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The Global Frequency

7 March 2021 | Curated by Matt Devost

At what point is there nothing left to breach?  This week on the Global Frequency...

At least 30,000 new organizations hacked via Microsoft software vulnerability.  (Read More)

Enhancing cyber readiness through operational collaboration.  Great report by the NY Cyber Task Force.  This is their second report and I've referenced the first one hundreds of times. (Read More)

The is great analysis by Mike Tanji and interesting in the context of my book review this week. (Read More)

The latest adversarial attack technique against AI is accomplished simply with lies written in Sharpie. Fascinating. (Read More)

Is China targeting India's power grid in regional stand-off? (Read More)

Gab is hacked.  Private data released. (Read More)

China was targeting Microsoft Exchange servers with several zero days. (Read More)

Top three Russian e-crime forums compromised. (Read More)

The persistence of Second Life says something about our virtual reality future as the SL economy booms during Covid. (Read More)

Square is now a bank and a music service. (Read More)

Australia is investing in drones to fly alongside human pilots as AI wingmen. (Read More)

U.S. is not prepared to compete in the AI era. (Read More)

Google to stop selling ads based on user browser activity, but what comes next could be worse. (Read More)

Does advancing AI require completely understanding how the brain works?  I don't think so as that would assume the only way to develop intelligence is to mirror how humans evolved. (Read More)

We don't need no education.  Cyber attack takes down 15 UK schools.  (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
This is how I told you the world ends.  There is a reason I take periodic annual breaks from reading cybersecurity books.  Not because the quality of the books is bad, but because there is a certain frustration in having articulated the same issues, threats, and recommendations for over 25 years and then reading them in book form over and over each year.  It is my own perpetual cyber Groundhog Day.  That is not to say that "This is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race"
by Nicole Perlroth is not a good book or you shouldn't read it. It is and you should.  Perlroth does a good job of stepping though the complex and convoluted overt and covert world of cyberweapons, cybercrime, and cyber espionage. In a world that seeks deliberate obfuscation, she brings reasonable clarity and makes the content compelling and accessible to non-technical readers.  Her concerns are legitimate and her conclusions reasonable.  You should read it, executive's in your organization should read, as should any concerned citizen.  I'll likely give away dozens of copies, but as with all things, it is what happens after you read it that matters. As for me, I'm just waiting for the alarm clock to ring and discover it is actually my cyber tomorrow.   (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"It's only after the fact that we trace the lines, join dots between things, skip over anything that doesn't fit. We make stories to account for everything that's happened. It's nice to think the world makes sense. It's nice to think that you make sense. But sometimes things just happen." - Kirsty Logan

Recommendation of the Week:
Now that I'm driving instead of flying I've found that rather than traveling light, I've been traveling heavy. My core remote work gear has expanded and I've started traveling with projects and things I'd like to test.  My go to bag to hold absolutely everything I need has been this fantastic backpack that was designed for photographers, but works incredibly well for heavy travel.  (Link)

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