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The Global Frequency

25 August 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost

Amazingly the kids are back in school and my eldest is off to her first year of college.  Fall always brings a quietness that is great for creativity, so I look forward to knocking some pieces off my editorial calendar.  This week on the Global Frequency...

Texas agencies are having a hard time with cyber attacks. (Read More)

Terrorists are rapidly learning how to use Bitcoin for financing. (Read More)

Misinformation has created a new world disorder. (Read More)

Chinese cyberattacker focus on University R&D department. (Read More)

A handful of misconfigured packets caused the CenturyLink network outage of 2018 according to a new report. (Read More)

The CISA vision for federal cybersecurity. (Read More)

Ransomware attack forces doctor's office to shut down. (Read More)

80 people indicted or arrested in large scale DOJ action against email scammers. (Read More)

Carbon Black sells for $2.1b.  To think I hosted their first web site on my personal server. (Read More

Is there a mirror universe right in front of you? (Read More)

A fascinating story about the Def Con badges for this year, which were an electronic and community building art masterpiece. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
A decade after release, I finally got around to reading "A Player of Games" by Iain M. Banks.  It is great classic science fiction with robust world building, interesting plot dynamics, and well-structured characters.  I'm actually glad I didn't read it until now as the plot certainly resonated in the battle between a utopian culture and an empire.  Highly recommended. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Day:
"We are what we do, not what we think."  Iain Banks

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