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Capita Issued Erroneous Breach Details, Officials Report

Data Breach Today

Local Authority Finds Sensitive Data Was Exposed Despite Assurances to the Contrary Breach notifications from British outsourcing giant Capita mount amid signs the multibillion-pound company doesn't have a firm grip on how much data it exposed. For a company that trumpets its ability to "achieve better outcomes," Capita's inability to grasp the impact of its breaches is ironic.

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GUEST ESSAY: A roadmap for wisely tightening cybersecurity in the modern workplace

The Last Watchdog

Hackers can hurt your business or organization in many ways. First and foremost, cyberattacks can lead to data breaches in which sensitive information is stolen. If a cyber-criminal uses you as a way to get at your customers, suppliers, or employees, these vital business relationships can turn sour. Related: Tapping hidden pools of security talent Sometimes hackers can encrypt your systems, holding them hostage and asking you to pay money to regain access to them.

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State-Aligned Actors Targeting SMBs Globally

Data Breach Today

Vulnerable Small to Midsized Organizations Are Now Favored Victims of APT Actors State-aligned hackers are increasingly targeting small and medium-sized businesses worldwide, as SMBs are more likely to be under-protected against cybersecurity threats such as phishing campaigns, according to a new report by cybersecurity firm Proofpoint.

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Enhance Your Legal Department's Performance with Strategic Planning and Technology

Hanzo Learning Center

In-House Legal Departments, like any other business function, must be efficient and effective to deliver the best possible results. They must balance their workload, comply with regulatory requirements, and provide legal counsel to their organization in a cost-effective and streamlined manner. That’s where a Legal Operations professional can help, particularly by prioritizing strategic planning, technology, and information governance to ensure the department runs efficiently and provides the bes

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Chinese State Hacker 'Volt Typhoon' Targets Guam and US

Data Breach Today

Targets Are Critical Infrastructure - Likely for Cyberespionage, Long-Term Access A Chinese state hacker has targeted critical infrastructure in Guam and the United States with the likely intent of cyberespionage and maintaining long-term access. Microsoft dubbed the threat actor "Volt Typhoon" on Wednesday in a coordinated disclosure with the U.S. government and close allies.

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CyberArk CEO Touts New Browser That Secures Privileged Users

Data Breach Today

CyberArk's new Secure Browser prevents adversaries from harvesting the credentials of privileged users who are accessing sensitive web applications. CEO Matt Cohen said this solution will help thwart attackers who are hijacking sessions on consumer-grade browsers through the use of cookies.

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Threat Actors Compromise Barracuda Email Security Appliances

Dark Reading

The company's ESG appliances were breached, but their other services remain unaffected by the compromise.

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GoldenJackal APT Targeting South Asian Government Agencies

Data Breach Today

Threat Actor Shares Limited Code Similarity With Turla A suspected cyberespionage group that has been active since 2020 has targeted government and diplomatic entities in the Middle East and South Asia using a malware tool set capable of controlling victims' machines and exfiltrating system data and credentials.

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Financial Fraud Phishing Attacks Increase 72% In One Year; Financial Industry Takes the Brunt

KnowBe4

With attackers knowing financial fraud-based phishing attacks are best suited for the one industry where the money is, this massive spike in attacks should both surprise you and not surprise you at all.

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Entity Resolution: Your Guide to Deciding Whether to Build It or Buy It

Adding high-quality entity resolution capabilities to enterprise applications, services, data fabrics or data pipelines can be daunting and expensive. Organizations often invest millions of dollars and years of effort to achieve subpar results. This guide will walk you through the requirements and challenges of implementing entity resolution. By the end, you'll understand what to look for, the most common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid, and your options.

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CommonSpirit Ups Cost Estimate on its 2022 Ransomware Breach

Data Breach Today

Company Executive Hopes Insurance Will Help Cover Most Costs Hospital chain CommonSpirit has upped its estimate on the financial toll incurred by a ransomware incident last fall that disrupted IT systems and patient services at some of its facilities for weeks. But company officials reportedly expect many of the costs to be covered by the company's insurance.

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New Apple RSR Flaw Blocks MDM Functionality on macOS Devices

eSecurity Planet

Addigy, which provides management solutions for Apple devices, today warned that Apple’s new Rapid Security Response (RSR) updates aren’t being delivered to as many as 25 percent of macOS devices in managed environments, and that the failure to do so is also impacting mobile device management (MDM) stacks on those devices. RSR updates are new – the first batch was delivered at the beginning of this month.

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Barracuda Email Security Gateway (ESG) hacked via zero-day bug

Security Affairs

Barracuda warned customers that some of its Email Security Gateway (ESG) appliances were breached exploiting a zero-day vulnerability. Network security solutions provider Barracuda warned customers that some of its Email Security Gateway (ESG) appliances were recently breached by threat actors exploiting a now-patched zero-day vulnerability. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-2868, resides in the module for email attachment screening, the issue was discovered on May 19 and the company fixed

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Indiana, Iowa, and Tennessee Pass Comprehensive Privacy Laws

Schneier on Security

It’s been a big month for US data privacy. Indiana, Iowa, and Tennessee all passed state privacy laws, bringing the total number of states with a privacy law up to eight. No private right of action in any of those, which means it’s up to the states to enforce the laws.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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BatLoader Malware is Now Distributed in Drive-By Attacks

KnowBe4

Malign persuasion can take many forms. We tend to hear the most about phishing (malicious emails) or smishing (malicious texts). Other threats are also worth some attention, like the risk of drive-by attacks.

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AhRat Android RAT was concealed in iRecorder app in Google Play

Security Affairs

ESET found a new remote access trojan (RAT), dubbed AhRat, on the Google Play Store that was concealed in an Android screen recording app. ESET researchers have discovered an Android app on Google Play that was hiding a new remote access trojan (RAT) dubbed AhRat. The app, named iRecorder – Screen Recorder, has more than 50,000 installs. The app was initially uploaded to the Google Play store without malicious features on September 19 th , 2021.

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More Than Half of all Email-Based Cyberattacks Bypass Legacy Security Filters

KnowBe4

New data shows that changes in cybercriminals’ phishing techniques are improving their game, making it easier to make their way into a potential victim user’s inbox.

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'Volt Typhoon' China-Backed APT Infiltrates US Critical Infrastructure Orgs

Dark Reading

According to Microsoft and researchers, the state-sponsored threat actor could very well be setting up a contingency plan for disruptive attacks on the US in the wake of an armed conflict in the South China Sea.

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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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HHS Office for Civil Rights Settles HIPAA Investigation with Arkansas Business Associate MedEvolve Following Unlawful Disclosure of Protected Health Information on an Unsecured Server for $350,000

IG Guru

May 16, 2023 Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a settlement of potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules with MedEvolve, Inc.

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5 Questions to Ask When Evaluating a New Cybersecurity Technology

Dark Reading

Any new cybersecurity technology should be not just a neutral addition to a security stack but a benefit to the other technologies or people managing them.

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The US government sanctioned four entities and one individual for supporting cyber operations conducted by North Korea

Security Affairs

The US Department of the Treasury sanctioned four entities and one individual for their role in cyber operations conducted by North Korea. The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions against four entities and one individual for their role in malicious cyber operations conducted to support the government of North Korea. “The DPRK conducts malicious cyber activities and deploys information technology (IT) workers who fraudulently obtain emp

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Redefining the consumer experience: Diageo partners with SAP and IBM on global digital transformation

IBM Big Data Hub

In an era of evolving consumer preferences and economic uncertainties, the beverage industry stands as a vibrant reflection of changing trends and shifting priorities. Despite the challenges posed by inflation and the cost-of-living crisis, a dichotomy has emerged in consumer behavior, where individuals untouched by the crisis continue to indulge in their favorite beverages, while those directly affected pivot towards more affordable luxuries, such as a bottle of something special.

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

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Google's.zip,mov Domains Give Social Engineers a Shiny New Tool

Dark Reading

Security professionals warn that Google's new top-level domains,zip and.mov, pose social engineering risks while providing little reason for their existence.

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The Security Hole at the Heart of ChatGPT and Bing

WIRED Threat Level

Indirect prompt-injection attacks can leave people vulnerable to scams and data theft when they use the AI chatbots.

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OAuth Flaw in Expo Platform Affects Hundreds of Third-Party Sites, Apps

Dark Reading

A cybersecurity vulnerability found in an implementation of the social login functionality opens the door to account takeovers and more.

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China Hacks US Critical Networks in Guam, Raising Cyberwar Fears

WIRED Threat Level

Researchers say the state-sponsored espionage operation may also lay the groundwork for disruptive cyberattacks.

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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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From uncertainty to clarity: How Collibra helps UK businesses with data management after Brexit

Collibra

On January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union in what is known as Brexit. Suddenly, decades of understanding and agreements on issues such as cross-border trade, customs, and the workforce were upended overnight. Brexit also created a challenge for the UK to maintain its position as a major player in the global economy. In the midst of these changes, and the rush to respond, a focus on data management presents a crucial opportunity to establish a leading approach.

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The high cost of falling behind with legacy technology

OpenText Information Management

Application modernization can take many forms, but not all of them are created equal. When considering how to modernize technology, the array of potential paths organizations face can be daunting. It is no wonder many organizations continue to depend on legacy applications that are both critical to day-to-day operations and reliant on outdated technology.

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Kubernetes version 1.27 now available in IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service

IBM Big Data Hub

We are excited to announce the availability of Kubernetes version 1.27 for your clusters that are running in IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service. This is our 22nd release of Kubernetes. With our Kubernetes service, you can easily upgrade your clusters without the need for deep Kubernetes knowledge. When you deploy new clusters, the default Kubernetes version remains 1.25 (soon to be 1.26); you can also choose to immediately deploy version 1.27.

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