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The Global Frequency

15 December 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost

25 years ago, we used to have war games looking at the year 2020, so it seems odd to me that the date is finally arriving.  This week on the Global Frequency...

If you missed my webinar with Tony Cole on deception in cyber, you can watch it here. (Read More)

How William Gibson keeps his science fiction real. Absolutely loved this piece and it even has an audio version if you won't want to read it.  (Read More)

New Orleans declares state of emergency after cyber attack. (Read More)

More reaction to .org going to a .com (Read More)

Bizarre, but true science. A man receiving a bone marrow transplant now produces semen that is 100% the DNA of his donor. (Read More)

An interesting long-form piece on the program to use highly trained U.S. cyberwarriors to advance UAE political interests. (Read More)

Web hosting company 1&1 hit with 10m pound GDPR fine. (Read More)

An exposed Amazon S3 bucket revealed application material for folks trying to obtain copies of birth and death certificates. (Read More)

Reasonable recommendations from the CISO of Amazon AWS. (Read More)

The $50m African IP address heist. (Read More)

Twitter CEO has a crisis of centralization and pledges backing a new decentralized social media approach.  Interestingly, I was one of the first people on the platform and I remember the decentralized movement getting inappropriately squashed by Twitter. (Read More)

Facebook uses an adversarial mindset for their red team initiatives.  I remember providing them adversarial red team training for their team several years ago. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
No new book review this week. Instead, check out my top 10 security, technology, and business books of 2019.  (Visit the Top 10 List)

Quote of the Week:
"You don't burn out from going too fast. You burn out from going too slow and getting bored." - Cliff Burton

Recommendation of the Week:
I'm a bit of a storage junky.  This 1TB SSD drive comes in the best compact casing I've encountered.  Fast transfer rates and USB C connectivity make it easy to have a large amount of storage with you at all times. (Product Link)

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