Mon.Apr 15, 2024

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Likely State Hackers Exploiting Palo Alto Firewall Zero-Day

Data Breach Today

Company Released a Hotfix to the Command Injection Vulnerability Firewall appliance manufacturer Palo Alto Networks rushed out a hotfix Friday to a command injection vulnerability present in its custom operating system after security researchers spotted a campaign to exploit the zero-day starting in March, likely from a state-backed threat actor.

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Crickets from Chirp Systems in Smart Lock Key Leak

Krebs on Security

The U.S. government is warning that “smart locks” securing entry to an estimated 50,000 dwellings nationwide contain hard-coded credentials that can be used to remotely open any of the locks. The lock’s maker Chirp Systems remains unresponsive, even though it was first notified about the critical weakness in March 2021. Meanwhile, Chirp’s parent company, RealPage, Inc. , is being sued by multiple U.S. states for allegedly colluding with landlords to illegally raise rents.

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Sisense Breach Highlights Rise in Major Supply Chain Attacks

Data Breach Today

Experts Warn of Growing Threat From Supply Chain Attacks After High-Profile Breach Cybersecurity experts are sounding the alarm over a rise in supply chain attacks targeting the interconnected systems of global corporate giants after the top U.S. cyber agency urged Sisense customers to reset their credentials following an apparent hack.

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The US Government Has a Microsoft Problem

WIRED Threat Level

Microsoft has stumbled through a series of major cybersecurity failures over the past few years. Experts say the US government’s reliance on its systems means the company continues to get a free pass.

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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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FTC Bans Online Mental Health Firm From Sharing Certain Data

Data Breach Today

Proposed Action Also Orders Cerebral Inc. to Pay $7M Penalty The FTC has proposed restricting a mental telehealth service firm from sharing consumer data and requiring it to pay a $7 million penalty to settle allegations that the firm used online tracking tools to unlawfully disclose sensitive health information to third-party advertisers without consent.

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Law Firm to Pay $8M to Settle Health Data Hack Lawsuit

Data Breach Today

Orrick Herrington Cyberattack Compromised Clients' Data, Affected Nearly 638,000 A global law firm that provides data breach legal services has agreed to an $8 million settlement to resolve a proposed class action lawsuit filed against the firm in the aftermath of its cyberattack last year, which affected some health sector clients and nearly 638,000 individuals.

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Cisco Duo warns telephony supplier data breach exposed MFA SMS logs

Security Affairs

Cisco Duo warns that a data breach involving one of its telephony suppliers exposed multifactor authentication (MFA) messages sent by the company via SMS and VOIP to its customers. Cisco Duo warns of a data breach involving one of its telephony suppliers, compromising multifactor authentication (MFA) messages sent to customers via SMS and VOIP. The security breach occurred on April 1, 2024, the threat actors used a Provider employee’s credentials that illicitly obtained through a phishing attac

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[WARNING] FBI Issues Alert on Major Phishing Campaign That Impersonates US Toll Services

KnowBe4

The FBI has issued an alert warning of a widespread SMS phishing (smishing) campaign targeting people in several US states with phony notices of unpaid tolls, BleepingComputer reports.

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Vulnerability Recap 4/15/24 – Palo Alto, Microsoft, Ivanti Exploits

eSecurity Planet

Last week’s cybersecurity incidents revealed significant vulnerabilities across multiple platforms. Threats range from severe weaknesses in Ivanti’s VPN appliances to zero-day exploits in popular software such as Palo Alto Networks’ PAN-OS and Telegram’s Windows client. Typically, these vulnerabilities result in remote code execution or denial-of-service attacks, posing major dangers to users’ data security.

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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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You Really Are Being Surveilled All the Time

KnowBe4

“If the product is free, you are the product!” No truer words have ever been spoken. But in today’s internet-connected, ad-everywhere world, even if you are paying for the product or service, you are still the product.

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New Lattice Cryptanalytic Technique

Schneier on Security

A new paper presents a polynomial-time quantum algorithm for solving certain hard lattice problems. This could be a big deal for post-quantum cryptographic algorithms, since many of them base their security on hard lattice problems. A few things to note. One, this paper has not yet been peer reviewed. As this comment points out: “We had already some cases where efficient quantum algorithms for lattice problems were discovered, but they turned out not being correct or only worked for simple

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4 ways generative AI addresses manufacturing challenges

IBM Big Data Hub

The manufacturing industry is in an unenviable position. Facing a constant onslaught of cost pressures, supply chain volatility and disruptive technologies like 3D printing and IoT. The industry must continually optimize process, improve efficiency, and improve overall equipment effectiveness. At the same time, there is this huge sustainability and energy transition wave.

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Data Citizens 24: Imagination increases innovation

Collibra

Last week we wrapped up our annual Data Citizens conference. This conference brought together data leaders from around the world to share insights, network and imagine a brighter data future. The overarching theme of the conference was imagination and innovation — and this theme rang true throughout all of our mainstage presentations. In a time when AI is constantly challenging us, it is important to think fast and be adaptive so that we can innovate and grow in this dynamic environment.

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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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Building the human firewall: Navigating behavioral change in security awareness and culture

IBM Big Data Hub

The latest findings of the IBM X-Force® Threat Intelligence Index report highlight a shift in the tactics of attackers. Rather than using traditional hacking methods, there has been a significant 71% surge in attacks where criminals are exploiting valid credentials to infiltrate systems. Info stealers have seen a staggering 266% increase in their utilization, emphasizing their role in acquiring these credentials.

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LibTech EdTech – transition, challenges and contradictions

CILIP

CILIP Copyright COnference 2024 By Gary Horrocks THE summer 2023 issue of UKeiG’s open access journal, eLucidate , featured my reflections on the implications of a Members’ Day presentation by Ken Chad on the “library technology ecosystem". "For every rally cry to embrace AI in education, there are concerns for student literacy and the demise of academic skills.

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OpenText World Europe 2024 has taken flight

OpenText Information Management

Over the course of the last six months, much has shifted in the technology landscape, and much has advanced at OpenText. At our premiere information management conference OpenText World Europe 2024 this week, the attention is focused on new innovations that meet new customer needs. Information management elevates human potential There is no doubt that the AI revolution is here.

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US STATE-BY-STATE AI LEGISLATION SNAPSHOT via BCLP

IG Guru

Check out the article here. The post US STATE-BY-STATE AI LEGISLATION SNAPSHOT via BCLP first appeared on IG GURU.

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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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AI: Elevate human potential

OpenText Information Management

Greetings from ICE, a trusted partner for your AI journey. This AI-generated Yeti has had a busy six months. He’s been around the globe to visit customers, helping them figure out their initial use cases to apply AI. Don’t let his blue fur and fuzzy demeanor throw you off; ICE knows the promise of AI and is eager to help you decode what will work for your business.This trusted Yeti is helping young aviators out there earn their first wings.

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NATO’s 75th anniversary: A reminder of the importance of building resilience

CGI

As NATO commemorates its 75th anniversary this month, it prompts reflection on its enduring principles and adaptability in response to evolving security landscapes. Central to NATO's ethos is collective security, embodying the belief that unity fosters greater safety and strength. This principle is epitomized in NATO's Article 5, wherein member states pledge mutual assistance in the face of armed aggression.

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Take productivity to new heights with AI-assisted DevOps 

OpenText Information Management

Generative AI is not just another trend anymore. The future of testing and quality management is shifting toward AI-powered software delivery. As more enterprises begin to realize its full potential, generative AI will undoubtedly reshape the total landscape of DevOps. It should go without saying that OpenText is pioneering this opportunity as a trusted partner by ushering in a new era of possibilities where generative AI complements human creativity to become tomorrow’s solutions.

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4 Slack alternatives you need to try: Say hello to open source collaboration

Collaboration 2.0

Slack is reliable and configurable, but it's also pricey and proprietary. Whether you're about enterprise-level collaboration or family communication, there's an option here for every team.

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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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Introducing OpenText Core Analytics Database: Optimize server costs for cloud data warehousing 

OpenText Information Management

Cloud data warehouses and data lakes offer a powerful way to perform analytics that includes scalability, cost-efficiency, performance, and accessibility. Customers look for platforms that easily scale resources up or down based on demand and allow them to manage their data workloads more flexibly and cost-effectively compared to traditional on-premises solutions.

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Jamf + Rally makes it easy to Drop Everything and Read (DEAR).

Jamf

Discover how Jamf and Rally’s DEAR revolutionize classroom.

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Boost service desk agent productivity with GenAI that suggests solutions

OpenText Information Management

With the release of 24.2, OpenText has expanded the capabilities of IT Operations Aviator (our private generative AI virtual agent) to service desk agents using SMAX , the OpenText IT service management (ITSM) solution. Now, both employees and service desk agents can engage with Aviator in human-like conversational language to find the answers they need for higher productivity.

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Celebrating Jackie Robinson Day with Universal Newsreels

Unwritten Record

On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson became the first black major league player, ending racial segregation in professional baseball. April 15, 2024 marks the 20th year that Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day, remembering and honoring his career as an athlete and activist. Starting as a first baseman Robinson played 10 seasons for the Brooklyn Dodgers, six World Series, and six All-Star Games, the beginning of his career also marks the beginning of the post-”long ball” era in baseb

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.

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Threat actors exploited Palo Alto Pan-OS issue to deploy a Python Backdoor

Security Affairs

Threat actors have been exploiting the recently disclosed zero-day in Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS since March 26, 2024. Palo Alto Networks and Unit 42 are investigating the activity related to CVE-2024-3400 PAN-OS flaw and discovered that threat actors have been exploiting it since March 26, 2024. CVE-2024-3400 (CVSS score of 10.0) is a critical command injection vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS software.

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Maximize the power of your lines of defense against cyber-attacks with IBM Storage FlashSystem and IBM Storage Defender

IBM Big Data Hub

Today, cybercrime is good business. It exists because the profits are high while the risks are low. Far from stopping, cybercrime is constantly increasing. In 2023, the FBI received a record number of 880,418 complaints with potential losses exceeding USD 12.5 billion. This is a nearly 10% increase in complaints and 22% increase in losses compared to 2022.

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CISA adds Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS Command Injection flaw to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities catalog

Security Affairs

U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) adds Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS Command Injection flaw to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities catalog. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) added the CVE-2024-3400 Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS Command Injection vulnerability to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog : CVE-2024-3400 (CVSS score of 10.0) is a critical command injection vulnerability in Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS software.

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