Tue.Nov 28, 2023

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Police Bust Suspected Ransomware Group Ringleader in Ukraine

Data Breach Today

5 Suspects Arrested; Group Tied to Ransomware Attacks Against 1,800 Victims Police have arrested a group of criminals in Ukraine, including their alleged ringleader, who they suspect launched ransomware attacks against organizations across 71 countries, amassing at least 1,800 victims, from which they demanded ransoms collectively worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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How Generative AI Can Improve Enterprise Search

AIIM

I was inspired to write this post after listening to an episode of “This Week in Windows” on Leo Laporte’s TWIT.TV podcast network. Leo and one of his co-hosts got into an interesting discussion on the use of Generative AI like ChatGTP with respect to search on the internet. Leo seemed to be making the same mistake many do, and confusing the concepts of using a search engine to answer a query by finding sources of information, and asking a Generative AI system based on a Large Language Model (LL

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Generative AI Technology Leads AWS Agenda at re:Invent 2023

Data Breach Today

CEO Adam Selipsky Unveils AI Assistant, Projects With Salesforce, NVIDIA, Anthropic In an effort to upstage Microsoft in the AI space, AWS CEO Adam Selipsky invited NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang and Dario Amodei, co-founder of Anthropic, to share the stage at AWS re:Invent 2023. Selipsky committed to integrating generative AI across AWS solutions and guardrails to secure customer data.

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News alert: AppDirect poll reveals company leaders losing sleep over cyber risks, compliance

The Last Watchdog

San Francisco, Calif., Nov. 28, 2023 – AppDirect , the world’s leading B2B subscription commerce platform, today released key findings from its IT Business Leaders 2024 Outlook Report. The study, conducted by independent research firm Propeller Insights, dives into how IT business leaders feel about their security posture in a world where the technologies they embrace to grow and thrive are also vulnerable to constant and increasing threats.

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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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CrowdStrike SIEM Demand Rises Amid Cisco-Splunk, Legacy Woes

Data Breach Today

LogScale Reaches $100M ARR As EY Builds 150-Person Practice Around CrowdStrike SIEM Discontent with legacy SIEM offerings and Cisco's proposed acquisition of Splunk has driven "a significant and pronounced increase in interest" in CrowdStrike's SIEM offering. It hit the $100 million ARR milestone last quarter thanks to LogScale's search speed, data gravity and cost efficiency.

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Iranian Hacking Group Attacks Pennsylvania Water Authority

Data Breach Today

CISA Investigating Iranian Hacking Group Attack on Pennsylvania Water Authority The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is investigating a cyberattack from an Iranian hacking group known as "Cyber Av3ngers" that targeted a small municipal water authority in Pennsylvania over its use of Israeli-owned software, according to officials.

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A Civil Rights Firestorm Erupts Around a Looming Surveillance Power Grab

WIRED Threat Level

Dozens of advocacy groups are pressuring the US Congress to abandon plans to ram through the renewal of a controversial surveillance program that they say poses an “alarming threat to civil rights.

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Apparent GE Hack Raises National Security Concerns

Data Breach Today

Prominent Threat Actor Advertises Access to GE's Military Projects General Electric says it is aware of claims made by "a bad actor" about gaining unauthorized access to its sensitive data and taking "appropriate measures to help protect the integrity of our systems" after a hacker known as IntelBroker advertised access to its networks and data.

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Artificial Intelligence (Regulation) Bill: UK Private Members’ Bill underscores wide-spread regulatory concerns

Data Protection Report

A Private Members’ Bill, the Artificial Intelligence (Regulation) Bill (the Bill ), has been introduced into House of Lords (the UK’s upper House of the UK Parliament) and is currently at the second Parliamentary stage. The King’s Speech , which set out the agenda for the current Parliamentary session, did not contain any proposals from the Government for legislation on AI, a point that was highlighted by the House of Commons Science, Innovation and Technology Committee.

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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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DP World Says Australian Employee Data Stolen in Attack

Data Breach Today

Stevedore Says No Ransomware Found in Attack That Disrupted Australian Shipping A cyber incident that incapacitated four major Australian ports for days also resulted in the theft by hackers of employee data, the port operator said Tuesday. Hackers obtained personal information of current and former employees of DP World Australia in an incident first detected on Nov. 10.

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Daixin Team group claimed the hack of North Texas Municipal Water District

Security Affairs

The Daixin Team group claims to have hacked the North Texas Municipal Water District (US) and threatened to leak the stolen data. The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) is a regional water district that provides wholesale water, wastewater treatment, and solid waste services to a group of member cities and customers in North Texas, United States.

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Mapping Access - and Attack - Paths in Active Directory

Data Breach Today

A directory service should be a "source of truth," said Justin Kohler, vice president of products at Spector Ops. But when users are overprivileged or misconfigurations occur, that creates attack hubs. Kohler discusses BloodHound, a solution he says is like Google Maps for Active Directory.

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Users Fall for Smishing Attacks 6-10 Times More Than Email-Based Attacks

KnowBe4

With organizations heavily focusing on protecting the corporate endpoint, cybercriminals are switching focus onto mobile devices where users are more prone to fall for their social engineering tactics.

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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Second Front Raises $40M to Support More Classified Networks

Data Breach Today

Series B Funding Will Help Second Front Pursue US Civilian, International Business A vendor focused on fast-tracking government access to commercial software closed its Series B funding round to support more classified and regulated environments. The $40 million will allow Second Front Systems to support additional bespoke networks in the U.S. Defense and National Security space.

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Threat actors started exploiting critical ownCloud flaw CVE-2023-49103

Security Affairs

Threat actors started exploiting a critical ownCloud vulnerability (CVE-2023-49103) that can lead to sensitive information disclosure. ownCloud is an open-source software platform designed for file synchronization and sharing. It allows individuals and organizations to create their own private cloud storage services, giving them control over their data while facilitating collaboration and file access across multiple devices.

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Proofpoint Snags Former VMware President Sumit Dhawan as CEO

Data Breach Today

Dhawan Is Proofpoint's 3rd CEO Since March 2022; Interim Leader Thomas Back as CFO Proofpoint landed top VMware lieutenant Sumit Dhawan as its new chief executive just days after the cloud and virtualization giant was acquired by Broadcom. The Silicon Valley-based email security firm said it liked Dhawan's track record of building security, cloud and end-user computing businesses.

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Elon Musk Is Giving QAnon Believers Hope Just in Time for the 2024 Elections

WIRED Threat Level

Musk’s recent use of the term “Q*Anon” is his most explicit endorsement of the movement to date. Conspiracists have since spent days dissecting its meaning and cheering on his apparent support.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Taking a page from the Agile playbook to advance artificial intelligence

CGI

Today, there isn’t a discussion on the future that doesn’t include the role of artificial intelligence (AI). The focus is on identifying the opportunities that the responsible adoption of this rapidly evolving technology offers. But, as with any technology, success is found in the strength of your organization’s ability to collaborate and innovate.

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Telegram’s Bans on Extremist Channels Aren't Really Bans

WIRED Threat Level

A WIRED analysis of more than 100 restricted channels shows these communities remain active, and content shared within them often spreads to channels accessible to the public.

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International police operation dismantled a prominent Ukraine-based Ransomware group

Security Affairs

An international law enforcement operation dismantled the core of a ransomware group operating from Ukraine. A joint law enforcement operation led by Europol and Eurojust, with the support of the police from seven nations, has arrested in Ukraine the core members of a ransomware group. Today EUROPOL in conjunction with the Ukraine National Police arrested individuals operating a ransomware group out of Ukraine.

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Who Knew Neanderthals were so High-Tech?

KnowBe4

Researchers at ESET describe various types of scams launched by users of Telekopye, a telegram bot that assists in crafting social engineering attacks.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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Healthcare provider Ardent Health Services disclosed a ransomware attack

Security Affairs

The US Healthcare provider Ardent Health Services disclosed that it was the victim of a ransomware attack last week. Ardent Health Services is a healthcare company that operates hospitals and other medical facilities in the United States. It is a for-profit health system with a focus on acquiring, managing, and improving hospitals. Ardent Health Services is known for providing a range of healthcare services, including acute care, specialty care, and community health services.

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My Top 7 Cybersecurity Reflections for 2024

KnowBe4

The digital landscape is evolving at an exponential rate, and with it, the cybersecurity challenges we face. As we approach 2024, I've reflected on.

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OS upgrades 2023: What macOS Sonoma means for Education

Jamf

Discover the transformative impact of macOS Sonoma on education. Explore how Apple's latest OS updates are shaping the future of classroom learning.

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Digital Car Keys Are Coming

Schneier on Security

Soon we will be able to unlock and start our cars from our phones. Let’s hope people are thinking about security.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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The Hundred-Year Battle for India’s Radio Airwaves

WIRED Threat Level

The Indian government has a monopoly on radio news, allowing it to dictate what hundreds of millions of people hear. With an election approaching, that gives prime minister Narendra Modi a huge advantage.

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Best practices for augmenting human intelligence with AI

IBM Big Data Hub

Artificial Intelligence (AI) should be designed to include and balance human oversight, agency, and accountability over decisions across the AI lifecycle. IBM’s first Principle for Trust and Transparency states that the purpose of AI is to augment human intelligence. Augmented human intelligence means that the use of AI enhances human intelligence, rather than operating independently of, or replacing it.

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Maximize test coverage with OpenText DevOps Aviator

OpenText Information Management

Success in DevOps requires a delicate balance of velocity, agility, and quality. Any missteps could lead to issues ranging from escaped defects, rework, excess waste, and to a large extent, gaps in test coverage. Who’s to blame, though? After all, creating tests using traditional methods is limited by the human mind’s capacity and understanding of … The post Maximize test coverage with OpenText DevOps Aviator appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

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