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The Global Frequency

29 March 2020 | Curated by Matt Devost

"May you live in interesting times." was intended as a curse not a tiding of good fortune.  I think we'll find that this COVID-19 has elements of both.  This week on the Global Frequency...

Elite cyberattackers target WHO. (Read More)

Why most folks didn't see the Coronavirus coming. (Read More)

In contrast, the Intelligence community, as well as DoD and even the local LA Terrorism Early Warning Group predicted a pandemic.  Prediction was not the problem, it was planning and execution. (Read More)

North Korea was targeted by not one, not two, but five different zero days in 2019. (Read More)

I wonder if Chubb had good cyber insurance for their data breach. (Read More)

A large dark web hosting provider goes down. (Read More)

Just watch the highlight reel.  Event 201 - a Coronavirus tabletop exercise from 2019. (Read More)

How China create a COVID-19 Twitter army to spread propaganda.  (Read More)

Just when we needed the follow-on to Second Life. (Read More)

A supercomputer initiative to help with the Coronavirus crisis. (Read More)

Home routers are targeted as the workforce moves to a work from home model. (Read More)

How COVID-19 will end. (Read More)

A couple of weeks old, but an interesting look at the top secret military contingency plans that get executed to help ensure the continuity of the U.S. government. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
I was given a copy of "Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse" by James Rawles by a friend in the CIA over a decade ago and read the full series over the course of the ensuing years.  It is not typically a book I would recommend on this list, given it is a dry and detailed narrative of an economic collapse in the U.S., but the reality is that the book informed the perspective of millions of both reasonable and unreasonable peoples and contributed to the rise of the prepper movement. If you want insight into that movement or a framework for how some are viewing the COVID-19 crisis it will make for insightful reading. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.“ - Marshall McLuhan

Recommendation of the Week:
Bill Gates has some of the most informed perspective on COVID-19 and this 10 minute interview is worth watching. (Link)

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