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The Global Frequency

19 January 2020 | Curated by Matt Devost

Another year around the sun for me and the proximity to the new year, often results in my birthday being the key milestone for goals and focus.  Here we go.  This week on the Global Frequency...

The secretive company that might end privacy as we know.  I've met the founder of this company on a couple of occasions and seen the product in use (including testing it on myself, several other folks, and a 10 year old photo of someone).  It was impressively accurate. (Read More)

Are we on the cusp of another AI winter?  I don't think so. (Read More)

Russia's success at undermining U.S. elections.  Follows the same theme Neal Pollard and I have articulated in numerous articles - it is about targeting trust. (Read More)

The NSA disclosed a critical vulnerability and didn't weaponize it. (Read More)

Jason Healey has key thoughts on the Vulnerability Equities Process that is very timely given the NSA disclosure. (Read More)

Fascinating.  Rising sea levels threaten sovereign credit ratings.  I've argued for years we should have a credit rating style system for cyber as well. (Read More)

There once was a CISO for a presidential campaign.  Now there is not. (Read More)

Cyberattackers are breaching municipalities according to the FBI. (Read More)

Whatever happened to Anonymous? (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
One of my goals for 2020 is to re-read a few select books that were highly impactful to my thinking to see how they hold up and if they might provide any insights applicable to the now.  "The Twilight of Sovereignty : How the Information Revolution Is Transforming Our World" by Walter B. Wriston is nearly 30 years old and I was reminded of it in this interview with Neal Pollard (link).  It was a very compelling read with regards to how well it predicted the future, but a core tenant of the book (capital goes to were it is wanted and stays were it is well treated) had me thinking through the implications for today.  Does labor go where it is well treated?  Information?  AI?  Needless to say, it is a quick historical read and still very informative. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“Sometimes history needs a nudge in the right direction.” - Matt Devost

Recommendation of the Week:
I used to have pretty significant carpal tunnel issues from the hours of keyboarding each day.  My problems all went away once I switched to a split keyboard many years ago.  As far as I can tell, the biggest advantage is my wrists can stay straight while typing instead of angling outwards as they do on a normal keyboard.  It has made a significant difference in the quality of my day. (Link)

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