While at the White House, Paul witnessed first hand the tragic consequences of poor intelligence sharing: the attacks on September 11th. He’s convinced that this is MUCH harder in the Cyber arena. He created TruSTAR to help enterprises attain a comprehensive view of what’s going on. Read about how he built up to these solutions in this OODA Network Expert interview.
What does the ransomware incidents at GWK Travelex and Gedia Automotive tell us about the evolution of ransomware trends, and the players behind the attacks? Viewed from their individual incident cases it may appear that the only characteristics the businesses share was that they were both vulnerable and both hit by the same group. But what if we’re wrong about that? What if these two dissembler businesses share a third characteristic? What if both of these businesses were attacked because they are infringing on the black markets of organized crime barons, who like the Las Vegas Casino organized crime barons before them, are now using their “muscle” against legitimate business operations who compete against them? The lucrative black markets of money laundering and grey and black market automotive parts. What if the motivation for using ransomware attacks expanded beyond the return of a potential ransom paid? Has the use of ransomware evolved into an asymmetric threat? Is ransomware being used in a destructive capacity to disrupt the supply chain and business competitors of organized crime entities?
Cognitive Bias and the errors in judgement they produce are seen in every aspect of human decision-making, including in the business world. Companies that have a better understanding of these cognitive biases can optimize decision making at all levels of the organization, leading to better performance in the market. Companies that ignore the impact these biases have on corporate decision-making put themselves at unnecessary risk. This post by OODA Co-Founder Bob Gourley provides personal insights into key biases as well as mitigation strategies you can put in place right now.
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.”
We see no reliable sources providing insights that can help organizations plan strategically for how to react to the Coronavirus outbreak. This special report is provided as an aid to kickstarting your corporate efforts in strategic planning around the coronavirus specifically and other potential pandemics more generally.
Brian’s AI Startup Studio, Verdant AI, is forging new ground! He vets problems, finds solutions and spins off companies tailor-made for success as he goes. Instead of talking about AI, he’s making AI work in a lot of different capacities! In this OODA Network Expert interview, Brian discusses his career progression and how to realize the benefits of AI.
Adaptation and innovation is a core component of successful organization competition among states and their militaries, businesses and corporations—and as argued here, organized crime groups—especially transnational criminal organizations (TCOs). In order to gain supremacy organizations often introduce new technologies to foster this innovation, yet not all innovation is technological. Indeed, non-state actors are often incubators of novel practices and non-technological innovation to further their goals and often to survive. This brief assessment looks at non-technological innovation potentials among Mexican TCOs (criminal cartels and gangs).
Last week, the security community was in a flurry around the disclosure of a severe vulnerability (known as CVE-2020-0601) in Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Notably, it was because the National Security Agency (NSA) tipped off Microsoft, helping the tech giant patch the flaw instead of exploiting it for national security missions. NSA was praised for its cultural shift from offense to defense, however, in my opinion, not all that glitters is gold.
When Nitin came to America in the 1980’s, he quickly felt the power of a supportive Government. He has spent his career using technology to create teams to make our Country better including an appointment as the CIO for the Department of Transportation. Read about how Nitin’s passion for digital education has helped him give back to his Community.
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