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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19 Jun 2020

OODA Network Interview: Dr. Gaurav Banga

Dr. Guarav Banga assumed he would become a Professor and spend his life in Academia.  Read about how his one year sabbatical to Silicon Valley in the late 1990’s changed his life and led to an explosive career on the leading edge of technology trends. 

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16 Jun 2020

OODAcast: John Robb on Global Guerrillas and Frameworks to Drive Decision Making

There is hardly a person more suited to speak with the OODA team on OODA Loops that former Air Force pilot John Robb. John has worked successfully in a variety of domains to include the special operations community, as an industry analyst, successful start-up founder, and national security expert.

John Robb has distinguished himself with a career of critical analysis on a variety of security, technology, and cultural issues throughout his career to include his popular book “Brave New War” and his current Global Guerrillas content community and the GG Report.

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12 Jun 2020

OODAcast – Bobbie Stempfley of Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute

The leadership team at OODA have had the pleasure of working with and learning from Bobbie Stempfley since her leadership of the Department of Defense Computer Emergency Response Team (DoD CERT) after she established it in the late 1990’s. This OODAcast captures insights from Bobbie that can inform the action of leadership of corporate and government leaders alike.

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10 Jun 2020

OODA Video: Your Data Strategy in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

The agility and improved mission support associated with the widespread move to cloud computing has made this megatrend one of the most positive forces in IT today. Some of the greatest benefits to enterprises come with the ability to smartly mix public and private clouds in hybrid cloud environments.  However, optimizing the use of multiple public clouds and on-prem solutions comes with challenges, especially with how data is managed in this environment.

This presentation reviews key challenges that follow the use of hybrid clouds for data analytics. It also provides a conceptual framework for mitigating challenges in hybrid cloud data analytics. This framework is designed to inform your data strategy and optimize it for the age of hybrid cloud computing.

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