Tue.Feb 27, 2024

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Proof of Concept: Securing Elections in the Age of AI

Data Breach Today

CISOs Discuss AI Scams, Cyberthreats and Election Security Defenses In the latest "Proof of Concept," Jeff Brown, CISO for the state of Connecticut, and Lester Godsey, CISO for Maricopa County, Arizona, join ISMG editors to discuss AI-related threats to election security, safeguarding against cyber and physical threats and coordinating efforts for complete security.

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Let’s Give Information Its Own Office

AIIM

In my role as The Info Gov Guy™, I consult with clients from up and down their organizational charts: in records, IT, legal, HR, marketing, etc. What this tells me is that their employers don’t consider their information to be a core business asset – which is odd because they do acknowledge their success depends completely on their ability to quickly find and retrieve current, accurate, and properly safeguarded information.

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Moscow Military Hackers Used Microsoft Outlook Vulnerability

Data Breach Today

APT28 Used Hacked Ubiquiti Routers for Hashed Password Relay Attacks A campaign by Russian military intelligence to convert Ubiquiti routers into a platform for a global cyberespionage operation began as early as 2022, U.S. and foreign intelligence agencies said. The U.S. disrupted a botnet built by a hacking unit of Russian military's Main Intelligence Directorate.

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News alert: ThreatHunter.ai stops hundreds of ransomware attacks, nation-state threats in 48 hours

The Last Watchdog

Brea, Calif. Feb. 27, 2024 — The current large surge in cyber threats has left many organizations grappling for security so ThreatHunter.ai is taking decisive action. Recognizing the critical juncture at which the digital world stands, ThreatHunter.ai is now offering their cutting-edge cybersecurity services free of charge to all organizations for 30 days, irrespective of their current cybersecurity measures.

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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HSCC Issues Cyber 'Call to Action' Plan for Health Sector

Data Breach Today

5-Year Plan Details How to Raise the Bar on Health Ecosystem's Approach to Cyber The Health Sector Coordinating Council has issued a five-year strategic plan - "a call to action" - for healthcare and public health organizations to implement cybersecurity programs that do a better job of protecting their patients against the ever-rising tide of threats.

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Is Microsegmentation for Zero Trust Defenses Worth It?

Data Breach Today

Forrester's David Holmes on Why CISOs Must Evaluate Microsegmentation in Cloud Microsegmentation is a fundamental concept in zero trust security, but CISOs should assess its feasibility before diving in. This is particularly true in a public cloud environment where there is no real network policy, said David Holmes, principal research analyst at Forrester.

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News alert: Chiral announces $3.8m funding round to advance nanomaterial chip manufacturing

The Last Watchdog

Zurich, Switzerland, Feb. 27, 2024 — Chipmaking has become one of the world’s most critical technologies in the last two decades. The main driver of this explosive growth has been the continuous scaling of silicon technology (widely known as the Moore’s Law). But these advances in silicon technology are slowing down, as we reach the physical limits of silicon.

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What Goes Around Comes Back Around, With Chatbots Too

Data Breach Today

Study Shows Correlation Between Polite Language, Culture and LLM Output It pays to be nice, even to an inanimate chunk of code masquerading as a conversation partner, find Japanese researchers from Tokyo's Waseda University who investigated the performance of large language models under conditions ranging from rudeness to obsequiousness.

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Change Healthcare Ransomware Attack: BlackCat Hackers Quickly Returned After FBI Bust

WIRED Threat Level

Two months ago, the FBI “disrupted” the BlackCat ransomware group. They're already back—and their latest attack is causing delays at pharmacies across the US.

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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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EU to Analyze Partnership Between Microsoft and Mistral AI

Data Breach Today

Microsoft Announces $16.3 Million Investment in French AI Firm The European competition regulator will examine a partnership between Microsoft and French artificial intelligence startup Mistral AI for potential anti-competitive effects. Microsoft announced Monday that it has entered a $16.3 million, multiyear partnership with the firm.

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Black Basta and Bl00dy ransomware gangs exploit recent ConnectWise ScreenConnect bugs

Security Affairs

New threat actors have started exploiting ConnectWise ScreenConnect vulnerabilities, including the Black Basta and Bl00dy ransomware gangs. Multiple threat actors have started exploiting the recently disclosed vulnerabilities , tracked as CVE-2024-1709 (CVSS score of 10) and CVE-2024-1708 (CVSS score of 8.4), in the ConnectWise ScreenConnect software.

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What's Next for Carbon Black Now That Broadcom Sale Is Dead?

Data Breach Today

A Carbon Black-Symantec Marriage Would Combine 2 Low-Growth Endpoint Security Teams Carbon Black won't be getting a new residence anytime soon after indications of interest in the organization fell short of Broadcom's expectations. The semiconductor giant had been looking to fetch $1 billion for the security firm - including debt - but offers at that dollar figure remained elusive.

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Zyxel fixed four bugs in firewalls and access points

Security Affairs

Taiwanese vendor Zyxel warns of security vulnerabilities in its firewalls and access points, including a remote code execution flaw. Taiwanese networking vendor Zyxel addressed four vulnerabilities, respectively tracked as CVE-2023-6397 , CVE-2023-6398 , CVE-2023-6399 , and CVE-2023-6764 , in its firewalls and access points. The flaws can be exploited by threat actors to carry out command injection and denial-of-service attacks and to achieve remote code execution.

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7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases. However, many developers and administrators who are new to this NoSQL database often encounter several challenges that can impact its performance.

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Managing Your Financial Record Keeping System

Record Nations

When it comes to personal or business finances, one often finds themselves fighting with the challenge of maintaining a sturdy record-keeping system. Whether it’s for tax purposes, budgeting, or simply keeping track of expenditures, effective financial record management is crucial. Yet, many individuals and businesses struggle to find a balance between organization, efficiency, and security.

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China Surveillance Company Hacked

Schneier on Security

Last week, someone posted something like 570 files, images and chat logs from a Chinese company called I-Soon. I-Soon sells hacking and espionage services to Chinese national and local government. Lots of details in the news articles. These aren’t details about the tools or techniques, more the inner workings of the company. And they seem to primarily be hacking regionally.

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US pharmacy outage caused by Blackcat ransomware attack on Optum Solutions

Security Affairs

A BlackCat ransomware attack hit UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum causing an outage impacting the Change Healthcare payment exchange platform. A ransomware attack hit the UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum leading to an outage impacting the Change Healthcare payment exchange platform. Optum Solutions is a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, a leading health insurance company in the United States.

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The UK Is GPS-Tagging Thousands of Migrants

WIRED Threat Level

Ankle tags that constantly log a person’s coordinates are part of a growing cadre of experimental surveillance tools that countries around the world are trying out on new arrivals.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Emails Are Responsible for 88% of Malicious File Deliveries

KnowBe4

Emails are still the most common delivery method for malicious files, according to Check Point’s Cyber Security Report for 2024.

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How connected content hubs take productivity tools to the next level

OpenText Information Management

If you’ve invested in Microsoft® 365 to help employees create, share, and collaborate more easily, you’re in good company. The organization reported monthly Microsoft® Teams users reached 320 million in FY24 Q1, up from 300 million the previous quarter.[1] While Microsoft 365 has certainly earned its keep as a must-have productivity tool, it’s probably not … The post How connected content hubs take productivity tools to the next level appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

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[SCARY] You knew about OSINT, but did you know about ADINT?

KnowBe4

WIRED just published a scary (long) article. I am summarizing it here and highly recommend you read the whole thing.

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ASEAN releases Joint Guide to ASEAN Model Contractual Clauses and EU Standard Contractual Clauses and AI Governance Guide 

Data Protection Report

On 1 and 2 February 2024, at the fourth 4 th ASEAN Digital Ministers Meeting ( ADGMIN ) in Singapore, ASEAN [1] unveiled: the updated Joint Guide to ASEAN Model Contractual Clauses and EU Standard Contractual Clauses ( Joint MCC – SCC Guide ); and the ASEAN Guide on AI Governance and Ethics ( ASEAN AI Governance Guide ). We summarise and discuss both the Joint Guide and the ASEAN AI Governance Guide below.

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How to Migrate From DataStax Enterprise to Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra

If you’re considering migrating from DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to open source Apache Cassandra®, our comprehensive guide is tailored for architects, engineers, and IT directors. Whether you’re motivated by cost savings, avoiding vendor lock-in, or embracing the vibrant open-source community, Apache Cassandra offers robust value. Transition seamlessly to Instaclustr Managed Cassandra with our expert insights, ensuring zero downtime during migration.

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CyberheistNews Vol 14 #09 Exposed: Global Espionage Unleashed by China's Police in Groundbreaking Leak

KnowBe4

Exposed: Global Espionage Unleashed by China's Police in Groundbreaking Leak

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Lexsoft Launches AI-Powered Legal Knowledge Management Solution

Information Matters

Legal technology company Lexsoft Systems has announced the launch of T3 GenAI, a new knowledge management solution for law firms powered by artificial intelligence. The tool aims to streamline the Read more The post Lexsoft Launches AI-Powered Legal Knowledge Management Solution appeared first on Information Matters - Where AI Meets Knowledge Management.

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Jamf After Dark: Platform SSO vs good old SSO we all know

Jamf

Discover how Jamf Connect bridges the gap in Apple device security and identity management. Learn about the benefits of SSO, Offline MFA and zero-touch setup.

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Bezos, Nvidia Join OpenAI in Funding Humanoid Robot Startup via MSN

IG Guru

Check out the link here. The post Bezos, Nvidia Join OpenAI in Funding Humanoid Robot Startup via MSN first appeared on IG GURU.

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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FIDO Authentication: What It Is and Why It’s So Powerful

HID Global

FIDO, which stands for Fast Identity Online, originates with a group of leading tech companies, who banded together to make authentication easy and secure.

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Mastering device lifecycle management

Jamf

There's increasing pressure on Mac admins to do more with less while still getting the right tools into the right hands at their organizations. Keeping on budget and keeping cool is possible, with effective device lifecycle management.

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Voice of America Meets the Harmon Foundation

Unwritten Record

“The Crocodile Hunt,” H-HN-AA-3A-2 Among the tens of thousands of Voice of America [VOA] programs in the National Archives are quite a few about… the National Archives [NARA]! In recent processing, we found a specific and interesting VOA/NARA crossover. McKeever Interview with Nancy Malan, 306-VOAa-73-8334 In 1973, VOA reporter Linda McKeever interviewed NARA archivist Nancy Malan regarding the Harmon Foundation Collection.