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The Global Frequency

22 September 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost

Just after I expressed angst at enriching Snowden, the U.S. announced it is looking to seize his proceeds from the book.  This week on the Global Frequency...

Russia carried out a stunning breach of the FBI on U.S. soil. (Read More)

The military finds value in commercial threat intelligence. (Read More)

The Department of Defense doesn't want people to upgrade their iPhones to IOS 13. (Read More)

Interesting article on the impact of ransomware on managed service providers, including some small ones that seem to be ghosting their customers after the compromise. (Read More)

Some experts say cyber insurance payouts are adding to the ransomware problem. Logic seems pretty flawed to me. (Read More)

If you aren't familiar with the assassination of Massoud leading up to September 11, 2001 - it is a case study that all should be aware of. (Read More)

The privately run vehicle surveillance network. (Read More)

Mitre releases list of 25 most dangerous software errors/vulnerabilities. (Read More)

The mysterious death of the hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning. (Read More)

The sonic attacker against the embassy in Cuba could have been pesticides? (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
"Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age" by Brad Smith and Carol Ann Browne is an excellent book.  Brad Smith, in his capacity at Microsoft over the past 20 years, has been in the right rooms and deeply involved in the most significant cybersecurity, privacy, and technology legal, policy and threat issues.  This broad insider perspective is valuable in itself, but the book also provides great insights, recommendations, and raises critical questions for the technological path ahead.  (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"Civilization has always run on data." - Brad Smith

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