Security BSides London, the UK’s biggest community-driven infosec conference is happy to announce its 8th iteration open to all regardless of background, skill level, income or job-title.  
  • Doors to the main event open at 8.30am with talks starting at 9am on 6 June 2018
  • Workshops will be held on 5 June 2018 starting at 10am; Pre-registration is required
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Wednesday, June 6 • 12:15 - 12:45
OODA Loops: Ctrl+Break the Attack Cycle

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The OODA (Observe – Orient – Decide – Act) loop is a conceptual model of human decision-making that we all use whether we are aware of it or not. Originating in military strategy, it is especially relevant when two parties have opposing goals as it makes it possible for one side to exploit flaws in their adversary’s decision making process; conversely, understanding the OODA loop allows one to protect the integrity of one’s own decision making.

This talk will briefly introduce the concept of OODA loops and explain why they are both relevant and useful in an infosec context through a number of case studies showing how the model can be applied to real-world attacks. It will describe typical OODA loops used by both attackers and defenders then explain how attackers’ OODA loops can be disrupted to reduce dwell time and frustrate them in achieving their objectives.


Abel Toro

Abel Toro is a Security Researcher with Forcepoint Security Labs' Special Investigation team focusing on reverse engineering, malware analysis and threat intelligence especially tracking existing groups, analysing their infrastructure and toolchain as well as uncovering new ones... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:15 - 12:45 BST
Track 3 (upstairs) ILEC Conference Centre 47 Lillie Road London SW6 1UD