18 Jul 2019

Meet With OODA At Blackhat in Vegas 6-8 Aug 2019

Since many OODA Network Members attend Blackhat each year, OODA will be hosting a member only happy hour during the event so we can catch up in person. This should be a good way to connect with old friends and meet others in the network you have yet to meet

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11 Jul 2019

OODA Launches New Series for Tech CEOs on The Federal Market

Startup CEOs: The federal government needs your technology! A high tech startup that has made it through the wickets required to get VC funding and create real capabilities almost always has something that someone in government needs. But that does not mean you should drop everything and pursue federal business.

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14 May 2019

The NSA knows its weapons may one day be used by its targets

Several large scale cyber attacks have utilized cyberweapons and exploits first developed by the United States military and intelligence communities. While much has been done to develop vulnerability equities programs and responsible disclosure processes, such tools are an essential component of our cyber mission and will continue to be developed

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14 May 2019

An FCC Commissioner Sees AI and Blockchain As Contributing to 5G

An FCC commissioner hopes that machine learning and distributed crypto-ledgers will free up wireless spectrum for billions of devices. Jessica Rosenworcel, a commissioner at the US Federal Communications Commission, believes that artificial intelligence and blockchain technology will give the US an edge in next-generation wireless networking over its big technological

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14 May 2019

Rattled by Cyberattacks, Hospitals Push Device Makers to Improve Security

With recent disclosures surrounding medical embedded device security, hospitals are looking to in-room device manufacturers to provide additional disclosures and guaranties around medical devices and software in use at their locations. “Hospital-technology officials say gaining access to the software running inside devices—and knowledge of its vulnerabilities—would help them build firewalls

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14 May 2019

Korean APT Groups Evolving And Gaining Operational Expertise: One adds rare bluetooth device harvester tool

In the dynamic world of cyber conflict organizations either evolve or die. Tracking how threat actors evolve can help better position our defenses. One dynamic of note is the evolution of the APT group known as Group 123, Reaper or ScarCruft. ScarCruft attracted some attention early last year for employing

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14 May 2019

Patching Our Digital Future Is Unsustainable and Dangerous

In a new essay, Melissa Hathaway makes the case for more sustainable and deliberate collective approaches to building security and trust into new systems and more robust disclosure processes. “We must become much more strategic in how new digital technologies are created and deployed.  Over the last 30 years, we

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14 May 2019

DARPA Air Combat Evolution (ACE) Program: Dogfighting with an AI wingman

Artificial intelligence has defeated chess grandmasters, Go champions, professional poker players, and, now, world-class human experts in the online strategy games Dota 2 and StarCraft II. No AI currently exists, however, that can outduel a human strapped into a fighter jet in a high-speed, high-G dogfight. As modern warfare evolves

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14 May 2019

How a Chinese spy stole some of the Pentagon’s most sensitive secrets

In a story excerpted from Jim Sciutto’s book Shadow War, additional details regarding China’s business espionage activities is detailed. “As it turns out, Su and his partners would have unfettered access inside Boeing’s network for three years before the intrusion was first discovered. During that time, they would claim to

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14 May 2019

Sensitive Information of Millions of Panama Citizens Leaked

Researchers have once again discovered a trove of unprotected personal information accessible via public cloud servers. “An unprotected Elasticsearch cluster exposed 3,427,396 records containing sensitive personal information on Panama citizens with ‘patient’ labels, together with another 468,086 records labeled as ‘test patients’.” Source: Sensitive Information of Millions of Panama Citizens

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