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The Global Frequency

7 July 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost

A fairly quiet week with the July 4th holiday.  Interesting thought exercise is what would a revolutionary war look like today and what would the cyber component be?  This week on the Global Frequency...

Part One of a two part series I wrote on Cyber Sensemaking is live on the OODALoopcom site.  Part One includes essential observations about the cyber domain and threat actor intentions.  Part Two will provide management strategies and actions that can be taken.  It is behind a paywall, but you can use the discount code GLOBAL1001 for a free month. (Read More)

CYBERCOM issues warning about Outlook exploit. (Read More)

Analog solutions for power grid cyber protection. Technology regression might feel like a short-term strategy but it is a long-term vulnerability.  This is a risk that can be managed without going back in time. (Read More)

The $60m ransomware attack. (Read More)

Virginia expands revenge porn law to cover deep fakes. (Read More)

Bitcoin company buys a small bank to ensure access to the financial system. (Read More)

Mossad chief says cyber intelligence is the most important counter-terror tool. (Read More)

Britain's largest private forensics provider solved their ransomware problem by paying up. (Read More)

HHS awards $49m for artificial intelligence services.  Wonder if the contracts have basic security provisions? (Read More)

New Zealand ordered that the name of a killer not be published on-line, but Google's Trends report showed it as a top search term, resulting in Google suspending the service in-country.  Interesting lesson here on information suppression in a digital age. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
Two years ago, my friend Jeff Moss recommended the Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu and it was one of my favorite science fiction reads of the year.  It captured my attention immediately with some passages and analogies that caused me to pause, reflect, and re-read them.  Navigating the world of Chinese science fiction can be daunting, but here in "Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction" we have Ken Liu (the translator for the Three Body Problem) editing a worthy collection.  I'd recommend you did deep into this and then follow-up to read the novels by the short story authors that directly appeal to you. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards." —Aldous Huxley

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