7 October 2018 | Curated by Matt Devost
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This is a contentious story right now. If true, it is one of the most spectacular attacks of modern time. Regardless, it further demonstrates the absolute importance of supply chain integrity. (Read More)
Have the Russians developed an anti-satellite missile? (Read More)
The U.S. is losing the race for AI and it is our own fault. (Read More)
Sharing is caring. U.S. to offer cyber capabilities to NATO allies. (Read More)
The Phantom Secure case reaches a plea bargain. This is an interesting case to track regarding use of technology or services to facilitate a crime. Sort of like a "know your customer" requirement for secure communications providers. (Read More)
Increased activity by Chinese hacking groups. (Read More)
Russia's GRU is behind cyberattacks worldwide, U.K. says - "This pattern of behavior demonstrates their desire to operate without regard to international law or established norms." (Read More)
Fact or Fiction:
It has been a while since I've read a book that I both love and hate, but such is the case with "Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy" by George Gilder. Gilder takes on a fascinating set of topics and proposes some genuinely compelling predictions about how technology will evolve in the future, but he goes about it is a haphazard and frustrating way. It is obvious he has the technical chops and historical understanding of the industry to tackle these issues, but some chapters would've been better served as 800 word blog posts. I feel like he mostly gets it right, thus this recommendation to pick up a copy. This book also exposed me to new ideas and players in the machine learning space that will require further research. (Amazon Link)
Quote of the Week:
“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time” – Abraham Lincoln
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