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Episode 106 - Multicloud, Deep Fakes, AI, and More

The Killing IT Podcast

Release Date: 04/06/2021

Episode 122 - China Takes on Cybersecurity; TikTok Resumes; and Undisclosed Facial Recognition show art Episode 122 - China Takes on Cybersecurity; TikTok Resumes; and Undisclosed Facial Recognition

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Topic 1: The Impact of China on the Cybersecurity Industry & Data Protection China was on both sides of the cybersecurity story last week. On one hand, they were accused by the whole world of orchestrating the attack on Exchange servers. On the other hand, they starting cracking down on cybersecurity internally. This also has direct implications for US companies selling into China. What will be the impact of these moves on the US security market and our domestic business operations? Links:     Topic 2: Another New Application for Video: TikTok Resumes TikTok had introduce a...

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Episode 121 - RIP RMM? NP Tires. And shorter work weeks. show art Episode 121 - RIP RMM? NP Tires. And shorter work weeks.

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Topic 1: Revising RMM - Ready for Disruption? Question - Is the problem super sophisticated and difficult or crazy simple and easy? We summarize a few arguments as well as look at the next topic: IOS. One of us is ready to drop RMM; one is not; and the tie goes to . . .. Links:     Topic 2: Next Generation of Tires . . . on a 3D printed shuttle bus This one's a fun story about several future-facing technologies working together. First question: Why did it take 120 years to make airless tires that work? Second question: Can we see what this means for the future of the support...

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Episode 120 - Riffing on Cybersecurity and the IT Industry show art Episode 120 - Riffing on Cybersecurity and the IT Industry

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Episode 120 - Riffing on Cybersecurity and the IT Industry After the Kaseya attack, there really was nothing else to talk about.  In a slightly different format, we take the full show to just enjoy a totally unrehearsed discussion of the state of cybersecurity and what it means for the IT industry. Lots of opinions here. Give us your feedback. Share with a friend.  Always more good Killing IT Podcasts at   Vendor memo: Are you still relying on a frustrating patchwork of legacy solutions? Modernize your cybersecurity and data protection with Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud. It’s a...

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Episode 119 - Neuro Diversity, Robo Cops, and Big Tech show art Episode 119 - Neuro Diversity, Robo Cops, and Big Tech

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Topic 1: Neuro Diversity - a different approach to thinking about thinking. We're always looking for people who think differently. But we also put some serious limits on how different we are willing to accept. In this article, TechCrunch looks at the idea of inviting a wider variety of people into the world of cybersecurity hiring. Link:   Topic 2: Are robo cops actually doing anything to reduce crime? It doesn't look like it. Maybe Robots AREN’T the answer. Calls to 911 have gone down. But crime hasn't. Is there still some good to tease out of this story? Link:   Topic 3: Tech...

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Episode 118 - Apple Healthcare; Privacy Agency; Measuring Joy show art Episode 118 - Apple Healthcare; Privacy Agency; Measuring Joy

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Topic 1: Apple Healthcare. Are you onboard? Apple is considering direct health care. So, they're testing out a service with their own employees. Of course it all started with data. Now they're connecting devices and data to actual hands-on clinical care. Are you comfortable with this care from an IT company? If so, is Apple the company? Link: -   Topic 2: Do we need a Federal Agency for Data Privacy? Proposed legislation would create a data privacy agency for the United States. Good? Bad? Or just ugly? We discuss. Once again, we note that legislation and compliance are the wave of the...

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Episode 117 - Is Security Possible? And Getting Back to The Office show art Episode 117 - Is Security Possible? And Getting Back to The Office

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Topic 1: Is "Patch and Zero Trust" Even Possible? What does doing something different look like? How much do we need to rethink all this? Or, perhaps, is it possible to provide appropriate security at the small end of the market but impossible at the enterprise level? With the explosion of IOT, security may in fact be impossible. If that's true, what else can we do? Link:     Topic 2: Status update on getting back to the Office This is still an evolving story. Workers would like to stay home more; managers would like them to be in the office more. This might be the biggest change to...

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Episode 116 - FBI Kicks Serious Cyber-Butt, and the AI Wall of Shame show art Episode 116 - FBI Kicks Serious Cyber-Butt, and the AI Wall of Shame

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Topic 1: FBI Creates Their own App to Snag Hundreds of Bad Guys Around the World Yes - we use the word “Badass.” We know you've heard about this one by now. But it's the biggest cyber story of the year, so we have to cover it. Great article/press release from the FBI. A few summary notes: 800 arrests; 8 tons of cocaine; 22 tons of marijuana; 2 tons of methamphetamine/amphetamine; 6 tons of precursor chemicals; 250 firearms; and more than $48 million in various worldwide currencies. On top of that, the FBI has initiated dozens of public corruption cases. . . . and MORE!   Topic 2: AI...

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Episode 115 - Sharing your Bandwidth and Serious AI Questions show art Episode 115 - Sharing your Bandwidth and Serious AI Questions

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Topic 1: Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors. Amazon introduces "sidewalk" network sharing. This feature is ON by default. At this point, Amazon's new mesh network sharing is experimental. How do you feel about that? Is this OK from Apple but not from Amazon? Read in Ars Technica:   Topic 2: The Era of the Digital Leash is well on its way. Now add some AI analysis. Bosses putting a 'digital leash' on remote workers could be crossing a privacy line. We've reported about watching both students and employees. Now we find this constant monitoring moving...

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Episode 114 - Google's MUM, 911 Drones, and Ethical Obligation show art Episode 114 - Google's MUM, 911 Drones, and Ethical Obligation

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Topic 1: Google Replaces Bert with MUM At I/O 2021, Google introduced MUM — Multitask United Model. According to Google, this new language model is 1000 times more powerful than BERT, the search engine they released in 2019. MUM is coming to Google products sometime in the future. Note: BERT = Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers. Did BERT change your life two years ago? Will you actually notice the move to MUM?       Topic 2: Drones as first response to 911 calls. The Chula Vista police drones can now cover 100% Of of the City For Emergency Calls. And they...

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Episode 113 - Cryto Currency Insanity, and Video Cards that Aren’t Graphics Cards show art Episode 113 - Cryto Currency Insanity, and Video Cards that Aren’t Graphics Cards

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Topic 1: Does the obvious stupidity in the Crypto-verse help to increase or decrease the adoption of crypo currencies? A bit of crypto news this week. But on the serious side, what does this activity mean? Elon Musk makes fun of crypto currencies and the market goes wild (down). Dogecoin created as a joke. Now it's going crazy. Then two winners created a spinoff coin because “people seem to like dogs” and became millionaires.   Topic 2: Ann Arbor to Launch Autonomous Shuttle Service October 11th But there's one already operating in Fairfax, VA. We have some questions about the...

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Topic 1: Stop Talking About Multicloud and Hybrid Cloud

It's time to take this seriously and talk about Integration. As always, we take a stab at the terminology used by our industry and ponder about what's really going on. We all love jargon, but it's important to dig a little a figure out what's really being discussed.

Related Link:

https://thenewstack.io/stop-talking-about-multicloud-and-hybrid-cloud-and-start-talking-about-integration/


Topic 2: Detecting Deef Fake Videos with AI

Scientists developed a clever way to detect deep fakes by analyzing light reflections in the eyes

Related Link:

https://thenextweb.com/neural/2021/03/11/ai-detects-deepfakes-analyzing-light-reflections-in-the-cornea-eyes-gans-thispersondoesnotexist/

Book to note: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.


Topic 3: Next Up - Open AI that doesn’t require massive compute power

New AI project can generate convincing text that anyone can use. The makers of Eleuther hope it will be an open source alternative to GPT-3, the well-known language program from OpenAI.

The Eleuther project makes use of distributed computing resources, donated by cloud company CoreWeave as well as Google, through the TensorFlow Research Cloud, an initiative that makes spare computer power available.

Related Link:

https://www.wired.com/story/ai-generate-convincing-text-anyone-use-it/

Book to note: Flash Foresight by Daniel Burrus.

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