11 Feb 2022

The New DoD University Consortium for Cybersecurity (UC2)

This post is an effort to follow up on a conversation from The December 2021 OODA Network Member Meeting regarding “The Security Community:  Communication Style, Public Relations, Outreach Efforts, and Workforce Skills” (which came up when discussing responses to the Log4Shell threat and pro bono efforts by OODA Network members).  We are not sure about the specific opportunities for workforce development and collaboration with the DoD in this new effort, but we think there is certainly a lot of potential here. 

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22 Dec 2021

What do the Apache Log4j Vulnerability, Security Community Outreach Efforts, Cognitive Infrastructure, Resilience, Anti-Fragility, John Boyd and Dune have in Common? The December 2021 OODA Network Member Meeting

To help members optimize opportunities and reduce risk, OODA hosts a monthly video call to discuss items of common interest to our membership. These highly collaborative sessions are always a great way for our members to meet and interact with each other while talking about topics like global risks, emerging technologies, cybersecurity, and current or future events impacting their organizations. We also use these sessions to help better focus our research and better understand member needs.

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15 Dec 2021

Is Taiwan’s Five-year Quantum Computing and Talent Initiative the Wrong Strategy for the Island Nation?

Ukraine may be the Gray-zone in the headlines right now, but Taiwan is the more significant strategic hybrid warfare battlefield, in no small part due to its global leadership in semiconductor manufacturing.  Considering the hype cycle around all things Quantum, you would think it would be positive, sound strategic news that Taiwanese leaders recently announced a strategic initiative focused on quantum computing.  Here are the basics of the Taiwan Quantum Initiative with our analysis of why quantum is the wrong direction strategically for the island nation.

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