13 Sep 2019

New fake-news worry for Instagram

Experts are concerned that Instagram could become a leading platform for disinformation leading up to the 2020 election. “Disinformation is increasingly based on images as opposed to text,” said Paul Barrett, the author of an NYU report that’s prompted a renewed look at the problem. Barrett’s report also notes that

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13 Sep 2019

Key Takeaways from the Encryption Working Group’s Paper on “Moving the Encryption Policy Conversation Forward”

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Encryption Working Group released a white paper with the hopes of moving the encryption policy debate forward. Former government officials, business representatives, privacy and civil rights advocates, law enforcement experts, and computer scientists contributed to the document, concentrating on law enforcement access to encrypted

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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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