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The Global Frequency

3 January 2021 | Curated by Matt Devost

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The most objective and detailed look at Covid-19 decision-making environment I've encountered. There aren't a lot of stories for this week, so do yourself a favor and dig deep into this one. (Read More)

Russian cyber attacks - the more we learn, the worse it looks. (Read More)

Contrast, Russian "Pearl Harbor" is threat inflation of the worst kind. (Read More)

The most dangerous people on the Internet for 2020. (Read More)

Russian oil company to set up Bitcoin mining operation in Siberia. (Read More)

With the NDAA veto overturned, the new National Cyber Director position will have these authorities.  And, yes, I'd take the position if asked.   (Read More)

Microsoft now says SolarWinds cyberattackers viewed source code. (Read More)

Bitcoin breaches $30k mark. (Read More)

The most popular piece I wrote last year was on March 11 and was a rallying cry for folks to tighten their OODA Loop on Covid 19.  The most popular podcast I recorded was with John Robb.  Here's the full list of top 2020 content. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
I finally decided to read "The Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts" by Shane Parrish and Rhiannon Beaubien. It is a great look at various mental models, how to use them, and associated downfalls.  This is an accessible book with lots of little knowledge nuggets and accessible quotes and the print version is very well produced. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"Knowledge isn't free. You have to pay attention.” - Richard Feynman

Recommendation of the Week:
I've found myself needing a good source of light in some dark or low light places like the utility room or the back of my vehicle.  I've been really happy with this little light that not only can stand like a desk light, but also has a magnetic bottom and a quick hook. (Link)

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