Welcome back, sports fans! We’ve got a decent sized list of links this week. One of the threads I picked up on was some lingering commentary on the Huawei and ZTE revelation last week. And when I say revelation, I mean that the mainstream media recently picked up on it. First, China rounded up 9,000 cyber criminals and the timing was pretty blatant, but maybe that was the point.  Thomas Claburn discusses how Huawei and ZTE might rebuild some of the trust they’ve lost. [23-24],  I’ve got to ask myself does it matter? Could the edge devices have already served their purpose? Discuss amongst yourselves.
ThreatPost had an interesting article on gathering threat intelligence with open tools.  Dennis Fisher listed some interesting resources there. Most interesting to me was the Silobreaker tool.  I’ve not used it but it seems like it has a lot of potential applications. I’d love to get some time to experiment with it.
Lastly, I need to talk about risk. There is a new Risk Hose episode out and I’m ashamed to say I’ve not yet listened to it.  There have also been some interesting articles over on the SIRA blog. Jeff Lowder has been ranting on ordinal abuse. , ,  Apparently, you’ll go blind if you do it too much. Seriously though, it’s good stuff. On the surface it might seem like trivial semantic hair-splitting, but I don’t think it is. You can’t effectively describe the advantages of one approach while lacking the ability to describe the deficiencies of the alternatives. Understanding measurement types gives you the insight necessary.