The Global Frequency

24 March 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost

Lots of interesting news this week with aluminum plants shut down and imbedded defibrillator vulnerabilities revealed.  This week on the Global Frequency...

A new bill would require publicly traded companies to disclose if they have information security expertise on their board of directors.  I'm still available. (Read More)

Cybersecurity vendors are resorting to lying and bribery to get the attention of corporate executives.  A sad state of affairs, but the media also supports this sort of behavior by giving these companies a platform for their breach exaggerations, etc. (Read More)

Interesting graph of the most impactful cyber attacks of all time. (Read More)

Aluminum producer Norsk Hydro was hit with a cyber attack that halted production. (Read More)

Researchers find critical backdoor in Swiss e-voting machines, which one expert describes as having the potential for "election stealing". (Read More)

China's plan for global 5G supremacy.  Some interesting insights in here and 5G is definitely an economic and national security issue for the U.S. (Read More)

A new age of warfare and internet mercenaries. (Read More)

Facebook stored passwords in cleartext.  Move fast and break things. (Read More)

Critical flaw targets imbedded medical devices. (Read More)

Some Nokia phones were sending data back to China. (Read More)

A fired employee went on an AWS server deletion rampage after getting fired. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
A few weeks ago I recommended the book "Hunting Le Roux" as a fascinating tale of a cybersecurity professional turned international drug lord and criminal.  For that that want an even deeper treatment, "The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal" by Evan Ratliff is an even better read from a different and only slightly overlapping perspective.  Good stuff. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:

“Technology. It is the physical manifestation of the human will.” – Daniel Suarez

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