27 October 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost
What book did you read this year that was absolutely brilliant and should make it into my queue before the end of the year and compiling my best books of 2019 list? I have one recommendation from a reader ready to go, but wondering what you all might recommend. This week on the Global Frequency...
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China focuses hacking efforts on suppressing minorities. (Read More)
Is military deception AI's killer app? (Read More)
A Russian linked group is using Iranian hacking tools. Imagine that? (Read More)
Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance launched. (Read More)
Inside the phone company secretly run by drug traffickers. (Read More)
Quantum computing is as important for Google as AI. (Read More)
Researchers are using AI to stop elephant poachers. (Read More)
Microsoft feels the JEDI force. (Read More)
Fact or Fiction:
It is always daunting to read a book by colleagues with whom you've had a long association as is the case with "The Fifth Domain" by Richard Clarke and Robert Knake (one of whom is a subscriber to this very list). This book ads to the great work by these authors over the past decade and adeptly covers the current state of the cyber dynamic from multiple useful angles, including how to raise the cost for cyber attackers. This is the type of book you give your CEO, CIO, CTO, COO, and CISO to read. Quality analysis and insightful commentary coupled with thorough citations of pre-existing work - something that is much welcome in a cybersecurity culture where everyone seems to think they are the first to intuit decade old ideas. Highly recommended. (Amazon Link)
Quote of the Week:
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair
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