The Global Frequency

20 October 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost

Greetings from frosty Philadelphia.  Sometimes I hear the analogy that we are building the aircraft during takeoff.  I’ve rarely found that to be true.  Most organizations just keep building a longer runway and never have the courage to truly take off.  This week on the Global Frequency...

Inside Olympic Destroyer.  Is it the most deceptive attack in history? (Read More)

Shipping giant Pitney Bowes hit with ransomware. (Read More)

Russian cyber unit that went dark after DNC hack is back in action. (Read More)

Phishing the famous.  Have worked a number of these cases over the years. (Read More)

Cyber Command wants to work more closely with the energy sector. (Read More)

SpaceX asks for permission to launch an additional 30,000 Starlink satellites. (Read More)

Twitter to restrict retweeting world leaders how violate terms of service. (Read More)

After ransomware attack, Baltimore city obtains $20m in cyber risk insurance.  I'd love to look at the details of the policy. (Read More)

If your threat model involves someone unlocking your phone with your face while your eyes are closed, you've got bigger problems to deal with first. (Read More)

Bricking vulnerable IoT devices to prevent them from joining disruptive botnets is not a viable security strategy. Especially, if you don't own those devices. (Read More)

Any fingerprint can unlock a Samsung S10 cell phone. (Read More)

The billion dollar scam to deploy an undersea Arctic cable. (Read More)

Floppy disks will no longer be used to coordinate nuclear weapon launches.  Not the Onion...(Read More)

Fact or Fiction
"The Real Business of Blockchain: How Leaders Can Create Value in a New Digital Age" by David Furlonger and Christophe Uzureau is one of the better books I've read this year on the enterprise and business opportunities associated with blockchain technologies.  It leaves no doubt that the tech will be significantly disruptive over the coming decade and draws some clear lines to help remove the fog of confusion on what blockchain is and is not while exploring a whole range of business opportunities. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week
“If my work is accepted, I must move on to the point where it is not.” — John Cage

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