The Global Frequency

25 October 2020 | Curated by Matt Devost

News cycles have been pretty hot.  Anxious to see what the week ahead holds.  This week on the Global Frequency...

We live in a world in which the Iranian government is spoofing emails from Proud Boys to cause unrest in the U.S. (Read More)

Chinese information operations provide insight into future of Information Warfare. (Read More)

NSA releases top 25 vulnerabilities used by Chinese state cyber attackers. (Read More)

How 30 lines of code blew up a 27 ton generator. (Read More)

Facebook releases AI tool that can translate between languages without first translating to English as an intermediary step. (Read More)

U.S. charges Russian GRU personnel with notPetya attacks.  Lots of other inducements and sanctions this week as well. (Read More)

The technology Cold War. (Read More)

Former U.S. intelligence officials think that the Hunter Biden email leaks are Russian disinformation.   (Read More)

National Guard called in to thwart cyberattack in Louisiana weeks before election. (Read More)

New Yorker profile of Moxie Marlinspike, creator of Signal App. (Read More)

The darker side of AI.  A service spreading via messaging networks allows users to upload a photo of a woman and get back an AI generated nude photo back and some of the photos are of underage girls. (Read More)

The immaculate concussion.  Good read on mysterious directed energy weapons that are targeting CIA operatives in Moscow and elsewhere.  Brave new world. (Read More)

Toward and information warfare theory of victory. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
Happy to recommend this book by Michael Sexton, a former Georgetown student of mine, who now runs the cyber program at the Middle East Institute.  As I noted for the back-cover of "Cyber War & Cyber Peace in the Middle East: Digital Conflict in the Cradle of Civilization" - We've spent a lot of cycles looking at the macro-level dynamics of cyberconflict or focused on the implications for a single nation.  This book examines the issue in the context of a region who's history, geopolitics, and potential is as complex as cyberconflict itself. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"It is the business of the future to be dangerous." – A.N. Whitehead

Recommendation of the Week:
Power delivery technology continues to improve and this GaN charging brick provides four UBS (A&C) in a small form factor.  (Link)

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