The Global Frequency

17 March 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost

Use Hackers As a National Resource - that was the title of one section of my 1995 thesis.  Thinking about that section a lot with today's top story.  This week on the Global Frequency...

Big story this week by Joe Menn identifying current Congressman Beto O'Rourke as having been a member of the infamous hacking group Cult of the Dead Cow (CDC) when he was a teenager.  Regardless of his politics, I'd like to see more hackers get involved in politics and see a hacker mindset applied to non-technology global issues.  (Read More)

As promised here is a wrap up of RSA by myself, Bob Gourley, Bob Flores, and Mike Tanji that also identifies the top 30 most interesting companies we encountered.  Sorry for the paywall, feel free to use OODARSA coupon code for a free trial. (Read More)

Disrespect the Russian government online, go to jail. (Read More)

The cybercrime relationship between the U.S. and Russia is about to get a lot worse. (Read More)

Seven funding priorities in the Pentagon's cyber budget. (Read More)

Navy vendors are "under siege" by Chinese hackers. (Read More)

China is about to overtake the U.S. in AI research. (Read More)

Ransomware hits a Colorado utility company. (Read More)

DARPA wants to build an open source voting machine. (Read More)

Brave new world.  A terrorist attack that killed 49 people in New Zealand was live-streamed on social media with a first-person shooter camera. (Read More)

Saudi companies are actively trying to buy zero day exploits. (Read More)

How cyber criminals pulled off a $20m bank heist. (Read More)

What risks on the radar of the Goldman Sachs CEO? (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
"Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology" by Adrienne Mayor explores our long history of obsession with technological innovation.  Lots of great stories and insights in here. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“Everything falls to dust anyway. And yet, you keep making things.”- Jonas Mekas

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