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The Global Frequency

15 August 2021 | Curated by Matt Devost

Had a great week at Black Hat and Def Con and it almost felt like stepping back in time given the smaller crowds.  This week on the Global Frequency...

The delta variant is creating a crisis of personal risk decision -making, but consistency is the key to managing risk. (Read More)

Vulnerabilities discovered in John Deere equipment. (Read More)

Chinese team wins Def Con Capture the Flag, dominating in both offense and defense. (Read More)

Phishing attack used Morse code to evade detection. (Read More)

The logic of strategic assets; from oil to AI. (Read More)

Twitter's AI algorithm for cropping faces had some bias issues. (Read More)

China pretended to be Iran while engaging in cyberattacks against Israel. (Read More)

A $600m crypto heist.  Whoops, let's pivot this one to "bug bounty". (Read More)

Quantum computing is coming.  What can it do?  We cover this topic in great detail at OODAloop.com as well. (Read More)

Climate change is "Code Red" for humanity. (Read More)

DHS S&T Strategic Plan for AI and Machine Learning (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
I found "Super Founders: What Data Reveals About Billion-Dollar Startups" by Ali Tamaseb to be a very interesting read.  Tamaseb takes a detailed look at how billion-dollar companies were formed including deep metrics around background of founders, industry, amount of VC money taken, underlying economic conditions, and other factors.  The book also has a lot of first-person perspective from the founders themselves with free-flowing narratives telling the story of how their company was created. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"But sometimes a tool may have other uses you don’t know. Sometimes in doing what you intend, you also do what the knife intends, without knowing. Can you see the sharpest edge of that knife?" — Philip Pullman

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