07 Dec 2016

Best Security, Business, and Technology Books of 2016

Dozens of times per year, I get asked to recommend my favorite books so I couldn’t say no when the OODA Loop team asked me to build on Mark Mateski’s popular Red Teaming book list by providing my top 10 books for 2016. I have very eclectic interests, so I’ve

Read More
06 Dec 2016

US Foreign Policy: A Strategic Approach towards China Concerning the DPRK

Last week, a task force assembled by the Council on Foreign Affairs released a report on the current North Korea situation facing the U.S. and its regional allies. The report was conducted following the regime’s unprecedented number of ballistic and nuclear grade missile testing within a single year and

Read More
11 Oct 2016

Inside ISIS’s English-Language Magazine

With the slow but steady recovery ISIS-held lands across Iraq and Syria, analysts are warning of a surge in ISIS-inspired attacks across Europe and the US as the terrorist group changes tactics. The latest magazine from Al Hayat Media Center, the ISIS media wing, confirms

Read More
06 Oct 2016

DHS Warns of Regional Power Outages Associated with Hurricane Matthew

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a FOUO warning regarding expected wide-spread regional power outages as a result of Hurricane Matthew coming ashore in Florida. According to DHS, there is a 51 to 100 percent electric power outage zone that contains 34 electric generating stations, 279 substations, and 1

Read More
04 Oct 2016

DHS Issues Alert on U.S. Election Hacking

The United States Department of Homeland Security has issued an Intelligence Assessment on the Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities to U.S. Election Infrastructure. The report, which primarily downplays the risk of hacking election systems appears to conflict with recent FBI Director testimony stating that at least 20 states have been electronically

Read More
30 Aug 2016

Increasing Use of Ransomware May Threaten US Civilian Government and Critical Infrastructure Networks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis has released a new Intelligence Report detailing the risk ransomware poses to U.S. civilian and critical infrastructure networks. According to the report: I&A assesses ransomware campaigns are spreading rapidly as a result of widely available access to ransomware or

Read More
29 Aug 2016

DHS Warns Ransomware Attacks Disrupt Emergency Service Operations

The FBI, DHS, and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS- ISAC) assess it is very likely ransomware attacks against US ESS agencies could have negative implications for operations and services. These implications can include,but are not limited to, disruption of operational continuity as access to critical systems is

Read More
27 Jul 2016

FBI warns of ISIS threat to Western Banks

The FBI’s Counterterrorism Division has issued an executive memo warning of the threat to Western banks from Islamic State terrorists. The memo entitled “Non-Specific Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Threat Extends to Western Financial Institutions” and dated July 26, 2016 warns that: “Individuals inspired by the self-proclaimed Islamic

Read More
31 May 2016

Why Lifting Nuclear Sanctions Will Increase Challenges for the Targets of Iran’s Cyber Capabilities

Executive Summary The lifting of nuclear sanctions placed on the Islamic Republic of Iran based on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has ensured the unfreezing of approximately $150 billion in ready assets, opening of long-term trade partnerships (already extended by several nations), and lifting of technology transfer sanctions.

Read More
31 May 2016

Blood Sacrifices

OODA Loop is hosting this image gallery from Robert Bunker’s book Blood Sacrifices.

Read More