From the 1930s to 1950s (far too long) the medical community just would not wake up to the fact that cigarettes could cause harm (see More Doctors Smoke Camels). Why did they stick with this misperception for so long? When so many good people come to the wrong conclusion it probably means some deeply human cognitive biases are at play. Most people have a long studied desire to … [Read more...] about Think Twice Before Deciding To Use A Personal VPN: You could be getting some really bad advice
|The study of cyberwar is more important now than it has ever been. Over the last 20 years we have witnessed cyberwar evolve from an obtuse but prescient concept to a theoretical possibility to a world of constant cyber attacks to today, where all war has cyber components. All war today is cyber war, and all conflict is cyber conflict.|
Cyberwar is a state of conflict. It is related to the technological environment and to cybersecurity, but cyber conflict comprehends those and many other topics into a greater national security construct. Today our nation faces constant adversary action and conflict in cyberspace. Meeting the challenges this adversary action causes requires an understanding of what people and companies and governments can proactively do to bring the fight to adversaries. It also involves deep understanding of adversary tactics and capabilities so we can really understand The Cyber Threat.
|We track the the history of cyber conflict, the cutting edge concept being implemented in government, the technological dimensions of cyber war, and, most importantly, the key actions you should take to help protect your personal and business information in cyber conflict. We do that by capturing the thoughts of national security experts and cyber warriors with direct experience in this very serious domain. Our thought leaders take positions, but provide you with the insights you need to evaluate whether or not you support those positions. For example, see: What If This Is The Most Important Thing The Government Can Do To Enhance Our Cybersecurity? where we advocate for the intelligence community to provide compelling insights on the cyber threat to the American people. We also encourage everyone to consider that: Now That You Are A Soldier In The Cyber War You Must Know Your Cognitive Biases For a primer on strategic topics associated with cyberwar see: Twelve Principles of DoD Cyber Conflict|
Our readers are a technically oriented group with a good awareness of the dynamic nature of the cyber threat. You do not need lists of best practices, you live them by continuously assessing your environment and taking action to reduce risk as appropriate. But all of us have friends and family or co-workers who are not technically strong or do not have awareness of adversary … [Read more...] about Helping Friends and Family Reduce Risks In The Age of Remote Work and Social Distancing
I am so excited to now have an autographed copy of The Security Yearbook by Richard Stiennon. Richard is a prolific writer, a fantastic speaker, and is known the world over as perhaps the most savvy of all analysts in the cybersecurity field. Many of us have learned from him over the years, but his current book is providing insights that are especially useful to … [Read more...] about The Security Yearbook by Richard Stiennon
OODA's 19 March Future Proof conference brings together the hackers, thinkers, strategists, disruptors, leaders, technologists, and creators with one foot in the future to discuss the most pressing issues of the day and provide insight into the ways technology is evolving. Future Proof is not just about understanding the future, but developing the resiliency to thrive and … [Read more...] about Future Proof: Rare Convergence Of Leading Government and Industry Leaders 19 March
Bob Wallace and Keith Melton are a power pair of writers and researchers who have produced high quality, fact-based, enjoyable books for decades. The latest in their long string of fantastic books provides a guide to the secret history of spies and counter spies in and around New York. Their book, Spy Sites of New York: A Guide to the Region's Secret History, is a fantastic … [Read more...] about Spy Sites of New York: A Guide to the Region’s Secret History