The Global Frequency

4 August 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost

Hacker summer camp will soon be underway and I look forward to seeing everyone next week in Vegas.  I'm not sure I will get an edition of this newsletter out next Sunday, so my apologies in advance if it is missing a week from today.  This week on the Global Frequency...

The Capital One breach demonstrates that tech-savvy does not equate with managing cyber risk. (Read More)

One of the more thoughtful pieces on AI I've read in a while. (Read More)

DHS issues a warning about small plane cybersecurity risks. (Read More)

Engaging the white hat research community.  The economics are slowly getting better on bug bounties, but engagement and mentoring needs to start earlier. (Read More)

This survey points out a critical issue in cybersecurity today.  Companies have too many tools and aren't getting the security ROI from them.  At OODA, we've had some recent engagements from companies trying to develop strategies to actually scale back their security programs. (Read More)

The FBI flags conspiracy theories as a new domestic terrorism threat.  Does this raise some interesting dynamics around personalities that endorse these theories being charged with inciting terrorism? (Read More)

Inside the UK's social media warfare division. (Read More)

Facebook is open-sourcing two of its counterterrorism and counter-child exploitation detection algorithms. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
Friends had been recommending "Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World" by Tom Wright and Bradley Hope for over a year.  I'm glad it finally made it to the top of this list.  This is a fraud caper similar to "Catch Me If You Can" but at a much larger global scale.  The audacity of the scheme and fluidity of the story-telling combined with an interesting cast of characters in the true tale make for a fascinating and entertaining read.  Highly recommended. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“The best lie is one so exquisite and so tempting that both the deceiver and the listener yearn for it to be true.” – Brian Andrews

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