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The Global Frequency

25 July 2021 | Curated by Matt Devost

We often seem trapped in this quagmire where adapting to technological change can be easy, but securing technology creates friction.  What are some good examples of frictionless security?  This week on the Global Frequency...

Researchers hide malware inside AI "neurons". (Read More)

China accused of Microsoft Exchange server attacks.  This was a reckless attack and response options seem limited. (Read More)

China's response; I know you are, but what am I? (Read More)

Chinese cyberattackers exploited U.S. pipelines a decade ago.  Also a decade ago, I was warning that this was happening in all my presentations.   (Read More)

You can get a good overview of how I was framing this 10 years ago in this short essay on Strategic Penetration for Future Exploitation. (Read More)

How blockchain can help combat misinformation. (Read More)

The Metaverse is inevitable as Facebook bets big. (Read More)

Saudi Aramco hit with cyber ransom demand. (Read More)

Chaos engineering tool shared within DoD. (Read More)

Malaysians literally steamroll over 1000 crypto-mining rigs. (Read More)

Mitre reveals assessment of cybersecurity tools designed for industrial control system protection. (Read More)

10 major trends in China AI (Chinese source, but Google translate does a decent job with it). (Read More)

Interesting article on iPhone security in the context of the NSO hacks. (Read More)

Interesting Twitter analysis tool out of the University of Vermont. (Read More)

U.S. intelligence community convenes panel on Havana Syndrome attacks. (Read More)

Perpetrator of deadly swatting incident over @tennessee Twitter handle receives jail sentence. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
"The Ministry for the Future" by Kim Stanley Robinson is purposeful science fiction. After a heat wave in India kills 20m people, global governments decide to set up a Ministry for the Future to engage on policy issues for the population that has not yet been born, but will be deeply impacted by climate change.  Simultaneously, a terrorist organization decides to escalate the agenda through physical destruction of planes, power plants, etc.  This book has really compelling world building, complex characters, and full of interesting ideas to combat future global threats. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“People tend to overestimate what can be done in a year and to underestimate what can be done in five or ten years.” - J. C. R. Licklider

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