27 Mar 2020

OODA Network Interview: Jay Marwaha

Ever wonder how some companies just NAIL the web-browsing experience, ending with you digging out your credit card and buying something you didn’t even know you wanted?  And why other companies make it so hard to get to what you need you just give up in frustration?  Read how Jay Marwaha, CEO of SYNTASA, spent a lifetime developing these tools.

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24 Mar 2020

OODA COVID-19 Sense-making

The OODA Loop team has launched a COVID-19 sense-making page that will serve as a dynamic resource for OODA Network members looking for Coronavirus/COVID-19 information to drive their decision-making process.   We’ll update it with new links as we encounter them.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive list, but rather a compilation of the most useful resources.

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20 Mar 2020

A Perfect Storm forms as COVID-19 Meets Cyberspace

On Sunday, the US Department of Health and Human Services was hit by a cyber attack intended to disrupt its response to the COVID-19 virus. The ‘disruption and disinformation’ attack has illustrated an intent to target a renewed dependency on IT systems during this pandemic. Businesses, universities, and governments around the world are rapidly deploying remote capabilities to allow work from home during self-isolation to flatten the curve. This solution however, has hyperextended existing IT infrastructure and while defenders struggle to adapt to this new perimeter, adversaries are sure to discover more points of impact.

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19 Mar 2020

OODA Webinar – Managing Through COVID-19

OODA’s Matt Devost and Bob Gourley held a webinar today looking at a variety of Coronavirus/COVID-19 issues to strategic planning, decision making, possible outcomes, supply chain resiliency and many attendee questions.

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17 Mar 2020

An Executive Review of new USG Guidelines for Dark Web Intelligence Collection

In February, the Department of Justice’s Cybersecurity Unit published a document that focuses on the risks practitioners face when gathering intelligence from online sources like the Darknet and what the ramifications of certain actions are when performing intelligence collection. The publication highlights several hypothetical situations in which the practitioner may face legal consequences for missteps when interacting with Darknet sellers and obtaining information from these forums.  

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16 Mar 2020

Covid19 Related Geopolitical Questions To Drive Your Strategic Planning

Over the next three months the Covid19 virus may cause dramatic changes on the international scene that will impact decision-making in government and industry. We have no special insights into what they could be, but through thirty years of close observations of national security topics we can say this, we should be prepared for surprises. The impact of surprises can be mitigated by collecting information, and that collection can be optimized by starting with good questions.

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16 Mar 2020

I Was Asked to Review a Major City’s Emergency Response Plan. Here’s What I Told Them.

On March 12, a major city I’ve worked with on emergency planning and counterterrorism issues over the past two decades asked me to review their response plan around COVID-19.  Here is what I told them. Editor’s Note:  We’ve worked hard to open up some of our most critical COVID-19 articles

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13 Mar 2020

DHS Cyber Agency Issues Guidance for Keeping Teleworkers Secure

DHS CISA has issued guidance for securing remote workers as companies execute their teleworking contingencies resulting from the social isolation requirements for COVID-19. 

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13 Mar 2020

OODA Network Interview: Richard Blech

Richard Blech was convinced decades ago that authentication and cryptography would become essential to the newly emerging internet.  Read how he spent his career accelerating the pace of encryption innovation to make it harder for the adversaries to get our data.

“I think it’s important to be leading edge and innovative – to go as close to the edge as you can.  You can only learn as you get more experienced and mature.   To drive something forward as an entrepreneur, you have to have passion.  It can’t be manufactured; it has to be natural.”

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12 Mar 2020

The Impact Of Coronavirus on your Markets and Business Strategy

It should go without saying that the number one goal of all of us in this pandemic is preservation of life. There are steps we should all be taking right now to protect ourselves, our families and our communities. We also need to be planning on how to protect our way of life. This special report provides context which can be used by leaders in any industry to better prepare your organization to survive and thrive and accelerate success post-pandemic.

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