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The Global Frequency

28 April 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost

An opportunity to mentor a high school junior from my hometown in Vermont gave me a chance to catch up with good friends in the industry this week and the re-surfacing of a memory I had forgotten all about.   Having passed the quarter century mark in this field, I'm mindful that we need to groom the next generation of leaders and grateful for the opportunity to have an impact.  This week on the Global Frequency...

Ugh...halting a car's engine through a GPS tracking app vulnerability. (Read More)

What's old is new again as CIA shifts the focus away from terrorism and towards Russia and Iran. (Read More)

Cyber-enabled crime losses soar in 2018 (Read More)

AI invented a new field game and humans are playing it.  (Read More)

Fascinating look at source code for CARBANAK malware. (Read More)

Food for thought.  Are we entering into the age of Terrorism 3.0? (Read More)

Video game developers being targeted as part of supply chain.   Interesting angle of attack. (Read More)

In the physical security industry, AI efforts are focusing not only on facial recognition, but behavior detection. (Read More)

Academics at MIT want to start a field of study around AI called "Machine Behaviour". (Read More)

A blockchain bandit is guessing private keys and stealing millions of dollars in cryptocurrency. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
I had not heard of Bill Campbell until I met him in 2011.  We were both speaking at an event hosted by Vinod Khosla and I found him to be a delightful person to interact with.  Even more impressive was the respect he garnered from so many of the tech leadership in attendance.  This book provides a great overview of the man who transitioned from football coach to executive coach and the leadership principles he applied as the companies he was coaching went through rapid growth.  Companies like Google, Intuit, Facebook, and many others.  If you are interested in learning more about him, I'd recommend the "Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell" by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle. (Amazon Link)
 
Quote of the Week:
“The important thing is the obvious thing nobody is saying.” – William S. Burroughs

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