26 Sep 2022

Researchers Uncover Mysterious ‘Metador’ Cyber-Espionage Group

Researchers from SentinelLabs have identified a new threat actor dubbed Metador. The threat actor has reportedly infected a telecommunications company in the Middle East and multiple Internet service providers and universities located across the Middle East and Africa. In addition, the group may be responsible for two malware platforms described

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23 Nov 2021

Cybersecurity experts warn of A.I.’s drawbacks in combating threats

There are three parts of any security strategy. You want to be able to detect, to prevent, and to respond,” John Roese, Global Chief Technology Officer of Dell Technologies, said at the Fortune Brainstorm A.I. conference in Boston on Monday. “It turns out that in the ‘detect’ area, we’re well

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20 Jan 2021

A Chinese hacking group is stealing airline passenger details

The Chinese hacking group referred to as Chimera has allegedly been stealing airline passenger details over the past few years with the goal of tracking the movement of persons of interest. Chimera has been tracked by cybersecurity groups and is believed to be operating in the interest of the Chinese

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16 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: Russian hackers target Covid-19 vaccine research

A Russian threat actor group known as APT29 has reportedly been targeting organizations aiding the effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine. According to the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the hackers were likely operating on behalf of the Russian government or intelligence services, attempting to steal information related to

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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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18 Jul 2019

Cyber Threats to Parks and Rec: There are things we should all be doing to minimize risks to government of ransomware

So much attention has been paid to “election hacking” and the like in recent years, analysts and commentators have effectively forgotten an equally if not more pressing threat to American government at all levels: ransomware. We cannot fix the reading comprehension problems and poor critical thinking skills of more than half the nation’s population, but we can make serious progress against those who would make us digital hostages.

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22 Feb 2019

The Cyber Threat Analysis Report Volume 1, Edition 1

OODA Network Expert Michael Tanji provides insightful analysis of the most recent and significant cyber news.

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