Sat.Aug 19, 2023 - Fri.Aug 25, 2023

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Tourists Give Themselves Away by Looking Up. So Do Most Network Intruders.

Krebs on Security

In large metropolitan areas, tourists are often easy to spot because they’re far more inclined than locals to gaze upward at the surrounding skyscrapers. Security experts say this same tourist dynamic is a dead giveaway in virtually all computer intrusions that lead to devastating attacks like data theft and ransomware, and that more organizations should set simple virtual tripwires that sound the alarm when authorized users and devices are spotted exhibiting this behavior.

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GUEST ESSAY: Lessons to be learned from the waves of BofA phone number spoofing scams

The Last Watchdog

Phone number spoofing involves manipulating caller ID displays to mimic legitimate phone numbers, giving scammers a deceptive veil of authenticity. Related: The rise of ‘SMS toll fraud’ The Bank of America scam serves as a prime example of how criminals exploit this technique. These scammers impersonate Bank of America representatives, using the genuine bank’s phone number (+18004321000) to gain trust and deceive their targets.

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The Hidden Benefits of Negotiating With Ransomware Attackers

Data Breach Today

GuidePoint Security's Mark Lance on Ways to Delay and Gather Info on Cybercriminals Conventional wisdom recommends to never negotiate with ransomware actors. They can't be trusted. But Mark Lance at GuidePoint Security recently made the case that organizations can gather important information through negotiations, slow down the process and even lower the ransom demand.

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Hybrid Post-Quantum Signatures in Hardware Security Keys

Elie

We introduce a hybrid digital signature scheme based on two building blocks: a classically-secure scheme, ECDSA, and a post-quantum secure one, Dilithium. Our hybrid scheme maintains the guarantees of each underlying building block even if the other one is broken, thus being resistant to classical and quantum attacks.

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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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Kroll Employee SIM-Swapped for Crypto Investor Data

Krebs on Security

Security consulting giant Kroll disclosed today that a SIM-swapping attack against one of its employees led to the theft of user information for multiple cryptocurrency platforms that are relying on Kroll services in their ongoing bankruptcy proceedings. And there are indications that fraudsters may already be exploiting the stolen data in phishing attacks.

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ISMG Editors: The Shifting Cyber Insurance Landscape

Data Breach Today

Also: Global Privacy Trends; Tornado Cash Founders Charged In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss the shifting dynamics of cyber insurance, why APAC is approaching privacy regulations around emerging technologies, and how U.S. authorities charged the co-founders of cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash with money laundering.

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Spear Phishing Prevention: 10 Ways to Protect Your Organization

eSecurity Planet

Spear phishing is a more targeted and effective phishing technique that attempts to exploit specific individuals or groups within an organization. While phishing uses a broader range of tactics, such as mass emailing to random recipients, spear phishing is often well-researched and tailored to high-value targets. A typical spear phishing attack follows a familiar pattern of emails with attachments.

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CHINA: uncertainties helpfully clarified on various key data compliance activities

DLA Piper Privacy Matters

Helpful guidance on some previously uncertain areas of China data protection compliance programmes have been provided by the Administrative Measures for Personal Information Protection Compliance Audit (Draft for Comment) (“ Draft Measures ”), which were published for public consultation on 3 August 2023 by the Cyberspace Administration of China (“ CAC ”).

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News Alert: AVer joins forces with Nureva to deliver seamless, simplified meeting equipment

The Last Watchdog

Fremont, Calif., Aug. 22, 2023 — AVer Information Inc. USA , the award-winning provider of video collaboration and education solutions, announces a technology collaboration with Nureva to streamline hybrid meeting room connectivity. The plug-and-play hybrid meeting bundles include AVer’s CAM550 , a 4K dual lens PTZ camera, and Nureva’s HDL300 audio system , an integrated microphone and speaker bar.

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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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Victims Sue Financial Firms Over MOVEit Data Breaches

Data Breach Today

Fresh Lawsuits Target Prudential, Plus Charles Schwab and Subsidiary TD Ameritrade Two financial services giants hit by the mass attack on MOVEit file-sharing software - Prudential and Schwab - are the latest victims to face lawsuits from affected individuals. The suit filed against Prudential seeks 10 years of prepaid identity theft monitoring services instead of the usual two.

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6 Best IT Asset Management (ITAM) Software 2023

eSecurity Planet

IT asset management software helps IT teams track and manage all the assets their company uses in its IT infrastructure. ITAM tools track hardware and software lifecycles so IT teams know how to best protect and use those assets. ITAM can also play an important role in cybersecurity by discovering and updating assets as part of the vulnerability management and patching process.

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CHINA: only 100 days to file SCCs for cross-border data transfers –  practical tips and insights

DLA Piper Privacy Matters

Authors: Carolyn Bigg and Amanda Ge Businesses who must follow the China SCCs route to legitimize their cross-border transfers of personal data must file their signed China SCCs together with the supporting personal information impact assessment (“PIIA”) report with their local CAC branch by no later than 30 November 2023. This requires significant effort, and so businesses must act now to meet the filing deadline.

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News Alert: airSlate partners with Forthright to launch automated business-efficiency, workflow tool

The Last Watchdog

Boston, Mass, Aug. 22, 2023 – airSlate , a leader in document workflow automation solutions, today announced the launch of QuickStart in collaboration with partner Forthright Technology Providers , a leading provider of user-centric IT solutions and services. The comprehensive package, available at a fixed price, combines airSlate’s automation tools, including customizable workflows and built-in eSignatures, with Forthright’s professional services, enabling organizations to streamline business

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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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Russian Toolkit Aims to Make Online Scamming Easy for Anyone

Data Breach Today

Fraudster Users Call Victims 'Mammoths,' Leading Eset to Dub Them 'Neanderthals' A likely Russian toolkit dubbed Telekopye by security researchers lets thieves concentrate on honing their social engineering without having to worry about the technical side of online scamming. Users dub victims "Mammoths," leading security firm Eset to christen Telekopye customers "Neanderthals.

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What Is Secure Remote Access?

eSecurity Planet

Secure remote access protects remote business communications that are otherwise susceptible to network and remote protocol exploits. Remote access plays an important role for businesses with remote workforces, geographically disparate branch offices, and limited technical resources. Because it creates connections between a client device and a host device, remote access must be secured.

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Cybersecurity: CASB vs SASE

Security Affairs

Understanding cybersecurity aspects addressed by Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and Secure Access Service Edge ( SASE ) In an increasingly digital world, where businesses rely on cloud services and remote access, cybersecurity has become paramount. As organizations strive to safeguard their data, applications, and networks, two prominent concepts have emerged as vital components of modern cybersecurity: Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and Secure Access Service Edge ( SASE ).

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How we used generative AI to run a generative AI hackathon

Collibra

As the data intelligence company, we’ve long anticipated broad adoption of AI, and Collibrians with data science and machine learning expertise have been working diligently on ways to apply AI/ML. Disruptive technologies such as ChatGPT , Bard , and other generative AI technologies suddenly made AI accessible to everyone, regardless of their level of data science expertise.

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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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Spain to Launch Europe's First AI Regulatory Agency

Data Breach Today

Madrid Touts Strategy for 'Inclusive, Sustainable, Citizen-Focused' AI Spain is set to launch Europe's first-ever artificial intelligence regulatory agency as the trading bloc finalizes legislation meant to mitigate risks and ban AI applications considered too risky. Madrid said its goal is to foster AI that is "inclusive, sustainable, and centered on citizens.

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What is a Managed Security Service Provider? MSSPs Explained

eSecurity Planet

Cybersecurity can be difficult to implement, and to make matters worse, the security professionals needed to do it right are in short supply. Managed IT security service providers (MSSPs) make life easier for organizations by providing outsourced expertise and tools at a fraction of the cost, time, and trouble of doing it yourself. This article will explore the nature of MSSPs and how they can help businesses, nonprofits, governments, and other organizations have better security with less effort

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Snatch gang claims the hack of the Department of Defence South Africa

Security Affairs

Snatch gang claims the hack of the Department of Defence South Africa and added the military organization to its leak site. The Snatch ransomware group added the Department of Defence South Africa to its data leak site. The mission of the Department of Defence is to provide, manage, prepare and employ defence capabilities commensurate with the needs of South Africa, as regulated by the Constitution, national legislation, parliamentary and executive direction.

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Trump’s Prosecution Is America’s Last Hope

WIRED Threat Level

Social norms—not laws—are the underlying fabric of democracy. The Georgia indictment against Donald Trump is the last tool remaining to repair that which he’s torn apart.

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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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Mississippi Hospital System Still Struggling With Attack

Data Breach Today

The Gulf Coast Provider Is Among the Regional Health Systems Hit Recently A three-hospital health system serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast has resorted to paper charting and other manual processes for patient care as it deals with a cyberattack that forced it to take systems offline. The incident is the latest disruptive attack on a regional medical provider.

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How to Prevent Data Breaches: Data Breach Prevention Tips

eSecurity Planet

With the ever-present threat of data breaches, organizations need to adopt best practices to help prevent breaches and to respond to them when they occur to limit any damage. And breaches will occur – because bad guys make a living by figuring out ways to circumvent security best practices. Here are some data breach prevention and response practices that have stood the test of time, followed by a reference list of some vendor resources that can help you improve your own cybersecurity and inciden

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Whiffy Recon malware triangulates the position of infected systems via Wi-Fi

Security Affairs

Experts observed the SmokeLoader malware delivering a new Wi-Fi scanning malware strain dubbed Whiffy Recon. Secureworks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) researchers observed the Smoke Loader botnet dropping a new Wi-Fi scanning malware named Whiffy Recon. The malicious code triangulates the positions of the infected systems using nearby Wi-Fi access points as a data point for Google’s geolocation API. “The scan results are mapped to a JSON structure (see Figure 5) that is sent to the Googl

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When We Say We Want “Resolution”: DPI and PPI Explained

National Archives Records Express

This is the next post in a series supporting the publication of 36 CFR section 1236 subpart E – Digitizing Permanent Records. All of the posts have been collected under the 36 CFR Section 1236 category. Photo imagery interpreter SGT Ted Johnson identifies a target as SSGT Doug Lucia plots it during the 1988 Worldwide Reconnaissance Air Meet (RAM ’88).

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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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Tesla Sues 2 Former Employees Over Insider Data Breach

Data Breach Today

Whistleblower Leaks Included Information on 75,735 Current and Former Employees Tesla says it is suing two former employees for perpetrating a May data breach that exposed personal information for 75,735 current and former employees. The information was contained in a massive set of data leaked to a publication on whistleblowing grounds.

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Weekly Vulnerability Recap – August 21, 2023 – When ACE Equals Bad

eSecurity Planet

Normally, ‘ace’ implies something great, such as to ace an exam or to draw an ace in Blackjack. Unfortunately, arbitrary code execution (ACE) means that an attacker can use a vulnerability to execute any code they want on a device. In the vulnerabilities covered this week, attackers used an ACE vulnerability to install webshells and similar backdoors on vulnerable systems.

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Israel and US to Invest $3.85 Million in projects for critical infrastructure protection through the BIRD Cyber Program

Security Affairs

Israel and US government agencies announced the BIRD Cyber Program, an investment of roughly $4M in projects to enhance the cyber resilience of critical infrastructure. The BIRD Cyber Program is a joint initiative from the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD), the Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation, and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to promote projects to enhance the cyber resilience of critic