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The Global Frequency

15 March 2020 | Curated by Matt Devost

With September 11th, I thought I had already lived through the defining moment of my generation.  I was wrong.  The coming weeks are likely to be some of the most impactful of our lifetimes.  Stay safe and do your part to adhere to all recommendations regarding social distancing and hygiene.  This week on the Global Frequency...

In the midst of a COVID-19 response, a major hospital is under cyberattack. (Read More)

This week, I made an impassioned call to increase the pace of decision-making around COVID-19.  The article was incredibly well received and shared hundreds of times on social media.  I'm hopeful it helped save lives. (Read More)

I also warned that Russia is using COVID-19 to engage in economic warfare (overt) and cyber warfare (covert). (Read More)

COVID-19 is so hard because we've lost the plot.  Brilliant perspective.  (Read More)

Worlds collide.  I come from a logging family and now paper mills have suffered a cyber attack. (Read More)

Russian trolls are back and from unexpected geographies.  Great takedown by the Facebook Security team. (Read More)

A European power grid company has been hacked. (Read More)

Cybersecurity is an emotionally tough business for many who spend their days looking into the void. (Read More)

A dozen tech companies create a checklist for engineers to help ensure fairness in AI and machine learning. (Read More)

Whitespace is often hidden in plain sight.  (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
The most insightful dialogue on COVID-19 this week actually occurred on the Joe Rogan podcast. I highly encourage you to watch it now (Video Link).  You'd also do well to read Osterholm's book, "Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs" which takes you through his vast experience dealing with disease outbreaks.  Written just a few years ago, the book is also eerily predictive of what we are faced with COVID-19 and what we will continue to see in the future. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“The main purpose of our cell phones seems to be to distract us from the fact we are riding in a 100 year old subway.” - Peter Thiel

Recommendation of the Week:
If you need a break from the Coronavirus, Peter Thiel makes an insightful appearance on Socrates in the City and doesn't hold back any punches.  (Link)

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