21 Oct '17, 6am

OODA Loops in Cyberspace: A New Cyber-Defense Model

OODA Loops in Cyberspace: A New Cyber-Defense Model

Defensive Layer 1 - email spam filter. This OODA loop observes email characteristics and uses email characteristics to orient and determine if an email should be delivered. The adversary manipulates spam filter OODA loop using the tools of email marketing. Defensive Layer 2 - next generation firewall (NGF). The NGF’s OODA loop observes the operation of files associated with the email by performing any executable files associated with the email and orients based on the results of the file execution. The adversary manipulates the NGF’s OODA loop by sending an email that contains only text, there are no machine executables to observe. Defensive Layer 3 - human email recipient. The human’s OODA loop observes the human-readable content of the email. The adversary manipulates the human’s OODA loop by composing a deceptive message that contains false payment instructions for the ...

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/ooda-loops-in-cybers...

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