DoDX Ecosystem Counter-Intelligence Brief: The Threat Walks Among Us
The lure of investments from foreign rivals, especially China, are leading some startups and entrepreneurs down a difficult, costly security rabbit hole. Learn how to protect your company from bad actors and malicious intent.
What you’ll find out
- It’s not just China: diverse attack angles (04:30)
- Different approaches to consider (06:00)
- How China squeezes supply chains (09:11)
- Best practices across DoD ecosystem (10:40)
- Top 3 things to do today to protect your company (15:40)
- Moving forward: how to reach out/engage (17:30)
- “Your actions today can make your company and product offerings a resource to help strengthen our nation’s economy and overall security.” — Katherine Koleski, DIU, Program Analyst (02:17)
- “Traditionally people are looking at transactions which are in my wheelhouse. We also look at the human aspect and the cyber aspect and those are two things I like to pass on to companies to think about.” — David Rader, DoD, Deputy Director (03:43)
- “What I want to highlight is just because someone might close a door doesn’t mean a window isn’t open.” — David Rader, DoD, Deputy Director (04:45)
- “Just because you’re focused on the commercial healthcare side of AI doesn’t mean there’s not a military application somebody else wants or that we want to protect.” — David Rader, DoD, Deputy Director (16:20)
- “We want to help companies to protect their market presence in the United States and in the world. We want to make sure those jobs, that revenue, all those good things stay intact within the defense industrial base and accessible to the United States.” — David Rader, DoD, Deputy Director (21:30)
Who you’ll hear from
David Rader, DoD, Deputy Director
Katherine Koleski, DIU, Program Analyst
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