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Data Privacy in the Age of AI

AIIM

Data privacy and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are two of biggest issues in the information spaces today. However, despite the enormous amount of coverage they receive in the trade and general media, what is not yet well understood is how tightly intertwined they are, and how risky it can be to address them without a proper foundation. Here are a few points to ponder to help you avoid the most common risks.

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Migrating data to the cloud? Don’t neglect change management

Collibra

Did you know 72% of companies identify data as their biggest challenge to achieving AI goals by 2025? 1 For data professionals embarking on a data cloud migration , the stakes couldn’t be any higher. It’s why effective change management is not just a luxury; it’s a necessity for unlocking the full power of cloud capabilities and ensuring adoption.

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It’s Official: Cyber Insurance is No Longer Seen as a 'Safety Net'

KnowBe4

A new report on the state of email security sheds some light on how organizations are viewing and approaching cyber insurance as they shift strategy toward being cyber resilient.

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Recent ‘MFA Bombing’ Attacks Targeting Apple Users

Krebs on Security

Several Apple customers recently reported being targeted in elaborate phishing attacks that involve what appears to be a bug in Apple’s password reset feature. In this scenario, a target’s Apple devices are forced to display dozens of system-level prompts that prevent the devices from being used until the recipient responds “Allow” or “Don’t Allow” to each prompt.

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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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UK Nuclear Cleanup Site Faces Criminal Cybersecurity Charges

Data Breach Today

Probe Finds 'Largest and Most Hazardous Nuclear Site' Violated Security Laws Britain's nuclear power watchdog said it plans to prosecute the country's "largest and most hazardous nuclear site," Sellafield, for violating nuclear industry cybersecurity regulations from 2019 to 2023. Both Russian and Chinese nation-state hackers reportedly infiltrated the site's networks.

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Infostealers continue to pose threat to macOS users

Jamf

Jamf Threat Labs dissects ongoing infostealer attacks targeting macOS users. Each with different means of compromising victim’s Macs but with similar aims: to steal sensitive user data.

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Data Security Trends: 2024 Report Analysis

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Data Security Trends: 2024 Report Analysis madhav Mon, 03/25/2024 - 05:08 Amid ongoing economic uncertainty and a progressively complex threat landscape, businesses are trying to navigate increasingly stringent regulatory requirements while bolstering their security posture. The 2024 Thales Global Data Threat Report , conducted by S&P Global Market Intelligence, which surveyed almost 3,000 respondents from 18 countries and 37 industries, revealed how decision-makers navigate new threats while tr

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Alert: Hackers Hit High-Risk Individuals' Personal Accounts

Data Breach Today

Cybersecurity Experts Recommend Defenses to Counter Surge in Such Attacks Calling all high-risk individuals: Ensure you're taking adequate steps to secure your personal devices and accounts, as criminals and nation-state hackers increasingly target them instead of grappling with corporate defenses, warned the U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center.

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Large-scale Sign1 malware campaign already infected 39,000+ WordPress sites

Security Affairs

A large-scale malware campaign, tracked as Sign1, has already compromised 39,000 WordPress sites in the last six months. Sucurity researchers at Sucuri spotted a malware campaign, tracked as Sign1, which has already compromised 39,000 WordPress sites in the last six months. The experts discovered that threat actors compromised the websites implanting malicious JavaScript injections that redirect visitors to malicious websites.

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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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New Phishing-as-a-Service Kit Attempts to Bypass MFA

KnowBe4

A Phishing-as-a-Service (PhaaS) platform called “Tycoon 2FA” has surged in popularity over the past several months, according to researchers at Sekoia. The phishing kit is notable for its focus on bypassing victims’ multi-factor authentication measures.

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Ensuring data reliability for AI-driven success: The critical role of data engineers

Collibra

Trust in AI requires trust in data Data reliability is paramount for Artificial Intelligence (AI). Accuracy and trust in AI generated insights is directly dependent on the quality of the underlying data. From predictive analytics to Natural Language Processing (NLP) advances such as Large Language Models (LLMs), AI revolutionizes how businesses operate and make decisions.

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Breach Roundup: Russian Organizations Losing Microsoft Cloud

Data Breach Today

Also: Hackers Target Apple Password Reset Flaw This week, Russian organizations are losing Microsoft Cloud, hackers targeted an Apple flaw, Germany warned of critical flaws in Microsoft Exchange, an info stealer targeted Indian government agencies and the energy sector, and Finland confirmed APT31's role in a 2020 breach of Parliament.

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TheMoon bot infected 40,000 devices in January and February

Security Affairs

A new variant of TheMoon malware infected thousands of outdated small office and home office (SOHO) routers and IoT devices worldwide. The Black Lotus Labs team at Lumen Technologies uncovered an updated version of “ TheMoon ” bot targeting end-of-life (EoL) small home/small office (SOHO) routers and IoT devices. The new version of the bot has been spotted infecting thousands of outdated devices in 88 countries.

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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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[New Research] KnowBe4's Report is a Call to Action for Global Organizations to Improve Their Security Culture

KnowBe4

We’re thrilled to announce the release of the 2024 Security Culture Report , which dives deep into how security measures affect organizations and the way employees act and feel at work.

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Go behind the scenes for the Jaguar TCS Racing Team’s 100th Race: A Formula E Milestone

OpenText Information Management

Ready for an electrifying ride? The Jaguar TCS Racing Team is gearing up for a monumental milestone - their 100th race in the heart-pounding world of Formula E. And, guess what? You're invited to join in the excitement. But this isn't just any race: it's a celebration of speed, innovation, and the sheer will to win. Join us as we explore how the team uses OpenText AI and Analytics software to optimize their way to more victories, points, and podium finishes.

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Hackers Developing Malicious LLMs After WormGPT Falls Flat

Data Breach Today

Crooks Are Recruiting AI Experts to Jailbreak Existing LLM Guardrails Cybercrooks are exploring ways to develop custom, malicious large language models after existing tools such as WormGPT failed to cater to their demands for advanced intrusion capabilities, security researchers say. Undergrounds forums teem with hackers' discussions about how to exploit guardrails.

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CISA adds FortiClient EMS, Ivanti EPM CSA, Nice Linear eMerge E3-Series bugs to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities catalog

Security Affairs

U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) adds FortiClient EMS, Ivanti EPM CSA, Nice Linear eMerge E3-Series bugs to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities catalog. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) added the following vulnerabilities to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog. CVE-2023-48788 Fortinet FortiClient EMS SQL Injection Vulnerability CVE-2021-44529 Ivanti Endpoint Manager Cloud Service Appliance (EPM CSA) Code Injection Vulne

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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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New Malware Loader Delivers Agent Tesla Remote Access Trojan Via Phishing

KnowBe4

A new malware loader is delivering the Agent Tesla remote access Trojan (RAT), according to researchers at Trustwave SpiderLabs. The malware is distributed by phishing emails with malicious attachments.

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Hyperscale vs. colocation: Go big or go rent?

IBM Big Data Hub

Here’s the situation: You’re the CIO or similarly empowered representative of an organization. Different voices within your business are calling attention to the awesome scalability and power of hyperscale computing, which you’ve also noticed with increasing interest. Now the word comes down from on high that you’ve been tasked with designing and implementing your company’s hyperscale computing solution—whatever that should be.

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Tycoon 2FA - The Criminals' Favorite Platform for MFA Theft

Data Breach Today

Phishing-as-a-Service Platform Lets Hackers Impersonate More Than 1,100 Domains A phishing-as-a-service platform that allows cybercriminals to impersonate more than 1,100 domains has over the past half year become one of the most widespread adversary-in-the-middle platforms. Attackers are meeting the rise of multifactor authentication by using tools such as Tycoon 2FA.

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Cisco addressed high-severity flaws in IOS and IOS XE software

Security Affairs

Cisco addressed multiple vulnerabilities in IOS and IOS XE software that can be exploited to trigger a denial-of-service (DoS) condition. Cisco this week released patches to address multiple IOS and IOS XE software vulnerabilities. An unauthenticated attacker can exploit several issues fixed by the IT giant to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) condition.

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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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A Simple 'Payment is Underway' Phishing Email Downloads RATs from AWS, GitHub

KnowBe4

Analysis of a new initial access malware attack shows how simple these attacks can be while also proving that malware can reside on legitimate repositories.

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Hardware Vulnerability in Apple’s M-Series Chips

Schneier on Security

It’s yet another hardware side-channel attack: The threat resides in the chips’ data memory-dependent prefetcher, a hardware optimization that predicts the memory addresses of data that running code is likely to access in the near future. By loading the contents into the CPU cache before it’s actually needed, the DMP, as the feature is abbreviated, reduces latency between the main memory and the CPU, a common bottleneck in modern computing.

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Feds Seek Secure-by-Design Armageddon for SQL Injection Bugs

Data Breach Today

Hackers Continue to Abuse Easily Preventable Vulnerability to Cause Massive Damage What will it take to rid the world of SQL injection vulnerabilities, which remain too easily exploitable by attackers for ransacking databases and worse, despite having been classified as "unforgivable" for nearly two decades? U.S. government cybersecurity officials have thoughts.

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CISA adds Microsoft SharePoint bug disclosed at Pwn2Own to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities catalog

Security Affairs

U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) adds a Microsoft SharePoint vulnerability disclosed at the 2023 Pwn2Own to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities catalog. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) added the CVE-2023-24955 Microsoft SharePoint Server Code Injection Vulnerability to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog.

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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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There Is Only So Much Lipstick You Can Put on a Cybercriminal Troll

KnowBe4

The one thing I love about our annual conference in Orlando, KB4-CON, is its thought-provoking nature. Year after year, the events team manages to keep a fine balance between product updates and thought leadership talks. The convention is the best time to shine for all of us at KnowBe4, and nothing is shinier these days than the promise of an AI-powered future.

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Chinese Hackers Charged in Decade-Long Global Spying Rampage

WIRED Threat Level

US and UK officials hit Chinese hacking group APT31 with sanctions and criminal charges after they targeted thousands of businesses, politicians, and critics of China.

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UnitedHealth Admits Patient Data Was 'Taken' in Mega Attack

Data Breach Today

US Government Offers $10M Bounty to Track Down Leadership of BlackCat Crime Group UnitedHealth Group has admitted data was "taken" in the cyberattack on Change Healthcare and has just started analyzing the types of personal, financial and health information potentially compromised. The U.S. is offering a $10 million bounty for BlackCat, which claims to have launched the attack.