17 Jul 2020

OODA Video: The Intelligence Workstation of the Future

This video provide additional context on our concept of an Intelligence Workstation of the Future. The Intelligence Workstation of the Future will empower analysts in new ways, combining the most modern analytical and visualization tools with enterprise security and governance technologies. This post explores this workstation, leading to actionable recommendations that organizations can put in place now to bring this concept to reality sooner vice later.

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16 Jul 2020

OODAcast: Alsop-Louie Partner and Famed Tech Executive Bill Crowell on Technology Due Diligence

Bill Crowell is a senior executive with extensive experience in government (rose to the level of Deputy Director of the National Security Agency) and in industry. He has been a CEO of leading companies like Cylink, taking them through growth to acquisition. He has been a director of multiple public and private companies with a track record of steering firms to profitability and successful exits. He continues to serve on corporate boards while also helping steer successful operations at one of the most famed Venture Capital firms in the nation, Alsop-Louie.

Bill has been a boss, mentor, friend and advisor to both Bob Gourley and Matt Devost through the years, and has long been a valuable member of our OODA Network.

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10 Jul 2020

OODA Video: An AI Security Framework

The security and ethics of AI are one of the hottest topics in the AI domain today. The security framework presented here can be immediately applied to any AI solution to accelerate its use in your enterprise.

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09 Jul 2020

Master the Skill of Spies, Investigators and Journalists to Better Your Business – OODA Training Event

What if you could land new clients, build relationships with investors and partners, and develop new contacts simply by asking more, and saying less? Add the art of inquiring to your skills repertoire from a journalist-turned-corporate investigator, who has leveraged the potent act of asking, and listening, to turn strangers into sources and contacts into clients.

This business-specific human intelligence training will teach you how to identify and contact knowledgeable people – prospective clients, partners and subject matter experts, for instance – and harness unique insight from purposeful conversations with them. You’ll learn how a shift, from presenting to asking, will transform how you cultivate leads, build relationships and consummate deals.

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07 Jul 2020

Cybersecurity Expert Admits to Espionage and International Kidnapping Charges

A long-standing cybersecurity professional Elizabeth Jo Shirley, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, has admitted to unlawfully retaining a document containing national defense information and committing international parental kidnapping, the Department of Justice announced.  Shirley attempted to sell classified information from the National Security Agency to the Russian government. Shirley previously had

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29 Jun 2020

A CTO’s Perspective on Technology Debt in M&A

One of the critical factors which needs to be evaluated in any technical due diligence is the concept of Technology Debt. This report provides insights into technology debt from the perspective of an enterprise CTO turned due diligence professional. These lessons can help companies preparing for a future transaction to better position themselves for optimal outcomes. These lessons can also assist private equity and other investors in thinking through aspects of technology risk and identify areas requiring additional focus prior to a transaction.

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26 Jun 2020

OODA Video: A Practitioner’s View of the Cyber Threat

OODA principals Matt Devost and Bob Gourley pioneered the discipline of cyber threat intelligence. Bob was the first director of intelligence for the Department of Defense’s first cyber command, the Joint Task Force for Computer Network Defense, where he created processes for intelligence support to operational missions. Matt Devost conceptualized the use of open source intelligence for support to cyber operations and was a founder of the first commercial cyber threat intelligence firms. Together they remain engaged in the cybersecurity world and closely track the cyber threat. 

Our most recent threat brief is presented here. It concludes with actionable recommendations for your enterprise.

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26 Jun 2020

OODAcast: Brad Meltzer, Bestselling Novelist With Insights To Inform Your Business Strategy

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Cupler Ring Trilogy (The Inner Circle, The Fifth Assassin, The President’s Shadow), The Escape Artist, The Book of Lies and many other thrillers loved by millions for their realism and well researched fact based themes and drama filled plots. He is also widely known for his non-fiction history including The First Conspiracy, a work based on extensive research that reads like a thriller while giving the foundational stories of the nation’s espionage and counterintelligence services. His most recent non-fiction book examines a plot to kill Abraham Lincoln while he was on his way to his inauguration. This one too reads like a thriller, exposing us to the realities of a era when the nation was divided by polarizing political factions.

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25 Jun 2020

OODA Network Interview: Chitra Sivanandam

Chitra Sivanandam followed her dual love of Art and Science to forge an amazing career.  Read how she applied her Mission Centric approach throughout.

“You can only enable technology to do a small portion of our communications.  At the end of the day, it’s the human dynamic and person-to-person trust that is needed to solve problems.”

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19 Jun 2020

OODA Video: The Technologies of AI Security and Ethics

This video provides succinct context on technology companies fielding solutions to help address key concerns in the area of AI security and AI ethics. We produced this presentation for OODA members based on our own continuous market research that includes tracking VC investment and engaging with the community via AI related events but also our own AI centric due diligence engagements and cybersecurity assessments. 

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