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Security Alert: Daixin Ransomware Targets Healthcare

Data Breach Today

Cybercrime Gang Wields Phishing Emails and Proficiency for VMware Environments Beware ransomware and data extortion shakedowns that trace to a cybercrime gang called Daixin Team, which is especially targeting the healthcare sector, as well as wielding phishing emails and a proficiency with VMware server environments, warns a new U.S. government cybersecurity advisory.

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GUEST ESSAY: Sure steps to achieve a robust employee cybersecurity awareness training regimen

The Last Watchdog

Employee security awareness is the most important defense against data breaches. Related: Leveraging security standards to protect your company. It involves regularly changing passwords and inventorying sensitive data. Cybercriminals view employees as a path of least resistance. As such, you should limit the amount of information that employees have access to.

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Stress Is Driving Cybersecurity Professionals to Rethink Roles

Dark Reading

Burnout has led one-third of cybersecurity staffers to consider changing jobs over the next two years, potentially further deepening the talent shortage, research shows.

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The Anticipant Organization

OpenText Information Management

Imagine if the world went dark and there were no internet. Even for a day. For a week. Consider the massive fallout for organizations everywhere. Digitalization has morphed from a useful function to a bedrock of society. It is at the center of all future growth. But as our technology advances beyond human limits, carrying … The post The Anticipant Organization appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

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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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Major UK Outsourcer Hit With Multi-Million Dollar Fine Due to a Phishing Attack

KnowBe4

Britain's data watchdog has fined major construction group Interserve with a £4.4m fine. This was due to a cyber attack stole personal and financial details for over 113,000 employees and the company failed to stop the attack.

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AIIM Names Tori Miller Liu Chief Executive Officer

AIIM

The Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM), the world’s leading association dedicated to the information management industry and its practice, announced today that it has appointed Tori Miller Liu as its next Chief Executive Officer, effective December 1, 2022. She replaces Peggy Winton who, earlier this year, announced her decision to step down after serving in this position for seven years.

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FIRESIDE CHAT: Timely employee training, targeted testing needed to quell non-stop phishing

The Last Watchdog

Humans are rather easily duped. And this is the fundamental reason phishing persists as a predominant cybercriminal activity. Related: How MSSPs help secure business networks. Tricking someone into clicking to a faked landing page and typing in their personal information has become an ingrained pitfall of digital commerce. The deleterious impact on large enterprises and small businesses alike has been – and continues to be — profound.

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The Future of Human Intelligence: A Conversation with Ray Kurzweil

OpenText Information Management

Information is at the core of being human, the universe and evolution itself. Information creation is accelerating, and its use is transformative in nature. Machines generate more information than humans today. Machines share their knowledge instantly and understand the nuances of language. One day, machines will directly enhance the human mind, and allow each human … The post The Future of Human Intelligence: A Conversation with Ray Kurzweil appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

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Cyber Events Disrupt Polish, Slovakian Parliament IT Systems

Data Breach Today

Poland Senate Alleges Russian Connection to DDoS Attack Parliament IT systems in two East European capitals were disrupted Thursday. The Poland Senate said a distributed denial-of-service attack partially originated from inside Russia. In Slovakia, a Parliament speaker postponed voting after telling lawmakers that vote-counting systems were not working.

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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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Multiple vulnerabilities affect the Juniper Junos OS

Security Affairs

Juniper Networks devices are affected by multiple high-severity issues, including code execution vulnerabilities. Multiple high-severity security vulnerabilities have been discovered in Juniper Networks devices. “Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in the J-Web component of Juniper Networks Junos OS. One or more of these issues could lead to unauthorized local file access, cross-site scripting attacks, path injection and traversal, or local file inclusion.” reads the advisory pu

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Privacy and Cybersecurity Due Diligence Considerations in M&A Transactions

Data Protection Report

Privacy and cybersecurity practices of target companies are being increasingly scrutinized throughout the due diligence process in M&A transactions. Particularly, buyers want to understand the risk and value inherent in sellers’ data assets and sellers want to manage transactional and post-closing risks. In the course of their privacy and cybersecurity due diligence, buyers should consider the following when assessing the risks associated with purchasing a company: First, how robust are the

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Cybersecurity Risks & Stats This Spooky Season

Dark Reading

From ransomware to remote workers to cyber-extortion gangs to Fred in shipping who clicks on the wrong link, cybersecurity concerns can keep you awake this season and all seasons.

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UK Firm Fined for Poor Security Prior to Ransomware Attack

Data Breach Today

Interserve Ran Obsolete Servers and Didn't Verify Malware Deletion The U.K. Information Commissioner levied a nearly $5 million fine against Interserve Group Limited for its lack of security protections in the run-up to a 2020 ransomware attack. The firm kept employee data on servers running obsolete versions of Windows and used outdated antivirus software.

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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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Cybercriminals Use Fake Public PoCs to Spread Malware and Steal Data

eSecurity Planet

GitHub proofs of concept (PoCs) for known vulnerabilities could themselves contain malware as often as 10% of the time, security researchers have found. Researchers at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science have alerted security professionals about risks associated with GitHub and other platforms like pastebin that host public PoCs of exploits for known vulnerabilities.

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ISO 27001:2022 Has Been Released – What Does It Mean for Your Organisation?

IT Governance

A new version of ISO 27001 was published this week, introducing several significant changes in the way organisations are expected to manage information security. The Standard was last revised almost a decade ago (although a new iteration of the supplementary standard ISO 27002 was published in February 2022), meaning that the release of ISO 27001:2022 has been much needed and highly anticipated.

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Apple backports fixes for CVE-2022-42827 zero-day to older iPhones, iPads

Security Affairs

Apple released updates to backport the recently released security patches for CVE-2022-42827 zero-day to older iPhones and iPads. Apple has released new security updates to backport security patches released this week to address actively exploited CVE-2022-42827 in older iPhones and iPads, addressing an actively exploited zero-day bug. Early this week, Apple addressed the ninth zero-day vulnerability exploited in attacks in the wild since the start of the year.

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Medlab Pathology Breach Affects 223,000 Australians

Data Breach Today

Medical Records and Credit Card Details of Patients Compromised One of Australia's largest private testing laboratories announced a data breach affecting 223,000 Australians. Ransomware-as-a-service group Quantum took credit for the incident, posting an 86-gigabyte file in June. "There is no evidence of misuse of any of the information," says Medlab Pathology.

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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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New York Legislature Considers New York Child Data Privacy and Protection Act

Hunton Privacy

On September 23, 2022, New York State Senator Andrew Gounardes introduced S9563 , also known as the “New York Child Data Privacy and Protection Act.” The bill, which resembles the recently passed California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act , bans certain data collection and targeted advertising and requires data controllers to, among other obligations, assess the impact of their products on children.

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IT Governance Podcast Episode 11: EU-US Data Privacy Framework, Ransomware & Cyber Detection

IT Governance

This week, we discuss the new mechanism for transferring EU residents’ personal data to the US, the first GDPR Data Protection Seal, a new ransomware attack targeting Ukraine and its allies, and the first layer in a defence-in-depth approach to cyber security: detection. Now available on Spotify , Amazon Music , Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. The post IT Governance Podcast Episode 11: EU-US Data Privacy Framework, Ransomware & Cyber Detection appeared first on IT Governance UK Blog.

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Google fixes a new actively exploited Chrome zero-day, it is the seventh one this year

Security Affairs

Google Thursday released an emergency patch for Chrome 107 to address the actively exploited zero-day vulnerability CVE-2022-3723. Google released an emergency update for the Chrome 107 to address an actively exploited zero-day vulnerability tracked as CVE-2022-3723. The CVE-2022-3723 flaw is a type confusion issue that resides in the Chrome V8 Javascript engine.

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Microsoft, IBM, Splunk Dominate SIEM Gartner Magic Quadrant

Data Breach Today

Microsoft Enters Leaders Quadrant While LogRhythm, Rapid7 Fall in Latest Rankings A surging Microsoft has leapfrogged to the top of the SIEM Gartner Magic Quadrant, catapulting past security operations stalwarts IBM, Splunk, Securonix and Exabeam. Microsoft has climbed from being named a visionary by Gartner last year to crushing the SIEM market in execution ability this year.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Ransomware Barrage Aimed at US Healthcare Sector, Feds Warn

Dark Reading

A CISA advisory warns that the Daixin Team ransomware group has put the US healthcare system in its crosshairs for data extortion, and provides tools to fight back.

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Heartbleed 2.0? OpenSSL Warns of Second-Ever Critical Security Flaw

eSecurity Planet

The OpenSSL project this week announced plans to release version 3.0.7 on November 1 to patch a critical security flaw affecting versions 3.0 and later. Co-founder Mark J. Cox noted it’s only the second critical patch “since we started rating flaws back in 2014.” OpenSSL identifies critical issues as those affecting common configurations and likely to be exploitable, with examples including “significant disclosure of the contents of server memory (potentially revealing us

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Thomson Reuters collected and leaked at least 3TB of sensitive data

Security Affairs

The multinational media conglomerate Thomson Reuters left a database with sensitive customer and corporate data exposed online. Original post at [link]. Thomson Reuters, a multinational media conglomerate, left an open database with sensitive customer and corporate data, including third-party server passwords in plaintext format. Attackers could use the details for a supply-chain attack.

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Cybereason Lays Off Another 200 Workers Amid Report of Sale

Data Breach Today

Cybereason's Latest Layoffs Come Less Than 5 Months After Company Cut Staff by 10% Cybereason has carried out another round of layoffs, axing 200 workers just days after a report that the endpoint security vendor is pursuing a sale. The company plans to reduce its staff by 17% - or 200 employees - less than five months after laying off 10% of its workforce.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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Over Two-Thirds of Organizations Have No Ransomware-Specific Incident Response Playbook

KnowBe4

A newly released report on ransomware preparedness shows organizations are improving their security stance in comparison to last year, but overall still aren’t doing enough.

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Critical Vulnerability in Open SSL

Schneier on Security

There are no details yet, but it’s really important that you patch Open SSL 3.x when the new version comes out on Tuesday. How bad is “Critical”? According to OpenSSL, an issue of critical severity affects common configurations and is also likely exploitable. It’s likely to be abused to disclose server memory contents, and potentially reveal user details, and could be easily exploited remotely to compromise server private keys or execute code execute remotely.

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OpenSSL to fix the second critical flaw ever

Security Affairs

The OpenSSL Project announced an upcoming update to address a critical vulnerability in the open-source toolkit. The OpenSSL Project announced that it is going to release updates to address a critical vulnerability in the open-source toolkit. Experts pointed out that it is the first critical vulnerability patched in toolkit since September 2016. “The OpenSSL project team would like to announce the forthcoming release of OpenSSL version 3.0.7.