The Global Frequency

18 October 2020 | Curated by Matt Devost

The desire for a time machine three weeks into the future has never been greater.  This week on the Global Frequency...

A better crystal ball and the right way to think about the future. (Read More)

Speak softly and carry a big cyber stick. Good profile of General Nakasone, who heads Cyber Command. (Read More)

The role money transmitters play in illicit finance. (Read More)

The AI Cold War on the horizon. (Read More)

Barnes and Noble suffers outages, then sends breach notifications. (Read More)

The impact of cheap drone technology on regional conflicts. (Read More)

Could this criminal mastermind be the creator of Bitcoin?  Interesting angle back to one of my top 10 books of the year. (Read More)

We need to move beyond Cold War tactics to win the disinformation wars. (Read More)

The illicit market for insider access to corporate networks. (Read More)

A near collision of two objects in orbit is a reminder that space junk mitigation will be a thing in the future. (Read More)

Better AI learning with less training data. (Read More)

Just for fun. The Bitcoin themed VR city. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction
I am a huge fan of the work Ron Deibert does with his Citizen Lab team.  They have been responsible for some of the most thoughtful, thorough, and technical analysis on emerging cybersecurity issues, particularly around the use of gray-area surveillance tools against activists, journalists, governments, and concerned citizens.  In "Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society", Ron expands upon the work at Citizen Lab to bring useful context to the current state of our digital world. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week
"People would rather be wrong together than be right alone." - Michele Wucker

Recommendation of the Week
The Perfect Weapon documentary on HBO is worth the watch.  Interestingly, I'm reminded of my warning 8 years ago that pre-dated the same warning in The NY Times by a month, the Saudi Aramco attack by two months, and the Sands and Sony attacks (also featured in the film) by a couple of years. (The Warning)

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