The Global Frequency

8 September 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost

It is highly likely that you are sitting within reach of an RFID device right now, which drove my book selection for this week.  This week on the Global Frequency...

The Dutch-recruited mole that facilitated the Stuxnet attack. (Read More)

The U.S. is unprepared for Space Warfare. (Read More)

High end VPN servers being targeted. (Read More)

Trump's Federal CISA names China as top US cyberthreat. (Read More)

In a stark demonstration of how business is impacted by geopolitics, an investment firm loses $1b in one month in a bet on Argentina. (Read More)

The NSA is seeing 4000 ransomware attacks a day. (Read More)

The city that saved itself from ransomware with a magical solution.  Back-ups. (Read More)

In a case that looks like broad overreach, the USG has asked Apple and Google for information on 10k plus people that downloaded an app used to site in an export controlled gun scope. (Read More)

Was China using NSA developed attack code before the tools were leaked online?  Researchers say they quietly observed U.S. attacks and then reverse engineered the code for their own use. (Read More)

600k GPS trackers are using a default password of 123456. (Read More)

Which unknown entity moved $1b worth of Bitcoin in one transaction? (Read More)

Fact of Fiction:
I believe that supply chain security is one of the top risk management challenges of the next decade.  As a result, I'm always interested in books that advance my knowledge on the topic and "A Billion Little Pieces: RFID and Infrastructures of Identification" by Jordan Frith is one such book.  Frith provides a thorough and thoughtful, if somewhat academic look at the topic and the role identity infrastructures play in supply chains to include barcodes and IPv6.  I learned a lot from this book and it is likely that you will too. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn’t plan your mission properly.” - David Hackworth

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