03 May 2022

Will Russia Turn to Cybercrime to Offset Stringent Economic Sanctions?

Since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the conflict has spilled into cyberspace with state and non-state actors taking sides and conducting a variety of disruptive operations. Russia state actors have executed eight new types of malware attacks against Ukraine, impacting government, business, financial institutions, and energy organizations, as well as a U.S. satellite communications provider. Ukrainian supporters have equally responded in kind. Notorious hacktivist group Anonymous and Ukraine’s volunteer IT Army have retaliated against Russian government and military entities in kind.  They have doxed thousands of Russian soldiers information and even disrupted Belarusian rail lines to slow Russian troop movement.  The failure to create a cyber “shock and awe” have led many to believe that Russia might lack the capability to produce one.

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03 Mar 2022

Goodbye to All That

The conflict in Ukraine has validated a number of assumptions cyberspace strategy and intelligence thinkers have been promulgating for over 20 years. The use of cyber attacks in conjunction with the traditional components of armed conflict, for example. Likewise, the involvement of “patriotic hackers” in an armed conflict, with or without the approval of the national government, is a phenomenon that has been around since at least the Hainan Island incident, and the fall of what used to be Yugoslavia.

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16 Feb 2022

Ukrainians wary of Russian claims of withdrawal

Russia’s defense ministry announced a planned reduction in troops on the Ukraine border and published footage of tanks returning to garrisons while Putin notes that he doesn’t “want war” as he repeats his security demands in negotiations with Ukraine and the West. Ukraine is skeptical on any claims regarding reduction

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18 Jan 2022

OODA Almanac 2022 – Exponential Disruption

Once again, we present to you the annual OODA Almanac which is intended to be a quirky forecasting of themes that the OODA Network think will be emergent in 2022. Our 2021 Almanac had some great frameworks for understanding the year ahead with lots of compelling insights. The theme for this year is surviving and thriving in an age of exponential disruption. It seems that everything is getting disrupted; national security, economic security, technology, culture and media. New ideas are old and old ideas are new. Here’s our take for 2022.

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11 May 2018

Three Critical Factors Increasing Cyber Risk for 2019

What cyber threat do China, Russia, and Iran present for the remainder of 2018 and 2019? Matt Devost provides some insight into the geopolitical elements influencing that answer.

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01 Jun 2012

Private Sector Implications of Operation Olympic Games

The New York Times revealed today what many experts had already asserted regarding the United States role in the Stuxnet attack. While speculation of U.S. involvement complicated international relations on cyber conflict, an acknowledgement of U.S. involvement in a forum such as the New York Times heralds in a brave

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