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Chinese Group Runs Highly Persistent Ivanti 0-Day Exploits

Data Breach Today

UNC5325 Can Remain in Hacked Devices Despite Factory Reset and Patches Chinese threat actors are continuing to persist after exploiting the recent Ivanti Connect Secure VPN vulnerability even after factory resets, system upgrades and patches. The threat actor, UNC5325, is adept at "living off the land" techniques, warned threat intelligence firm Mandiant.

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Calendar Meeting Links Used to Spread Mac Malware

Krebs on Security

Malicious hackers are targeting people in the cryptocurrency space in attacks that start with a link added to the target’s calendar at Calendly , a popular application for scheduling appointments and meetings. The attackers impersonate established cryptocurrency investors and ask to schedule a video conference call. But clicking the meeting link provided by the scammers prompts the user to run a script that quietly installs malware on macOS systems.

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Has the US Created the Wrong War Machine?

Data Breach Today

We Need Low-Cost, High-Volume Weapons Systems to Prevail in Future Conflicts Has the U.S. created the wrong war machine? Developing and deploying advanced military technologies involves balancing the desire to improve national security with the need to navigate the ethical, strategic and existential challenges these technologies present.

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Unmasking 2024’s Email Security Landscape

Security Affairs

Analyzing the Email Security Landscape and exploring Emerging Threats and Trends. In the ever-shifting digital arena, staying ahead of evolving threat trends is paramount for organizations aiming to safeguard their assets. Amidst this dynamic landscape, email stands as a primary battleground for cyber defense. VIPRE Security Group’s latest report, “Email Security in 2024: An Expert Insight into Email Threats,” delves into the cutting-edge tactics and technologies embraced by cy

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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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Down, Not Out: Russian Hacktivists Claiming DDoS Disruptions

Data Breach Today

Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks Decline as Russia-Ukraine War Continues Russia's war of conquest against Ukraine grinds onward, but the number of self-proclaimed hacktivists appears to be dwindling as the strategy of temporarily disrupting the availability of high-profile websites has failed to sustain enthusiasm. Groups such as KillNet are still mostly a nuisance.

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Biden Executive Order Targets Bulk Data Transfers to China

Data Breach Today

New Order Tasks Department of Justice With Developing Data Transfer Protections U.S. President Joe Biden is set to sign Wednesday an executive order aimed at preventing the large-scale transfer of Americans' sensitive personal data to countries including China. The order will set off a rule-making process spearheaded by the Department of Justice.

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4 smart technologies modernizing sourcing strategy

IBM Big Data Hub

Sourcing is getting smarter. To start, many organizations have already pivoted from a tactical to a strategic sourcing mindset—which can make all the difference when it comes to gaining and retaining a competitive advantage. Why? Because organizations with strategic sourcing mindsets look beyond price and cost savings-centered supplier selection initiatives.

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What EU Antitrust Probe Around Entra ID Means for Microsoft

Data Breach Today

Rivals Say Microsoft Restricts Competition Around Identity. Will Regulators Agree? Microsoft once again finds itself in the crosshairs of antitrust regulators, this time for practices around its Entra ID identity management tool. The European Commission is probing whether Microsoft prevents customers from buying security software that competes with its own, The Information said.

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Game-Changer: Biometric-Stealing Malware

KnowBe4

I have been working in cybersecurity for a long time, since 1987, over 35 years. And, surprisingly to many readers/observers, I often say I have not seen anything new in the hacker/malware space since I began. The same threats that were a problem then are the same problems now.

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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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Banks Use Behavioral Analytics to Tackle First-Party Fraud

Data Breach Today

BioCatch's Seth Ruden on How Defenders Can Keep Up With Evolving Fraud Scams First-party fraudsters have shifted their focus from credit card fraud to deposit scams. In this evolving threat environment, financial institutions face new challenges from the increased use of synthetic identities and the difficulties in classifying first-party fraud, said BioCatch's Seth Ruden.

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Dictators Used Sandvine Tech to Censor the Internet. The US Finally Did Something About It

WIRED Threat Level

Canada-based Sandvine has long sold its web-monitoring tech to authoritarian regimes. This week, the US sanctioned the company, severely limiting its ability to do business with American firms.

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BlackCat Pounces on Health Sector After Federal Takedown

Data Breach Today

Feds Issue Alert as Change Healthcare Hack Affects Medicare, CVS Caremark, MetLife BlackCat claimed on its dark web site that it is behind the biggest healthcare hack so far the year - exfiltrating 6 terabytes of "highly selective data" relating to "all" Change Healthcare clients, including Tricare, Medicare, CVS Caremark, MetLife and more.

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What is managed DNS, anyway?

IBM Big Data Hub

Managed DNS is where a third-party hosts and optimizes your DNS resolution architecture to provide the fastest, most secure, most reliable experience. Perhaps the easiest way to explain it is by looking at the opposite scenario: what if you don’t have a managed DNS service in place? Every query in the Domain Name System (DNS) follows the same logic to resolve IP addresses.

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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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Okta Security Push Pays Dividends Following String of Issues

Data Breach Today

Credential Stuffing Plummets, More Malicious Requests Detected Amid Huge Investment Okta's 90-day push to improve its security architecture and operations following a crippling October 2023 data breach delivered quick results, CEO Todd McKinnon said. Okta over the past quarter reduced credential stuffing attempts and malicious bot traffic for its largest customers by more than 90%.

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New Research: Ransomware Incidents Spike 84% in 2023

KnowBe4

Newly-released data covering cyberthreats experienced in 2023 sheds some light on how very different last year was and paints a picture of what to expect of cyber attacks in 2024.

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Russia-linked APT28 compromised Ubiquiti EdgeRouters to facilitate cyber operations

Security Affairs

Russian cyberspies are compromising Ubiquiti EdgeRouters to evade detection, warns a joint advisory published by authorities. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), US Cyber Command, and international partners released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) to warn that Russia-linked threat actors are using compromised Ubiquiti EdgeRouters (EdgeRouters) to evade detection in cyber operations worldwide.

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Phishing Campaign Targets Mexican Taxpayers With Tax-Themed Lures

KnowBe4

A phishing campaign is targeting users in Mexico with tax-themed lures, according to researchers at Cisco Talos. The phishing emails direct users to a website that attempts to trick them into downloading a new strain of information-stealing malware called “TimbreStealer.

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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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Pharmaceutical giant Cencora discloses a data breach

Security Affairs

Pharmaceutical giant Cencora suffered a cyber attack and threat actors stole data from its infrastructure. Pharmaceutical giant Cencora disclosed a data breach after it was the victim of a cyberattack. Cencora, Inc. , formerly known as AmerisourceBergen, is an American drug wholesale company and a contract research organization that was formed by the merger of Bergen Brunswig and AmeriSource in 2001.

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When Threat Actors Don’t Have a Viable Email Platform to Phish From, They Just Steal Yours

KnowBe4

New analysis of a phishing campaign shows how cybercriminals use brand impersonation of the platforms they need to compromise accounts and takeover legitimate services.

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ICO Orders Companies to Cease Using Facial Recognition Technology and Fingerprint Scanning to Monitor Attendance

Hunton Privacy

On February 23, 2024, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (the “ICO”) reported that it had ordered public service providers Serco Leisure, Serco Jersey and associated community leisure trusts (jointly, “the Companies”) to stop using facial recognition technology (“FRT”) and fingerprint scanning (“FS”) to monitor employee attendance. According to the ICO, the Companies, who process biometric data as controllers or joint controllers in 38 leisure facilities, failed to demonstrate the necessit

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Credential Theft Is Mostly Due To Phishing

KnowBe4

According to IBM X-Force’s latest Threat Intelligence Index , 30% of all cyber incidents in 2023 involved abuse of valid credentials. X-Force’s report stated that abuse of valid credentials exceeded phishing as a top threat for the first time.

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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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CIPL Publishes The Zero Risk Fallacy Paper

Hunton Privacy

On February 20, 2024, The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (“CIPL”) and Theodore Christakis, Professor of International, European and Digital Law at University Grenoble Alpes, released a comprehensive study titled The “Zero Risk” Fallacy: International Data Transfers, Foreign Governments’ Access to Data and the Need for a Risk-Based Approach.

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Exceptional patient experiences start with smarter data

OpenText Information Management

HIPAA taught us important lessons on how we interact with healthcare data, but it was a global pandemic that forced us to collectively go to data grad school. Understanding where data lives and how we interact with this massive amount of information helps to unlock quality of care, interoperability between disparate systems and mitigate downstream … The post Exceptional patient experiences start with smarter data appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

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Erwin Data Intelligence: A Data Partner’s Perspective

erwin

At Sparkle, we’re a holistic data partner helping organizations increase their data maturity in a strategic yet pragmatic way. One of the key ingredients to ensure data is really embedded in an organization, and one of the key enablers to increase the strategic impact of data, is the setup of a successful data governance program. While the essence of success in data governance is people and not technology, having the right tools at your fingertips is crucial.

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The view from the Edge has never been better

Collibra

The Collibra Data Intelligence Platform delivers trusted data for every user, every use case and across every source. But building a platform that has flexibility to work across these different customer environments is hard. This is where the Collibra Edge component comes in. Its role is to bridge the customer’s data sources in a secure and performant manner to provide rich functionality for the Collibra Data Intelligence Platform.

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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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The Path to Passwordless Authentication: PKI vs. FIDO

HID Global

Both PKI and FIDO authenticators eliminate the need for passwords and offer a seamless experience for end users by using asymmetric encryption.

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Copilot for Microsoft 365…Are You Ready?

Daymark

Over the past few months, Microsoft has slowly rolled out Copilot for Microsoft 365 through their many channels, making it available to all customers. As I mentioned in my last blog, "Copilot for Microsoft 365 – What You Need to Know," there are still some prerequisites for purchasing, including a minimum term of 1 year, however, the minimum purchase quantity of 300, which was a limiting factor for most, has been eliminated.

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Waymo’s self-driving cars keep hitting things, including a cyclist, a gate and a pickup via Ottawa Citizen

IG Guru

Check out the story here. The post Waymo’s self-driving cars keep hitting things, including a cyclist, a gate and a pickup via Ottawa Citizen first appeared on IG GURU.