18 Jun 2021

Kim Zetter on Understanding the Realities of Cyberthreats and How Code Has a Story to Tell

This week’s OODAcast is with Kim Zetter, an incredibly well respected journalist who has been covering cybersecurity related issues for two decades.  Matt Devost talks with Kim about a wide variety of cyber-related issues including a deep dive into Stuxnet and the implications for today’s security environment. Kim also shares details as to how she got into the field and how she developed relationships with the hacker community via her longstanding attendance at Def Con.

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28 May 2021

Scythe CEO Bryson Bort on Enhancing Security with Realistic Adversary Emulation

Bryson Bort is the Founder of SCYTHE, a start-up building a next generation attack emulation platform, and GRIMM, a boutique cybersecurity consultancy. He is widely known in the cybersecurity community for helping advance concepts of defense across multiple critical domains. He is the co-founder of the ICS Village, a non-profit advancing awareness of industrial control system security. Bryson is also a Senior Fellow for Cybersecurity and National Security at R Street and the National Security Institute and an Advisor to the Army Cyber Institute.

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27 Sep 2019

Voting Machine Systems New & Old Contain ‘Design’ Flaws

Security experts have been questioning the security of electronic voting for years. In August of this year, attendants of the popular DEF CON hacker conference proved once again that both older and newer voting systems are vulnerable to hacking. One of the most popular DEF CON events was the Voting

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16 Aug 2019

Def Con is the Most Valuable Security Conference of the Year.  Here’s Why.

There are literally hundreds of cybersecurity conferences hosted around the world each year and as a result it can be difficult to determine which conferences provided the highest value in the domain. 

While each of these events bring community value in their own unique way, Def Con is the most valuable event of the year for the community. Here’s why.

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03 Jun 2019

How a Presidential Commission Was Tracking Hackers in 1996

The President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection is often cited as one of the most important initiatives from the 1990s that advanced our cybersecurity programs in the U.S.  The commission, which looked at cyber threats to critical infrastructure, created a lasting critical infrastructure framework that is still in use today. 

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