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RSAC Fireside Chat: IRONSCALES utilizes LLM, superior intel to stay a step ahead of Deep Fakes

The Last Watchdog

There was a lot of buzz at RSAC 2024 about how GenAI and Large Language Models (LLM) are getting leveraged — by both attackers and defenders. Related: Is your company moving too slow or too fast on GenAI? One promising example of the latter comes from messaging security vendor IRONSCALES. I had the chance to sit down with Eyal Benishti , IRONSCALES founder and CEO, to get a breakdown of how their new Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) technology utilizes a specialized LLM to reinforce an

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Sustaining Institutional Knowledge as ICT Landscapes Evolve

Data Breach Today

How CISOs and CIOs Can Help to Keep the Collective Wisdom of the Organization Alive Institutional knowledge, often referred to as tribal knowledge, plays a pivotal role in the success and continuity of any organization. Here are several strategies and practices chief information security officers and chief information officers can use to maintain institutional knowledge.

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Embracing the Unique Identity of Women in Information Management: Finding Acceptance and Home

AIIM

We live and work in the liminal spaces where transformation and possibility reside. It is this possibility that we, as Women in Information Management, must take advantage of.

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Blackbasta group claims to have hacked Atlas, one of the largest US oil distributors

Security Affairs

The Blackbasta extortion group claims to have hacked Atlas, one of the largest national distributors of fuel in the United States. Atlas is one of the largest national fuel distributors to 49 continental US States with over 1 billion gallons per year. The Blackbasta extortion group added the company to the list of victims on its Tor leak site, as the researcher Dominic Alvieri reported.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Cassandra

It’s no surprise that Apache Cassandra has emerged as a popular choice for organizations of all sizes seeking a powerful solution to manage their data at a scale—but with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the inherent complexity of distributed databases, this white paper will uncover the 10 rules you’ll want to know when managing Apache Cassandra.

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ICO Publishes Its Strategic Approach to Regulating AI

Data Matters

On 30 April 2024, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) published its strategic approach to regulating artificial intelligence (“AI”) (the “Strategy”), following the UK government’s request that key regulators set out their approach to AI regulation and compliance with the UK government’s previous AI White Paper (see our previous blog post here).

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RSAC Fireside Chat: SquareX introduces security-infused browser extension to stop threats in real time

The Last Watchdog

The open-source Chromium project seeded by Google more than a decade ago has triggered something of a web browser renaissance. Related: Browser attacks mount Browsers based on Chromium include Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, which dominate in corporate settings – as well as popular upstarts Brave, Opera and Vivaldi. Together these browsers have given rise to a vast ecosystem of extensions – one that happens to align perfectly with a highly distributed work force and global supply chain.

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Eventbrite Promoted Illegal Opioid Sales to People Searching for Addiction Recovery Help

WIRED Threat Level

A WIRED investigation found thousands of Eventbrite posts selling escort services and drugs like Xanax and oxycodone—some of which the company’s algorithm recommended alongside addiction recovery events.

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Two students uncovered a flaw that allows to use laundry machines for free

Security Affairs

Two students discovered a security flaw in over a million internet-connected laundry machines that could allow laundry for free. CSC ServiceWorks is a company that provides laundry services and air vending solutions for multifamily housing, academic institutions, hospitality, and other commercial sectors. They manage and operate many internet-connected laundry machines and systems, offering services such as coin and card-operated laundry machines, mobile payment solutions, and maintenance suppor

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Detecting Malicious Trackers

Schneier on Security

From Slashdot : Apple and Google have launched a new industry standard called “ Detecting Unwanted Location Trackers ” to combat the misuse of Bluetooth trackers for stalking. Starting Monday, iPhone and Android users will receive alerts when an unknown Bluetooth device is detected moving with them. The move comes after numerous cases of trackers like Apple’s AirTags being used for malicious purposes.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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CyberArk to Secure Machine Identities with $1.54B Venafi Buy

Data Breach Today

Deal Expands CyberArk's Reach and Capabilities Around Machine Identity Management The proposed $1.54 billion buy of Venafi by CyberArk will enhance its machine identity security capabilities, adding $150 million in annual recurring revenue and expanding the size of its total addressable market by 20%. The deal will close in late 2024 and immediately boost CyberArk's margins.

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News alert: AI SPERA integrates its ‘Criminal IP’ threat intelligence tool into AWS Marketplace

The Last Watchdog

Torrance,Calif., May 22, 2024, CyberNewsWire — AI SPERA, a leader in Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) solutions, announced today that its proprietary search engine, Criminal IP , is now available on the AWS Marketplace. This integration ensures efficient software procurement and deployment, aligning seamlessly with customers’ existing cloud architectures.

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Teslas Can Still Be Stolen With a Cheap Radio Hack—Despite New Keyless Tech

WIRED Threat Level

Ultra-wideband radio has been heralded as the solution for “relay attacks” that are used to steal cars in seconds. But researchers found Teslas equipped with it are as vulnerable as ever.

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Turla APT used two new backdoors to infiltrate a European ministry of foreign affairs

Security Affairs

Russia-linked Turla APT allegedly used two new backdoors, named Lunar malware and LunarMail, to target European government agencies. ESET researchers discovered two previously unknown backdoors named LunarWeb and LunarMail that were exploited to breach European ministry of foreign affairs. The two backdoors are designed to carry out a long-term compromise in the target network, data exfiltration, and maintaining control over compromised systems.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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8 out of 10 Organizations Experience a Cyber Attack and Attribute Users as the Problem

KnowBe4

Regardless of whether your environment is on-premises, in the cloud or hybrid, new data makes it clear that users are the top cybersecurity concern, and we cover what you can do about it.

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Grandoreiro Banking Trojan Reappears After January Takedown

Data Breach Today

New Campaign Targets Over 1,500 Banks Worldwide Despite a law enforcement takedown in January, researchers identified new phishing campaigns spreading the Grandoreiro banking Trojan, indicating its return as a malware-as-a-service tool with better encryption and a better domain name generator, according to IBM X-Force researchers.

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RSAC Fireside Chat: Flexxon advances hardware-level security with its ‘Server Defender’ module

The Last Watchdog

Hardware-based cybersecurity solutions are needed to help defend company networks in a tumultuous operating environment. Related: World’s largest bank hit by ransomware attack While software solutions dominated RSA Conference 2024 and are essential for multi-layered defense of an expanding network attack surface, hardware security solutions can serve as a last line of defense against unauthorized access to sensitive data and tampering with systems.

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IBM Sells Cybersecurity Group

Schneier on Security

IBM is selling its QRadar product suite to Palo Alto Networks, for an undisclosed—but probably surprisingly small—sum. I have a personal connection to this. In 2016, IBM bought Resilient Systems, the startup I was a part of. It became part if IBM’s cybersecurity offerings, mostly and weirdly subservient to QRadar. That was what seemed to be the problem at IBM.

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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.

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Healthcare firm WebTPA data breach impacted 2.5 million individuals

Security Affairs

WebTPA, a third-party administrator that provides healthcare management and administrative services, disclosed a data breach. WebTPA is a third-party administrator that provides healthcare management and administrative services. The US company disclosed a data breach that impacted almost 2.5 million people. According to the report sent by the WebTPA to the U.S.

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Wingardium Trivia-osa! On-Device Sorting Hatbot Powered by Gemma, Ollama, USearch, and RETSim

Elie

Exploring the societal impact of the GenAI workforce entering the market.

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Intel's Max Severity Flaw Affects AI Model Compressor Users

Data Breach Today

CVSS 10-Rated Bug Could Enable Hackers to Execute Arbitrary Code on Systems A maximum-severity bug in Intel's artificial intelligence model compression software can allow hackers to execute arbitrary code on the company's systems that run affected versions. The technology giant has released a fix for the Neural Compressor flaw, which is rated 10 on the CVSS scale.

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News analysis Q&A: Shake up of the SIEM, UEBA markets continues as LogRhythm-Exabeam merge

The Last Watchdog

It’s easy to compile a checklist on why the announced merger of LogRhythm and Exabeam could potentially make strategic sense. Related: Cisco pays $28 billion for Splunk LogRhythm’s is a long established SIEM provider and Exabeam has been making hay since its 2013 launch advancing its UEBA capabilities. Combining these strengths falls in line with the drive to make cloud-centric, hyper-interconnected company networks more resilient.

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How and Why Should You Be Tracking Geopolitical Risk?

Geopolitical risk is now at the top of the agenda for CEOs. But tracking it can be difficult. The world is more interconnected than ever, whether in terms of economics and supply chains or technology and communication. Geopolitically, however, it is becoming increasingly fragmented – threatening the operations, financial well-being, and security of globally connected companies.

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Zero-Trust DNS

Schneier on Security

Microsoft is working on a promising-looking protocol to lock down DNS. ZTDNS aims to solve this decades-old problem by integrating the Windows DNS engine with the Windows Filtering Platform—the core component of the Windows Firewall—directly into client devices. Jake Williams, VP of research and development at consultancy Hunter Strategy, said the union of these previously disparate engines would allow updates to be made to the Windows firewall on a per-domain name basis.

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North Korea-linked Kimsuky used a new Linux backdoor in recent attacks

Security Affairs

Symantec warns of a new Linux backdoor used by the North Korea-linked Kimsuky APT in a recent campaign against organizations in South Korea. Symantec researchers observed the North Korea-linked group Kimsuky using a new Linux backdoor dubbed Gomir. The malware is a version of the GoBear backdoor which was delivered in a recent campaign by Kimsuky via Trojanized software installation packages.

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New Threat Report Finds Nearly 90% of Cyber Threats Involve Social Engineering

KnowBe4

Analysis of over 3.5 billion attacks provides insight into where threat actors are placing their efforts and where you should focus your cyber defenses.

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US FBI Busts North Korean IT Worker Employment Scams

Data Breach Today

Law Enforcment Arrests an Arizona Woman and a Ukrainian National U.S. law enforcement swept up two people and possibly hundreds of laptops used in scams by North Korean IT workers to obtain remote employment, including as contractors for an unnamed U.S. cybersecurity company. Prosecutors say one scam run by an Arizona woman netted Pyongyang at least $6.8 million.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Kafka

Without proper guidance, it’s easy to miss out on Kafka’s full capabilities. While not the easiest technology to optimize, Kafka rewards those willing to explore its depths. Under the hood, it is an elegant system for stream processing, event sourcing, and data integration. Download this white paper to learn the 10 critical rules that will help you optimize your Kafka system and unlock its full potential.

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GUEST ESSAY: Turning to cloud services can help SMBs scale to meet growth needs

The Last Watchdog

Meeting the demands of the modern-day SMB is one of the challenges facing many business leaders and IT operators today. Traditional, office-based infrastructure was fine up until the point where greater capacity was needed than those servers could deliver, vendor support became an issue, or the needs of a hybrid workforce weren’t being met. Related: SMB brand spoofing In the highly competitive SMB space, maintaining and investing in a robust and efficient IT infrastructure can be one of the ways

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FBI Seizes BreachForums Website

Schneier on Security

The FBI has seized the BreachForums website, used by ransomware criminals to leak stolen corporate data. If law enforcement has gained access to the hacking forum’s backend data, as they claim, they would have email addresses, IP addresses, and private messages that could expose members and be used in law enforcement investigations. […] The FBI is requesting victims and individuals contact them with information about the hacking forum and its members to aid in their investigation.

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Santander: a data breach at a third-party provider impacted customers and employees

Security Affairs

The Spanish bank Santander disclosed a data breach at a third-party provider that impacted customers in Chile, Spain, and Uruguay. The Spanish financial institution Santander revealed a data breach involving a third-party provider that affected customers in Chile, Spain, and Uruguay. The bank recently became aware of unauthorized access to one of its databases hosted by a third-party provider.