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The Difference Between Unstructured Data and Structured Data

AIIM

If you are new to AIIM, you might be wondering what AIIM means when we say "information," which we admittedly say a lot. My favorite explanation of information is from Steve Weissman, CIP, who told me that he simply refers to information as "stuff in a box." Information represents all the data you manage within your organization. Information means both structured and unstructured data.

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A Business Case Tip for InfoGov

Weissman's World

Making the business case for Doing Information Right™ is often one of the biggest challenges we face, in no small part because so many of the improvements we can achieve are “soft” ones that our senior managers can readily push back on: Improving findability Boosting compliance Supporting self-service Reducing legal risk Now, we know these… Read More » A Business Case Tip for InfoGov The post A Business Case Tip for InfoGov appeared first on Holly Group.

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A flaw in the R programming language could allow code execution

Security Affairs

A flaw in the R programming language enables the execution of arbitrary code when parsing specially crafted RDS and RDX files. A vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2024-27322 (CVSS v3: 8.8), in the R programming language could allow arbitrary code execution upon deserializing specially crafted R Data Serialization (RDS) or R package files (RDX). R is an open-source programming language widely used for statistical computing and graphics.

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How Intel 471's Buy of Cyborg Is Reshaping Threat Hunting

Data Breach Today

Why Customers Benefit From Bringing Threat Hunting and Threat Intelligence Together Intel 471 bought a threat hunting startup led by a Raytheon and Swimlane leader to help clients more effectively address complex cyberthreats. Buying Cyborg Security will bring threat hunting and threat intelligence together to beef up security posture and take proactive measures against hackers.

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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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FCC Fines Major U.S. Wireless Carriers for Selling Customer Location Data

Krebs on Security

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today levied fines totaling nearly $200 million against the four major carriers — including AT&T , Sprint , T-Mobile and Verizon — for illegally sharing access to customers’ location information without consent. The fines mark the culmination of a more than four-year investigation into the actions of the major carriers.

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The Breach of a Face Recognition Firm Reveals a Hidden Danger of Biometrics

WIRED Threat Level

Outabox, an Australian firm that scanned faces for bars and clubs, suffered a breach that shows the problems with giving companies your biometric data.

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Dropbox Sees Breach of Legally Binding E-Signature Service

Data Breach Today

All Dropbox Sign Users' Emails Stolen, Plus Some MFA and OAuth Tokens, API Keys Dropbox said hackers breached its infrastructure and stole swaths of customer data for its legally binding electronic signature service, Dropbox Sign, including names, emails, hashed passwords and authentication tokens. The company has begun forcing password resets and API key rotation.

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Man Who Mass-Extorted Psychotherapy Patients Gets Six Years

Krebs on Security

A 26-year-old Finnish man was sentenced to more than six years in prison today after being convicted of hacking into an online psychotherapy clinic, leaking tens of thousands of patient therapy records, and attempting to extort the clinic and patients. On October 21, 2020, the Vastaamo Psychotherapy Center in Finland became the target of blackmail when a tormentor identified as “ransom_man” demanded payment of 40 bitcoins (~450,000 euros at the time) in return for a promise not to publish highly

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RSAC Fireside Chat: How the open-source community hustled to identify LLM vulnerabilities

The Last Watchdog

It took some five years to get to 100 million users of the World Wide Web and it took just one year to get to 100 million Facebook users. Related: LLM risk mitigation strategies Then along came GenAI and Large Language Models (LLM) and it took just a couple of weeks to get to 100 million ChatGPT users. LLM is a game changer in the same vein as the Gutenberg Press and the Edison light bulb.

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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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Jamf named CVE Numbering Authority

Jamf

Jamf has been authorized by the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) program as a CVE Numbering Authority! Learn more about the CVE program and what this means for Jamf.

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Secure by Design: UK Enforces IoT Device Cybersecurity Rules

Data Breach Today

Law Bans Universal Default Passwords; Requires Bug-Reporting Channels, Update Plan Say goodbye to buying internet of things devices in Britain with a default or hardcoded password set to "12345," as the country has banned manufacturers from shipping internet-connected and network-connected devices that don't comply with minimum cybersecurity standards.

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ZLoader Malware adds Zeus’s anti-analysis feature

Security Affairs

Zloader continues to evolve, its authors added an anti-analysis feature that was originally present in the Zeus banking trojan. Zloader (aka Terdot, DELoader, or Silent Night) is a modular trojan based on the leaked ZeuS source code. After a hiatus of almost two years, Zloader reappeared with new obfuscation techniques, domain generation algorithm (DGA), and network communication.

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RSAC Fireside Chat: APIs are wondrous connectors — and the wellspring of multiplying exposures

The Last Watchdog

At the close of 2019, API security was a concern, though not necessarily a top priority for many CISOs. Related: GenAI ignites 100x innovation Then Covid 19 hit, and API growth skyrocketed, a trajectory that only steepened when Generative AI ( GenAI ) and Large Language Models ( LLMs ) burst onto the scene. As RSA Conference 2024 gets underway next week at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, dealing with the privacy and security fall out of those back-to-back disruptive developments will command a l

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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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The Dangerous Rise of GPS Attacks

WIRED Threat Level

Thousands of planes and ships are facing GPS jamming and spoofing. Experts warn these attacks could potentially impact critical infrastructure, communication networks, and more.

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Correlating Cyber Investments With Business Outcomes

Data Breach Today

SecurityGate CEO Ted Gutierrez said the SEC's new cybersecurity mandates give "more teeth to the idea that cybersecurity is a business problem." He discussed the need for CISOs to link cyber risk and business outcomes and other ways in which the rules affect the field of cybersecurity.

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Muddling Meerkat, a mysterious DNS Operation involving China’s Great Firewall

Security Affairs

The China-linked threat actors Muddling Meerkat are manipulating DNS to probe networks globally since 2019. Infoblox researchers observed China-linked threat actors Muddling Meerkat using sophisticated DNS activities since 2019 to bypass traditional security measures and probe networks worldwide. The experts noticed a spike in activity observed in September 2023.

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RSAC Fireside Chat: Secure, flexible web browsers finally available, thanks to open-source code

The Last Watchdog

At the end of 2000, I was hired by USA Today to cover Microsoft, which at the time was being prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice. Related: Why proxies aren’t enough Microsoft had used illegal monopolistic practices to crush Netscape Navigator thereby elevating Internet Explorer (IE) to become far and away the No. 1 web browser. IE’s reign proved to be fleeting.

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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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These Dangerous Scammers Don’t Even Bother to Hide Their Crimes

WIRED Threat Level

“Yahoo Boy” cybercriminals are openly running dozens of scams across Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, TikTok, YouTube, and more. And they’re not afraid to show it off online.

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New Botnet 'Goldoon' Targets D-Link Devices

Data Breach Today

FortiGuard Labs Identifies Botnet Exploiting Decade-Old D-Link Vulnerability Hackers are taking advantage of D-Link home routers left unpatched for a decade and turning them into a newly formed botnet researchers dubbed "Goldoon." The vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary commands remotely via the proprietary Home Network Administration Protocol.

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CISA adds GitLab flaw to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities catalog

Security Affairs

CISA adds GitLab Community and Enterprise Editions improper access control vulnerability to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities catalog. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) added a GitLab Community and Enterprise Editions improper access control vulnerability to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog. The issue, tracked as CVE-2023-7028 (CVSS score: 10.0), is an account takeover via Password Reset.

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MY TAKE: Is Satya Nadella’s ‘Secure Future Initiative’ a deja vu of ‘Trustworthy Computing?’

The Last Watchdog

SAN FRANCISCO — On the eve of what promises to be a news-packed RSA Conference 2024 , opening here on Monday, Microsoft is putting its money where its mouth is. Related: Shedding light on LLM vulnerabilities More precisely the software titan is putting money within reach of its senior executives’ mouths. Screenshot In a huge development, Microsoft announced today that it is revising its security practices, organizational structure, and, most importantly, its executive compensation in an at

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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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Protecting Your Digital Footprint: The Dangers of Sharing Too Much on Social Media

KnowBe4

For most folks, social media has become integral to their daily lives in today's hyperconnected world. They use platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share their thoughts, experiences and personal moments with friends and family.

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Verizon Breach Report: Vulnerability Hacks Tripled in 2023

Data Breach Today

Data Breach Report Lead Author Alex Pinto Discusses Top Findings, Best Practices Verizon's 17th annual 2024 Data Breach Investigations Report highlights a troubling trend: The exploitation of vulnerabilities in the wild has tripled, primarily due to ransomware actors targeting zero-day vulnerabilities, such as the MOVEit flaw that triggered numerous data theft incidents.

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Panda Restaurant Group disclosed a data breach

Security Affairs

Panda Restaurant Group disclosed a data breach that occurred in March, resulting in the theft of associates’ personal information. Panda Restaurant Group disclosed a data breach that occurred in March, resulting in the theft of personal information belonging to its associates. Panda Restaurant Group , Inc. is the parent company of Panda Inn, Panda Express and Hibachi-San.

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The UK Bans Default Passwords

Schneier on Security

The UK is the first country to ban default passwords on IoT devices. On Monday, the United Kingdom became the first country in the world to ban default guessable usernames and passwords from these IoT devices. Unique passwords installed by default are still permitted. The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act 2022 (PSTI) introduces new minimum-security standards for manufacturers, and demands that these companies are open with consumers about how long their products will rec

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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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Vulnerability Recap 4/29/24 – Cisco, Microsoft, Palo Alto & More

eSecurity Planet

Many of this week’s disclosures involve new aspects of old vulnerabilities. Palo Alto’s Pan-OS flaw impacts Siemens products and receives new remediation instructions. An old Microsoft Windows spooler flaw is added to the CISA KEV list, and the Cactus Ransomware gang currently pursues unfixed Qlik Sense servers with a vulnerability patched in September 2023.

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New Report Exposes Iranian Hacking Group's Media Masquerade

Data Breach Today

Mandiant Says APT42 Members Have Been Posing as Journalists to Steal Troves of Data Members of the Iranian state hacking group APT42 have been observed posing as journalists from credible news outlets and well-known research institutions as part of a global effort to harvest credentials and hack into victim cloud networks, according to a Mandiant report published Wednesday.

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The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services disclosed a data breach

Security Affairs

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services reported a data breach that exposed thousands of patients’ personal and health information. The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services disclosed a data breach that impacted thousands of patients. Patients’ personal and health information was exposed after a phishing attack impacted over two dozen employees.