The Global Frequency

25 April 2021 | Curated by Matt Devost

If you look in the seams of the headlines, it seems clear that a new national security threat environment is emerging.  This week on the Global Frequency...

Putin's emerging high tech surveillance state is not quite at China's level, but catching up. (Read More)

China uses VPN attacks to target defense industry. (Read More)

DNI says cyber is the common weapon amongst top adversaries. (Read More)

The incredible rise of North Korea's hacking army. (Read More)

The mystery of disappearing drone swarms in the American midwest continues. (Read More)

China will not seek hegemony according to the Chinese president, but will always seek asymmetry according to Devost's rules. (Read More)

Neural nets are getting very fast at solving equations. (Read More)

Be careful who you pick on. Moxie turns the tables on law enforcement's favorite cell phone hacking tool.  Original blog post is worth a read too. (Read More)

Since I'm still in Vermont, this John Deere data leak isn't critical, but highlights the important of securing application data. (Read More)

When it comes to political warfare, China is at the head of the class. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
Life is comprised of code, and the next decade will prove to be one of the most disruptive, not only around the science, but the ethics of gene editing that code.  Walter Isaacson's biography of CRISPR creator and Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna entitled "The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race" not only highlights the emergence of the technology itself, but also confronts the issues we need to think through as the technology becomes more generally accessible. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“More things can happen than will.” – Peter Bernstein

Recommendation of the Week:
I'm going to save this section for when I have a product I really love, so it will now only appear on an occasional basis.  When I found myself searching for items to put here, I knew it was time to change it up.  Thanks!

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