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03 Sep 2021

Labor Day Weekend Ransomware Warnings: U.S. warns firms to be on guard against hostile network activity

In a press briefing at the White House yesterday, White House deputy national security adviser Anne Neuberger reinforced the warning the FBI and CISA released a few days ago.  Officials acknowledged that the threats over the weekend were not specific, but “we do have this history.”  The largest incidents in 2021 – Colonial Pipeline, JBS and Kaseya – all happened over holidays and weekends.  

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31 Aug 2021

Checkers, Chess and 围棋 (Wéiqí – aka Go): When It Comes to Games in Cyberspace, China May Be the Master

Checkers is the ultimate game of tactical engagement where two competitors push their forces forward in the attempt to conquer his foe by capturing all of his pieces. Chess is a more strategic option.  Whereas checkers perhaps best exemplifies a single engagement of a battle, chess represents the entire battle, requiring a strategic vision that is executed by moving pieces of different capabilities against an equal opposition force.  Multi-dimensional thinking is required as pieces are moved in joint operations, the goal of which is to trap the opponent’s king.  These two games are well known and socialized in the United States, and like it or not, both have been likened to military conflict especially as they embody the principles of warfare, involving a struggle of wills, movement, engagement, and protection.

However, there is a third game that also bears attention.  Played by the Chinese, Go (also known as Wei Ch’i or Wei Qi) is an abstract game in which the goal is for one of the competitors to surround more territory than his opponent.

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30 Aug 2021

August 2021 OODA Loop Monthly Meeting Generates Actionable Insights Into A Chaotic World

OODA Network members are invited to participate in a monthly video call to discuss items of common interest to our membership. These highly collaborative sessions are always a great way for our members to meet and interact with each other while talking about topics like global risks, emerging technologies, cybersecurity, and current or future events impacting their organizations. We also use these sessions to help better focus our research and reporting on member needs.

The August monthly meeting focused on issues around Afghanistan and the many geopolitical and business related elements of these chaotic events. Members also discussed topics in the OODA C-Suite Report.

This post was generated from the OODA Network Member monthly meeting and access is restricted accordingly. If you are an OODA Subscriber, but not a member of our expert network, you will not be able to access this content.

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27 Aug 2021

Randall Fort on The Future of the Metaverse And Its Cybersecurity and Intelligence Implications

In this OODAcast we glean lessons learned and insights into the future of the Metaverse and its implications from Randall Fort. Fort is a seasoned security, intelligence and technology leader known for his grasp of enterprise mission needs and his ability to track the rapid advancing capabilities of technology to meet those needs. His background includes time as the director of global security for Goldman Sachs. He also led one of the most highly regarded teams of analysts in the world, the Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Randy later worked at Raytheon and is now now the COO of QWERX.

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24 Aug 2021

Global Supply Chain Sensemaking Page – an OODALoop Dynamic Resource

This page serves as a dynamic resource for OODA Network members looking for Global Supply Chain information to drive their decision-making process. It is in a formative stage, with recent developments and previous OODALoop coverage and analysis grouped into the following categories:   Pandemic Disruptions; Technology, Platforms and Supply Chain Intelligence; Case Study:  The Global Semiconductors Supply Chain; Supply Chains and Forced Labor; and National Security and Critical Infrastructure.  

These categories will evolve into the usual suite of resources authored expressly for a Sensemaking resource page (Business Advantage, Decisionmaker’s Guide, Executive Guides, etc.).  If you would like to recommend a resource, please email us at info@ooda.com.  

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