Popular news aggregation site Flipboard – one billion app downloads from Google Play and counting – has become the latest internet company to admit it has suffered a breach. We’ve covered a lot of data breaches in recent years but this one has one or two wrinkles that are worth highlighting. According to Flipboard, hackers gained access to data between 2 June 2018 and 23 March … [Read more...] about Flipboard data breach – what users should do now
|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|
Read why James Sanders says that standard security practices among IT companies do not necessarily carry over to the IT departments of other firms, leading to products sold without basic security measures in place on Tech Republic : Vulnerabilities in Industrial Control Systems are an outsized threat in the manufacturing sector, and can have ripples in the economy at large—as … [Read more...] about Lack of basic security hygiene putting industrial control systems at risk.
Nearly all businesses have suffered some form of phishing attack during the past year, the survey finds. Research from security specialist Mimecast has revealed the latest depressing statistics about online cybersecurity. Mimecast’s study of “1,025 global IT decision makers” revealed that phishing attacks are the most prominent type of cyberattack, with 94 percent of … [Read more...] about Nearly All Businesses Suffer Phishing Attacks – Mimecast
Microsoft has once again warned companies to patch older versions of Windows against a severe vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) service that can be abused remotely, and which the company has likened to the EternalBlue exploit that fueled the WannaCry, NotPetya, and Bad Rabbit ransomware outbreaks. To make matters worse, limited proof-of-concept code for … [Read more...] about Microsoft issues second warning about patching BlueKeep as PoC code goes public
OODA's leadership team and network of experts have extensive past performance in delivering due diligence support to private equity firms and holding companies. We are skilled at evaluating the cybersecurity posture of target companies. We also conduct technology assessment and are able to identify issues our clients need to know about at every stage of the pursuit decision … [Read more...] about OODA Provides Technology Due Diligence At A Speed That Will Support Your Decision-Making Process