14 Feb 2022

The risks and rewards of investing in the metaverse real estate boom

There’s a land rush happening — and it’s not in New York City or Beverly Hills. Early speculators, professional real estate agents, and celebrities are buying up land that doesn’t even exist in the real world. They are investing in metaverse real estate, a concept mind-boggling to most people. So,

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21 Dec 2021

Want to trade NFTs? Best beware the risks

NFTs are being traded and have sometimes sold online for astronomical sums, with major companies now joining the craze as the tokens find their way into everything from the art market to video games. But what exactly are these digital assets, and how are they traded? What is an NFT? NFT stands

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13 Dec 2021

A Call to Action from CISA’s Jen Easterly and Def Con’s Jeff Moss at Inaugural CISA Advisory Committee Mtg.

In the first meeting of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) new Cybersecurity Advisory Committee, CISA Director Jen Easterly made clear to the committee members their working model would be action-based, not the usual passive mode assumed by an advisory body, telling the group:  “I welcome this group creating action. This is really just not about being a talking club. This is about leveraging your expertise, your perspective, to make the nation safer.” Advisory Committee Member, Def Con Founder Jeff Moss, also offered his perspective on how best to engage the hacker community.

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15 Nov 2021

Cybersecurity and Cyber Incidents: Innovation and Design Lessons from Aviation Safety Models and a Call for a “Cyber NTSB”

In a recent 4-month long workshop, over 70 experts explored the concept of creating a “Cyber NTSB”. This workshop topic is consistent with themes like innovation and design processes for innovation, which cut across much of our recent OODA Loop research and analysis.  It all starts with a design metaphor. This recent workshop used the National Transportation Safety Board as a design analogy/metaphor for a National Cyber Safety Board/National Cyber Security Board (NCSB). Specifically, innovation in “lesson-learning systems” for cybersecurity and cyber incidents – taking design process inspiration from the aviation safety models of the NTSB – was the goal of this “Cyber NTSB” workshop.

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