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The Global Frequency

6 June 2021 | Curated by Matt Devost

Two friends had opposing viewpoints on cybersecurity this week.  One said that we'll have the problem solved in the next decade while another borrowed from the title of a POV I wrote with Bill Phelps and Ryan LaSalle calling it the Forever War.  Which camp are you in?  This week on the Global Frequency...

Cyber attack hits largest meat provider. (Read More)

A single password compromise resulted in Colonial Pipeline breach. (Read More)

U.S. seeks to treat ransomware with same approach as counterterrorism. (Read More)

Good look at a targeted cyber attack against a hedge fund that led to it being liquidated. (Read More)

Some states look to restrict the use of genealogy research in solving crimes. (Read More)

Nuclear secrets leaked through on-line flashcard site. (Read More)

MTA compromised in cyber attack. (Read More)

The DNC didn't get hacked in 2020, thanks to the efforts of Bob Lord.  Good profile on Bob in the NYT. (Read More)

Drones may have attacked humans autonomously for the first time. (Read More)

The U.S. government has thoughts on what you should do to protect against ransomware. (Read More)

If you have internet-exposed VMware installations, there is an active 9.8 exploit making the rounds. (Read More)

One of the Trickbot malware coders gets arrested. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
I loved Jer Thorp's "Living in Data: A Citizen's Guide to a Better Information".  Jer is a master storyteller with tight beautiful writing that doesn't just analyze our current environment of big data, it takes you inside it to feel the connections, the adjacencies, the opportunities, and the risks. I've read a lot of books on data and data science, but this one is the first to actually resonate with me on a human emotional level as well as an intellectual level.  Jer is like the Indiana Jones of data, not content to just sit in a lab, but actually traveling the world as a data adventurer to derive new insights from data or to use data to remind us of our connection the natural world around us.  This has already secured a spot as one of my top ten books of 2021.  (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one.” - Molière

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