The Global Frequency

9 June 2019 | Curated by Matt Devost

The school year has ended and we herald the true arrival of summer.  I'll be at a lot of events in the coming weeks to include the Gartner conference, AI World, and Black Hat/Def Con.  If you are a member of this list and would like to get a drink, please email me at  This week on the Global Frequency...

Here is a fun piece of history. (Read More)

My interview with Joe Menn about his book Cult of the Dead Cow. (Read More)

How do security experts perceive the risk of BlueKeep.  Great thoughts pulled together by Ryan McGeehan.  (Read More)

To put the risk in context, a close look at the potential for BlueKeep to become a world-wide worm. (Read More)

Iranians gets in the cyber influence operations game. (Read More)

The military AI complex. (Read More)

Breach of the week.  Labcorp discloses over 7m customer records breached. (Read More)

The State Department proposes a new cybersecurity bureau. (Read More)

How AI can be weaponized to spread disinformation. (Read More)

Companies struggle to protect their technology supply chains. (Read More)

Can the Kremlin control the Internet? (Read More)

Joseph Nye on deterrence in cyberspace.  Several of his focus points mirror arguments I made in my thesis nearly 20 years ago. (My thesis) (Nye's Article)

More insight into potential election cyber intrusions from 2016, this time targeting a software vendor and poll books. (Read More)

Baltimore compromise escalates and IR costs exceed $19m and attackers leak sensitive documents via Twitter. (Read More)

 An old but interesting article on the role that weather forecasting played in the D-Day invasion.  Highlights the importance of data and prediction in decision making. (Read More)
Fact or Fiction:
I was probably fooling myself into thinking that today's age of constant connectivity and streaming social feeds wasn't distracting me from meaningful work.  As a result, I'm currently delving into a few books on the topic to better understand and mitigate the impact of distraction.  My first foray is "Deep Work: Rules for Focussed Success in a Distracted World" by Georgetown's Cal Newport.  It is a very insightful examination into the foundations of distraction and how to overcome them and acquire deep focus on important projects.   (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” – Michael Porter

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