The Global Frequency

19 April 2020 | Curated by Matt Devost

Twenty-five years ago today, the Oklahoma City bombing took place and changed the trajectory of my life in a significant way as we formed the Terrorism Research Center a year later and worked closely with Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism for nearly a decade.  The week on the Global Frequency...
The FBI warns of terrorist attack risk on OKC bombing 25th anniversary. (Read More)

FBI sees a 4x increase in cybercrime reporting. (Read More)

DOD sees an increase in cyber attacks during Covid 19 crisis. (Read More)

We are mutating AI to code new AI faster than we can keep up with them.  I think I saw this in a movie once. (Read More)

State sponsored cyber attackers are targeting Covid-19 research centers according to the FBI. (Read More)

It is not just cyber.  COVID is impacting the U.S. military and adversaries are seeking advantage.  Perfect demonstration of my  first rule of red teaming, which is "Asymmetry Everywhere" (Read More)

My Red teaming rules: (Read More)

The most successful hedge fund in history is exploring Bitcoin options.  Just with a casual eye I've highlighted valuation patterns in Bitcoin and a few other currencies, so someone able to code those into algorithms will do well. (Read More)

The 80 pages of email that demonstrate how national security folks were framing COVID early on. (Read More)

In the race to build the metaverse, Fortnite might get there first. (Read More)

Six butterfly effect Coronavirus predictions.  Not bad, though I'd say we might see a decrease in nationalism. (Read More)

Russian state attackers behind San Francisco airport attacks. (Read More)

The power of images and the global movement that pushed the CDC to change their mind. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
Know thy adversary is a common quote in the national security community.  Drop a TNT video producer in Putin's Russia to work film production and you wind up with a fascinating look at the heart of Russian culture and corruption. A Tiger King like cast of characters and a true behind the scenes viewpoint provides some great insights in "Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia" by Peter Pomerantsev. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"You don't burn out from going too fast. You burn out from going too slow and getting bored." - Cliff Burton

Recommendation of the Week:

Want some fun virtual backgrounds for your conference calls? The team at Star Wars has you covered. (Link)

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