Robert Zager

Robert Zager is an inventor and entrepreneur. He has been granted eleven United States patents in the areas of computer networking and email. He holds a BA degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a JD degree from Santa Clara University. He is currently a security researcher at Iconix, Inc. in San Jose, California.

While DMARC is a good step to enhance some aspects of email security, it does not solve the phishing problem and adversaries routinely overcome the protections afforded.

In this article we combine Colonel John Boyd’s Observe/Orient/Decide/Act Loop with the NSA Methodology for Adversary Obstruction to create a new cyber‑defense model.

Mad Scientist # 19: We are losing the cyberwar because cyber defenses apply the wrong philosophy to the wrong operating environment.

This article discusses an alternative defensive strategy which addresses human performance capabilities and limitations to disrupt spearphishing attacks.

"Along with the rest of the U.S. government, the Department of Defense depends on cyberspace to function. It is difficult to overstate this reliance."