Friday Brief for 26 November 2021

Among my many blessings, is you! Thank you for your support and for making The Kitchen Sync such a success. I hope you’re having a very happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Tech Terms

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)A set of security standards that are designed to ensure that all organizations that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. Failure to comply with PCI requirements can lead to steep fines and penalties, revocation of credit card payment services, or even suspension of accounts.

To Secure Peace, Prepare for War

What’s New: There is mounting evidence that China has already achieved significant military capacity and may enjoy technical superiority in a number of critical capabilities.

Why This Matters: War with China — though far from inevitable — would be so consequential and deadly that it must be prepared for more seriously and systematically than current efforts suggest we are doing.

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