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06 Mar 2020

Sea Services showcase new capabilities at AFCEA WEST

This week, OODA’s Chris Ward attended the annual AFCEA and US Naval Institute Sea Service Conference in San Diego (WEST 2020). The central theme of the conference was around Navy, Marine and Coast Guard readiness for great power competition. In this article she compiles her observations and take-aways from the event.

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06 Mar 2020

OODA Network Interview: Mike Steinmetz

Mike’s story is pretty unique:  from budding musician to Navy Fighter Jet Pilot to Information Operations and Cyber.  

“The CISO must understand the lens with which the Board sees risk!  Many CISO’s are focused down-and-in, when they should be delegating those efforts to their qualified operations managers and architecture teams.  The CISO’s job is to translate the needs to the CFO and the CEO.”

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05 Mar 2020

The Best Analysis Regarding the Business Impact of Coronavirus COVID-19

The Corona Virus is already causing significant business impact across every sector of the economy, with disproportionate impact against sectors like transportation and hospitality.  At OODA, we’ve been tracking all new developments and consulting with our expert network to derive essential elements of information that can inform your decision making process.  The document below represents the best single-source of analysis on the global business and health impact of COVID-19 we have encountered.    On February 13, we queried OODA Network Expert Dr. Peter Katona, who has spent 30 years working these issue in a medical, academic, and public health capacity.  We asked him what three metrics OODA analysts and our OODA Network members should be tracking to assess the global impacts of COVID-19. He indicated those three metrics should be

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04 Mar 2020

CISA Issues Alert on Preventing Maze Ransomware Attacks

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an alert to government and commercial organizations  around the Maze ransomware threat which has been impacting organizations since October 2019.  Included in the alert is a list of IP addresses, domain names, and file hashes that organizations can block in order to prevent successful attacks.

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28 Feb 2020

Living in the Future

I don’t consider myself a futurist, but thinking about the future has been an essential component of my career and supports a broad range of strategic thinking in the domains of cyber and geopolitical risk, threat intelligence, and business planning.  I’ve taken to calling these future brainstorming mental models “living in the future” and the approach has been adapted into our HACKthink methodology as well to help organizations derive the essential actions needed to arrive at a future outcome.

The focus for our conference this year is “Future Proof”, so I thought it would be interesting to take a retrospective look at a blog post I wrote over 10 years ago called “We all live in the future now” to see how well the analysis stood the test of time. 

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