The Global Frequency

29 November 2020 | Curated by Matt Devost

Lots of breach news this week as we head into the busiest e-commerce day of the year.  This week on the Global Frequency...

How Jeff Bezos makes decisions. (Read More)

DoD needs to relearn the lost art of Net Assessment. Count me in as I'm familiar with the old state of the art.  (Read More)

How to save democracy from technology.  The concept of middleware is one worth exploring. (Read More)

India bans 170 Chinese apps. (Read More)

A hacker is selling access to compromised business executive accounts. (Read More)

The Manchester United football club are grappling with a potential $15m fine if they pay the ransom on their cyber attack. (Read More)

Baltimore schools impacted by ransomware attack. (Read More)

A Delaware county is also hacked and ransomed for $500k. (Read More)

"The American people should have 100% confidence in their vote" - Chris Krebs to be interviewed on 60 Minutes tonight. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
Sean McFate's books are always very hit and miss with me, but this one got me thinking and had some solid insights and observations on the current state of conflict operations.  In "The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder", McFate looks at how war and conflict have changed and explores his version of the deep state that is more about entrenched defense industrial base contractors and not U.S. government employees.  Worth a read and an interesting book to finish on the same day the reformation of Executive Outcomes was announced. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"“You never can tell whether bad luck may not after all turn out to be good luck." - Winston Churchill

Recommendation of the Week:
My favorite secure USB thumb drive has been upgraded with a USB C version.  (Link)

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