The Global Frequency

11 November 2018 | Curated by Matt Devost

Google seeks to prove quantum supremacy. (Read More)

The U.S. CYBER Command will start uploading malware samples to Virus Total. (Read More)

Russia used some new tactics in election interference.  The only tactic that matters for the 2018 election is the influence operations trying to create distrust in the election process overall. (Read More)

Iran accuses Israel of new cyber attacks against their telecommunications infrastructure. (Read More)

CDC warns that Ebola outbreak might not be containable. (Read More)

A good look at Jeff Jonas and his quest to solve our entity resolution issues in voter data.  Entity resolution is a huge issue for data science.  Interestingly, the one-way hashing of private identifiers in the data is similar to the approach we were taking with the Total Information Awareness program at DARPA after September 11, 2001. (Read More)

Chinese technology identifies people based upon gait analysis.  The signature of who you are extends beyond your face and fingerprints. (Read More)

Law enforcement compromises and then shuts down IronChat encrypted messaging service. (Read More)

CISOs need to understand the hacker mindset.  Agree completely as we built an entire business around this. (Read More)

This story is over a week old, but I wanted to spend some time diving into the details.  This is a great example of catastrophic COMSEC issues within the CIA. (Read More)

Many cryptocurrency enthusiasts are learning that the juice wasn't worth the squeeze come tax time. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
In 1999, I came across a FBIS translation of Unrestricted Warfare (Learn More) and it had a profound impact on me.  I sent it to everyone I knew, published it on (and forwarded it to JYA at, and mentioned it in every presentation I gave for the next decade and beyond.  Unrestricted Warfare served as a foundational piece for me and allowed me to operate, inform, and influence a generation of cyberwarriors as to what was next.  This was big.  It was important.  We needed to learn from it.  I had similar intuition reading "AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order" by Kai-Fu Lee.  While Lee's book is not military strategy like Unrestricted Warfare, I feel it is profoundly important to frame China's AI related initiatives and establishes and anchor point and roadmap as to what we will see over the next decade. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:

“Change has never happened this fast before, and it will never be this slow again” - Graeme Wood

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