ACI Learning Show and Tell: Four recent finds from Gerald Auger, PhD

Show and Tell
Low fidelity screenshot of application screens with Gerald Auger

Here at ACI Learning, we think adults should still get to do Show and Tell. What was better in elementary school than seeing what your friends were into? In our grown-up version, our friends and subject matter experts will take turns sharing a few of their recent favorite finds. This week, our good friend Gerald Auger, PhD, is taking his turn to tell us about what he’s loving right now:

1. (Excited to read) This is How They Tell Me The World Ends

From New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth, this is the untold, bestselling account of the cyber arms trade -- the most secretive, invisible, government-backed market on eart -- and a terrifying first look at a new kind of global warfare.

2. (Currently Reading) Fool Me Once

A riveting look at the perpetrators, victims, and whistleblowers behind financial crimes, from forensic accounting expert and documentarian Kelly Richmond Pope

3. (Learned) Passive Signals Intelligence Wireless Security Techniques

Using a Wi-Fi Nugget (think Flipper Zero) able to interrogate nearby devices to reveal information about the networks they have connected to in the past and how this can be used to determine a device's previous locations and how this can be exploited using geolocation services like to profile the owner of the device.

4. (Saw) Landmark Zurich International versus Merck case

The landmark case where Zurich International lost a civil suit against Merck where Zurich didn't want to pay out an insurance policy to the tune of $1.4B claiming NotPetya attack was an act of war.  Courts decided it wasn't and Zurich had to pay. Mondelez came right on top and sued Zurich and won under the same precedence.   Insurance isn't sexy, but its driving big money in our industry and with a precedence like that, insurance companies are going to be reluctant to write policies, or massively increase rates.

Gerald Auger



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