The Global Frequency

21 February 2021 | Curated by Matt Devost

This week was a good reminder as to why critical infrastructure security and resiliency is so important.  I hope all are safe and well.  This week on the Global Frequency...

The Texas power grid was minutes away from a catastrophic failure that would have resulted in a multi-month black out. (Read More)

Microsoft president describes SolarWinds as the largest and most sophisticated attack to date. (Read More)

White House says over 100 companies hit in SolarWings attack. (Read More)

Norway's very large sovereign wealth fund was hit in SolarWinds attacks. (Read More)

Two French hospitals hit with ransomware attacks.  Country announces plan for investments in cybersecurity companies. (Read More)

France hit with SolarWinds style attack. (Read More)

Cybercriminals claim to have breached law firm Jones Day. (Read More)

AI that makes mistakes on purpose to understand human fallibility. (Read More)

Influence functions in deep learning are fragile. (Read More)

The map of artificial intelligence. (Read More)

Who should stop unethical AI? (Read More)

U.S. charges 3 Korean cyberattackers with billion dollar cryptocurrency heist. (Read More)

One step closer to Mirror Shades. This smart contact lens displays data on your eyeballs. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
Sometimes you need a good highly profane kick in the pants.  "Do the F*cking Work: Lowbrow Advice for High-Level Creativity" by Brian Buirge, Jason Bacher, and Jason Richburg delivers.  I'd warn against the Kindle version unless you are reading on an iPad, which was just barely manageable for me.  A quick punchy read but only if you are in the mood for some in-your-face provocation. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” —Mark Twain

Recommendation of the Week:
I had some existing lighting that was a bit harsh in my Zoom background but applying these cheap light filters saved the day.   (Link)

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