The Global Frequency

1 December 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost

And just like that, it is December 2019 and a decade change is upon us.  This week I'll be releasing my top 10 book list, so keep an eye on the site.  This week on the Global Frequency...

Some Fortinet products shipped with hardcoded encryption kids. (Read More)

ISIS operations on the Internet greatly diminished by European Operation. (Read More)

Four million credit cards compromised in breach sourced to four restaurants. (Read More)

12,000 Google users targeted by state sponsored attackers in Q3 of 2019. (Read More)

110 nursing homes hit with ransomware attack.  (Read More)

Your biometric data can't be changed, which is bad news for the 1m people involved in this data leak. (Read More)

Go champion retires after realizing that AI can't be beaten. (Read More)

A physical security company is shut down by ransomware. (Read More)

Slight tweaks to training data can create backdoors in AI. (Read More)

Book of the Week:
The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek was an interesting holiday read.  Sinek makes a great case for focusing our lives and companies on playing the Infinite Game, which is the game with no pre-determined rules or timeframe.  Not only does this type of approach resonate for me in life and business, but I think it is a useful mental framework for long-term red teaming as well.  I often note that our adversaries play the long-game and we are too focused on the short-term, but playing and infinite game provides an entirely different perspective.  This is a quick read, and worth your time. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"If you want to win at life, fall in love with losing." - Gary Vaynerchuk

Recommendation of the Week:
I'm a big fan of the Yubikey for hardware-based two-factor authentication and this version works with both USB C and Lightning ports. (Link)

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