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Panel | The Four Steps to Build a Modern Data Protection Platform

Data Breach Today

With data distributed across multiple clouds serving an increasingly remote workforce, can existing data protection programs truly be successful? Most data protection solutions have been built on a foundation of legacy technologies and operations that only drive up complexity and costs. A best-in-class data protection program should be easy to operate, reduce costs, and ultimately drive down data loss risk.

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Interview With a Crypto Scam Investment Spammer

Krebs on Security

Social networks are constantly battling inauthentic bot accounts that send direct messages to users promoting scam cryptocurrency investment platforms. What follows is an interview with a Russian hacker responsible for a series of aggressive crypto spam campaigns that recently prompted several large Mastodon communities to temporarily halt new registrations.

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GUEST ESSAY: A roadmap for wisely tightening cybersecurity in the modern workplace

The Last Watchdog

Hackers can hurt your business or organization in many ways. First and foremost, cyberattacks can lead to data breaches in which sensitive information is stolen. If a cyber-criminal uses you as a way to get at your customers, suppliers, or employees, these vital business relationships can turn sour. Related: Tapping hidden pools of security talent Sometimes hackers can encrypt your systems, holding them hostage and asking you to pay money to regain access to them.

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The Mysteries Behind ColdIntro and ColdInvite: TL;DR edition

Jamf

Learn about the discovery of a novel threat vector on iPhone that allows attackers to circumvent security mitigations by exploiting under-protected co-processors, leveraging access to further compromise the iOS kernel.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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5 Questions to Ask When Evaluating a New Cybersecurity Technology

Dark Reading

Any new cybersecurity technology should be not just a neutral addition to a security stack but a benefit to the other technologies or people managing them.

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Phishing Domains Tanked After Meta Sued Freenom

Krebs on Security

The number of phishing websites tied to domain name registrar Freenom dropped precipitously in the months surrounding a recent lawsuit from social networking giant Meta , which alleged the free domain name provider has a long history of ignoring abuse complaints about phishing websites while monetizing traffic to those abusive domains. The volume of phishing websites registered through Freenom dropped considerably since the registrar was sued by Meta.

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RSAC Fireside Chat: Counteracting Putin’s weaponizing of ransomware — with containment

The Last Watchdog

The ransomware plague endures — and has arisen as a potent weapon in geopolitical conflicts. Related: The Golden Age of cyber espionage Cyber extortion remains a material threat to organizations of all sizes across all industries. Ransomware purveyors have demonstrated their capability to endlessly take advantage of a vastly expanded network attack surface – one that will only continue to expand as the shift to massively interconnected digital services accelerates.

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Leaked EU Document Shows Spain Wants to Ban End-to-End Encryption

WIRED Threat Level

In response to an EU proposal to scan private messages for illegal material, the country's officials said it is “imperative that we have access to the data.

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Android Fingerprint Biometrics Fall to 'BrutePrint' Attack

Data Breach Today

Dictionary Attack Plus Neural Network Fools Security Checks, Researchers Find Security researchers have demonstrated a practical attack that can be used to defeat biometric fingerprint checks and log into a target's Android - but not Apple - smartphone. Dubbed "BrutePrint," the brute force attack is inexpensive and practical to deploy at a large scale.

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Entity Resolution: Your Guide to Deciding Whether to Build It or Buy It

Adding high-quality entity resolution capabilities to enterprise applications, services, data fabrics or data pipelines can be daunting and expensive. Organizations often invest millions of dollars and years of effort to achieve subpar results. This guide will walk you through the requirements and challenges of implementing entity resolution. By the end, you'll understand what to look for, the most common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid, and your options.

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Information Management in Brazil

AIIM

I was in Brazil recently to keynote the Information Show in Sao Paulo. Traveling to and speaking at Information Management conferences is endlessly fascinating. One might think that, except for language and location, Brazilian information management professional would be similar to their counterparts in North America and Europe, and in some regards, they are, but the differences can be surprising.

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RSAC Fireside Chat: The need to stop mobile apps from exposing API keys, user credentials in runtime

The Last Watchdog

As digital transformation accelerates, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have become integral to software development – especially when it comes to adding cool new functionalities to our go-to mobile apps. Related: Collateral damage of T-Mobile hack Yet, APIs have also exponentially increased the attack vectors available to malicious hackers – and the software community has not focused on slowing the widening of this security gap.

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The Underground History of Turla, Russia's Most Ingenious Hacker Group

WIRED Threat Level

From USB worms to satellite-based hacking, Russia’s FSB hackers, known as Turla, have spent 25 years distinguishing themselves as “adversary number one.

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Capita Issued Erroneous Breach Details, Officials Report

Data Breach Today

Local Authority Finds Sensitive Data Was Exposed Despite Assurances to the Contrary Breach notifications from British outsourcing giant Capita mount amid signs the multibillion-pound company doesn't have a firm grip on how much data it exposed. For a company that trumpets its ability to "achieve better outcomes," Capita's inability to grasp the impact of its breaches is ironic.

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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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Tesla Whistleblower Leaks 100GB of Data, Revealing Safety Complaints

Dark Reading

Informants have released data that includes thousands of safety complaints the company has received about its self-driving capability, as well as sensitive information regarding current and past employees.

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Digitizing Records: Getting Started

National Archives Records Express

Digital Imaging Lab [technologies] at Archives 2–[photographed for] Prologue use. National Archives Identifier: 184340999 We continue our series of posts to support the publication of 36 CFR section 1236 subpart E – Digitizing Permanent Records , which provides the requirements for digitizing permanent records. Records management is a crucial part of any agency operation, and the rise of digital technology has led many agencies to digitize their records for improved efficiency and ac

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On the Poisoning of LLMs

Schneier on Security

Interesting essay on the poisoning of LLMs—ChatGPT in particular: Given that we’ve known about model poisoning for years, and given the strong incentives the black-hat SEO crowd has to manipulate results, it’s entirely possible that bad actors have been poisoning ChatGPT for months. We don’t know because OpenAI doesn’t talk about their processes, how they validate the prompts they use for training, how they vet their training data set, or how they fine-tune ChatGPT.

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Open-Source Infostealer RAT Hidden in Malicious NPM Packages

Data Breach Today

TurkoRat Capable of Credential Harvesting, Possesses Features Like Wallet Grabber Researchers have identified two legitimate-looking malicious npm packages that concealed an open-source infostealer for two months before being detected and removed. Developers downloaded the TurkoRat malware about 1,200 times from open-source repositories.

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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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Cyber Warfare Lessons From the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Dark Reading

Techniques used in cyber warfare can be sold to anyone — irrespective of borders, authorities, or affiliations. We need to develop strategies to respond at scale.

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A Threat to Passkeys? BrutePrint Attack Bypasses Fingerprint Authentication

eSecurity Planet

Security researchers recently published a paper detailing an attack they say can be used to bypass smartphone fingerprint authentication. Yiling He of China’s Zhejiang University and Yu Chen of Tencent Security’s Xuanwu Lab are calling the attack BrutePrint , which they say can be used to hijack fingerprint images. An attack like BrutePrint could present a significant threat to passkeys , an increasingly popular way to replace passwords with authentication methods like fingerprint au

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Recipe For Disaster: The Year Tony Roma Married My Mom

Information Governance Perspectives

In T he Bastard of Beverly Hills , I tell a crazy story about the time my mother was married to restaurateur Tony Roma, and though it’s true to the best of my recollection, people shouldn’t get the wrong impression about him. Tony was a fine man. He was driven, charismatic, funny, and, like me, a bit of a romantic. You can read more about exactly what happened between us in the book, but the bottom line is that the chef didn’t deserve the hell I put him through during the short

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iSpoof Admin Gets Up to 13 Years in 115M Euro Vishing Fraud

Data Breach Today

Tejay Fletcher Made It Easy for Scammers to Impersonate Phone Numbers The mastermind behind a criminal website that sold tools for scammers who defrauded victims globally of more than 115 million euros received a 13-year, four-month prison sentence in the United Kingdom just months after law enforcement seized the site.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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Russia's War in Ukraine Shows Cyberattacks Can Be War Crimes

Dark Reading

Ukraine's head of cybersecurity Victor Zhora says the world needs "efficient legal instruments to confront cyber terrorism.

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Enhance Your Legal Department's Performance with Strategic Planning and Technology

Hanzo Learning Center

In-House Legal Departments, like any other business function, must be efficient and effective to deliver the best possible results. They must balance their workload, comply with regulatory requirements, and provide legal counsel to their organization in a cost-effective and streamlined manner. That’s where a Legal Operations professional can help, particularly by prioritizing strategic planning, technology, and information governance to ensure the department runs efficiently and provides the bes

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What is DKIM Email Security Technology? DKIM Explained

eSecurity Planet

The DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) email authentication standard enables email servers to check incoming emails to verify the sender and detect email message alterations. This standard solves the problem of determining if emails have been intercepted and modified in transit and helps to detect SPAM and spoofed emails. By implementing DKIM, an organization improves the reputation of its own emails and enables receiving email servers to improve their own email security.

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State-Aligned Actors Targeting SMBs Globally

Data Breach Today

Vulnerable Small to Midsized Organizations Are Now Favored Victims of APT Actors State-aligned hackers are increasingly targeting small and medium-sized businesses worldwide, as SMBs are more likely to be under-protected against cybersecurity threats such as phishing campaigns, according to a new report by cybersecurity firm Proofpoint.

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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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PyPI Shuts Down Over the Weekend, Says Incident Was Overblown

Dark Reading

The climate of concern around open source security and supply chain attacks may have caused a small story to become a big one.

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Credible Handwriting Machine

Schneier on Security

In case you don’t have enough to worry about, someone has built a credible handwriting machine: This is still a work in progress, but the project seeks to solve one of the biggest problems with other homework machines, such as this one that I covered a few months ago after it blew up on social media. The problem with most homework machines is that they’re too perfect.

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IBM Consulting unveils Center of Excellence for generative AI

IBM Big Data Hub

IBM Consulting has established a Center of Excellence for generative AI. It stands alongside IBM Consulting’s existing global AI and Automation practice, which includes 21,000 data and AI consultants who have conducted over 40,000 enterprise client engagements. The Center of Excellence (CoE) already has more than 1,000 consultants with specialized generative AI expertise that are engaging with a global set of clients to drive productivity in IT operations and core business processes like H