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The Global Frequency

14 July 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost\

Enjoyed a couple of busy days in NYC followed by a quick trip to Vermont.  Quite the contrast between the two, but that keeps things interesting.  This week on the Global Frequency...

17,000 domains impacted in Magecart Amazon S3 security issue. (Read More)

Part 2 of my Cyber Sensemaking series went live this week.  This one discusses actions and strategies for managing cyber risk.  You can use the code GLOBAL1001 to get 30 day access to the content for free. (Read More)

A good look at the ransomware attacks targeting local governments. (Read More)

Wondering why I invested in a company to handle compliance management issues like GDPR?  These fines are big numbers.  British Airways faces a huge GDPR fine. (Read More)

And Marriott too.   (Read More)

Zoom vulnerability joined users to video conference sessions without their consent.  (Read More)

7-11 has a short-live mobile payments app after customers suffer $500k in losses on day one. (Read More)

$1b worth of cocaine seized on ship in U.S. port.  Interesting dynamics here. (Read More)

Someone created a Bluetooth enabled hair straightener.  You can guess what happened next. (Read More)

A malicious disgruntled insider gets jail time. (Read More)

AI poker program is now beating the pros.  In cyberspace, no one knows you are bluffing. (Read More)

Fact of Fiction:
My friend Mike Tanji has written a great book for those interested in cybersecurity for small and mid-sized businesses.  Mike has a great narrative voice and this book is full of actionable insights without all the fear mongering.  I know a lot about this topic, but I still gained a lot of insight and learned a few new things from this book - "The First Cybersecurity Book Your Company Will Ever Need: A no-nonsense, hype-free guide to reducing risk"  (Amazon Link)

With Tom Clancy's passing I was afraid that a series of characters I had invested 20 years in would slowly wither away.  Such is not the case and the latest in the franchise is a fun summer read.  Tom Clancy Enemy Contact by Mike Maden is pure escapist thriller fiction. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“If you want to kick the tiger in his ass you'd better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.” - Tom Clancy

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