The Global Frequency

12 April 2020 | Curated by Matt Devost

Many of us are heading into month two of sheltering in place.  I hope you all remain safe and healthy.  This week on the Global Frequency...

Apple and Google collaborate on cell phone based contact tracing application. (Read More)

The CIA hunt for the real China COVID-19 numbers. (Read More)

Interpol warns hospitals of increased ransomware risk.(Read More)

Every country on earth has been hit with Covid-19 phishing attacks.  Unity in cyber. (Read More)

State sponsored cyberattackers continue to exploit the current Covid-19 crisis. (Read More)

The Internet was built for resiliency and has been incredibly reliable as we moved most of work online.(Read More)

We're on the brink of cyberpunk. I'm ready. (Read More)

The war rooms being set up to help start-ups survive the pandemic. (Read More)

The crypto wars are the the forever war it would seem.  Secure messaging app Signal threatens new proposed legislation could cause it to shutter U.S. service operations. (Read More)

CDC traces Chicago Coronavirus outbreak to a funeral and a birthday party. (Read More)

A brutal look at a day in the life of a NYC paramedic as the city deals with a 9/11 volume of calls every day. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
I thought a class at Georgetown called "Information Warfare and Security" for 14 years.  It was always a challenge to select the required books for the course, but if I were teaching today "The Hacker and the State: Cyber Attacks and the New Normal of Geopolitics" by Ben Buchanan would be on the required reading list.  It is a very thorough and insightful view into the evolving dynamics of cyber-power and the continued convergence of cyber attackers. A good read. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"We are now Gods, but for the wisdom" - Eric Weinstein

Recommendation of the Week:
My favorite sneakers are actually boots.  I wear the Altama low-cut operator boots almost every day and they are incredibly comfortable.  Given they are also designed to support maritime operations, I've worn them to go tubing, gotten them dirty and hosed them off with little sign of wear and tear.  For $70, they provide a lot of versatility in a style that most will think is a sneaker. (Link)

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