2019

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Target Sues Insurer Over 2013 Data Breach Costs

Data Breach Today

Lawsuit Claims Insurer Owes Retailer for Coverage of Card Replacement Costs Target has filed a lawsuit against its long-time insurer, ACE American Insurance Co., in an attempt to recoup money it spent to replace payment cards as part of settlements over the retailer's massive 2013 data breach. Find out how much money the company is seeking.

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Hidden Cam Above Bluetooth Pump Skimmer

Krebs on Security

Tiny hidden spy cameras are a common sight at ATMs that have been tampered with by crooks who specialize in retrofitting the machines with card skimmers. But until this past week I’d never heard of hidden cameras being used at gas pumps in tandem with Bluetooth-based card skimming devices. Apparently, I’m not alone. “I believe this is the first time I’ve seen a camera on a gas pump with a Bluetooth card skimmer,” said Detective Matt Jogodka of the Las Vegas Police Departm

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Enterprise Architecture Tools and the Changing Role of the Enterprise Architect

erwin

Enterprise architecture tools are becoming more important than ever. The International Enterprise Architecture Institute (IEAI) defines enterprise architecture (EA) as “the analysis and documentation of an enterprise in its current and future states from an integrated strategy, business and technology perspective.”. In the era of data-driven business, such perspective is critical.

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Record Retention is a Key Component of Your Privacy and Cyber Compliance Program

Data Protection Report

This blogpost summarises our recent webinar: “ An urgent message from Berlin: The importance of record retention in privacy and cybersecurity ”. Why should this be a high priority project? Increased regulation and enforcement action. In 2019, we saw regulators put a renewed focus on how long businesses retain personal information. The most significant action came in October, when the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information issued a €14.5million fine against German real

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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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Data Enrichment, People Data Labs and Another 622M Email Addresses

Troy Hunt

Until this month, I'd never heard of People Data Labs (PDL). I'd certainly heard of the sector they operate in - "Data Enrichment" - but I'd never heard of the company itself. I've become more familiar with this sector over recent years due to the frequency with which it's been suffering data breaches that have ultimately landed in my inbox. For example, there's Dun & Bradstreet's NetProspex which leaked 33M records in 2017 , Exactis who had 132M records breached last year and the Apollo dat

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Brexit data firm broke Canadian privacy laws, watchdog finds

The Guardian Data Protection

AggregateIQ, hired by Vote Leave in 2016, failed to ensure authorisation to disclose UK voter information The Canadian data firm AggregateIQ (AIQ) broke privacy laws with some of the work it did for a leading pro-Brexit group in Britain and a number of US political campaigns, according to a watchdog’s official report. Canada’s federal privacy commissioner, Daniel Therrien, along with his counterpart in the province of British Columbia, said on Tuesday that AIQ had not taken measures to ensure it

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Facebook and Twitter warn of malicious SDK harvesting personal data from its accounts

Security Affairs

Some third-party apps quietly scraped personal information from people’s accounts from Twitter and Facebook, the social media companies claim. Facebook and Twitter revealed that some third-party apps quietly scraped personal information from people’s accounts without their consent. According to the company, the cause of behavior that violates their policies is a couple of “malicious” software development kits (SDKs) used by the third-party iOS and Android apps.

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Home Safe: 20 Cybersecurity Tips for Your Remote Workers

Dark Reading

How can you protect your precious corporate endpoints from the mysterious dangers that might await when you're not by their side? Empower home office users with these tips.

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Major Hotel Group Leaks 1TB of Customer Data

Adam Levin

One terabyte of data belonging to a major hotel booking platform was found leaked online. A huge trove of customer data belonging to Gekko Group was found online in an unsecured format. The data contained a wide array of records, including full names, credit card details, client login information, email addresses, home addresses and hotel reservations.

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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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Welcome to the era of the industrial cloud

OpenText Information Management

The industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is having a profound effect on how manufacturing organizations share information. The explosion in connected industrial equipment means that companies have to think about how they archive sensor-based information coming from these devices, how they securely move this sensor data from one location to another, and how they derive … The post Welcome to the era of the industrial cloud appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

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Mixcloud Breach Affects 21 Million Accounts

Data Breach Today

Hashed Passwords Were Leaked; No Financial Data Exposed Digital streaming platform Mixcloud says it is the victim of a data breach after an attacker shared personal data for registered users with several media outlets, including Vice and ZDNet. The data, which concerns 21 million users, is for sale in an underground market.

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Sale of 4 Million Stolen Cards Tied to Breaches at 4 Restaurant Chains

Krebs on Security

On Nov. 23, one of the cybercrime underground’s largest bazaars for buying and selling stolen payment card data announced the immediate availability of some four million freshly-hacked debit and credit cards. KrebsOnSecurity has learned this latest batch of cards was siphoned from four different compromised restaurant chains that are most prevalent across the midwest and eastern United States.

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Black Friday Shoppers Targeted By Scams and Fake Domains

Threatpost

Cybercriminals are tapping in on Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers with an array of scams and malware - including domain impersonation, social media giveaway scams, and a malicious Chrome extension.

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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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5G Roadmap: Preparing Your Enterprise Architecture

erwin

Why planning your 5G roadmap requires significant input from enterprise architects. 5G is coming and bringing with it the promise to transform any industry. And while the focus has been on the benefits to consumers, the effects on the enterprise are far- reaching. Few examples of emerging technology have the potential to disrupt and downright revolutionize certain markets and processes than 5G.

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Teach Your Kids to Code with Ari in Oslo and London

Troy Hunt

When I first started writing code a few decades ago, it was a rather bland affair involving a basic text editor and physical books for reference. I didn't have an opportunity to create anything usable by others until years later and perhaps most importantly in the context of this blog post, I didn't have anyone in my family able to teach me about coding.

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Do you have a data breach response plan?

IT Governance

This blog has been updated to reflect industry updates. Originally published 6 August 2018. The EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requires organisations to respond to serious data breaches within 72 hours of detection. This places a significant burden on organisations: taking the appropriate measures to comply with the law while simultaneously dealing with the collateral impact of a breach is not a picnic!

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Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks, UK police and defence firms

The Guardian Data Protection

Fingerprints, facial recognition and other personal information from Biostar 2 discovered on publicly accessible database The fingerprints of over 1 million people, as well as facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and personal information of employees, was discovered on a publicly accessible database for a company used by the likes of the UK Metropolitan Police, defence contractors and banks.

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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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Google warned 12K+ users targeted by state-sponsored hackers

Security Affairs

Google revealed that over 12,000 of its users were targeted by state-sponsored hackers in the third quarter of this year. Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) revealed that it has detected and blocked attacks carried out by nation-state actors on 12,000 of its users in the third quarter of this year. Over 90 percent of the users identified by Google were targeted via “credential phishing emails” that attempt to trick victims into providing their password or other account credentials to hij

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Leaks of NSA, CIA Tools Have Leveled Nation-State Cybercriminal Capabilities

Dark Reading

The wide availability of tools leaked by the Shadow Brokers and WikiLeaks in 2016 and 2017 have given emerging cyber powers a way to catch up, DarkOwl says.

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How to Get and Set Up a Free Windows VM for Malware Analysis

Lenny Zeltser

If you’d like to start experimenting with malware analysis in your own lab, here’s how to download and set up a free Windows virtual machine: Step 1: Install Virtualization Software Step 2: Get a Windows Virtual Machine Step 3: Update the VM and Install Malware Analysis Tools Step 4: Isolate the Analysis VM and Disable Windows Defender AV Step 5: Analyze Some Malware.

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Eliminate the challenges of binding: Jamf Connect now integrates with Azure Active Directory

Jamf

Now with one username and password, organizations have the ability to provide users with a simple, unified authentication and account synchronization process — while still offering the best possible Apple experience. Read the full details.

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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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Ransomware Attackers Leak Stolen Data

Data Breach Today

Maze Crew Reportedly Threatens to Release More of Allied Universal's Data Unless Ransom Paid Ransomware attacks have taken an unwelcome turn: The Maze gang reportedly has begun leaking a victim's files to create pressure to pay a ransom. Security experts say they're not surprised by this development, but note that given the different skills required, such tactics may not become widespread.

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NY Payroll Company Vanishes With $35 Million

Krebs on Security

MyPayrollHR , a now defunct cloud-based payroll processing firm based in upstate New York, abruptly ceased operations this past week after stiffing employees at thousands of companies. The ongoing debacle, which allegedly involves malfeasance on the part of the payroll company’s CEO, resulted in countless people having money drained from their bank accounts and has left nearly $35 million worth of payroll and tax payments in legal limbo.

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2020 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch

Threatpost

Mobile becomes a prime phishing attack vector, hackers will increasingly employ machine learning in attacks and cloud will increasingly be seen as fertile ground for compromise.

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The Design Thinking Process: Five Stages to Solving Business Problems

erwin

The design thinking process is a method of encouraging and improving creative problem-solving. The design thinking process is by no means new. John Edward Arnold, a professor of mechanical engineering and business administration, was one of the first to discuss the concept in as early as the 1950s. But the wave of digital and data-driven business has created new opportunities for the design thinking process to be applied.

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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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Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right?

WIRED Threat Level

Opinion: The 2009 vs. 2019 profile picture trend may or may not have been a data collection ruse to train its facial recognition algorithm. But we can't afford to blithely play along.

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List of data breaches and cyber attacks in June 2019 ­– 39.7 million records leaked

IT Governance

After a rampant start to the year for data breaches and cyber attacks, it’s about time we went one month without at least one massive security incident. June 2019’s total of 39,713,046 breached records is the lowest since May last year – the month that the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into effect. Is this the start of the long-awaited ‘GDPR bounce’?

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Facebook labelled 'digital gangsters' by report on fake news

The Guardian Data Protection

Company broke privacy and competition law and should be regulated urgently, say MPs Facebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to statutory regulation, according to a devastating parliamentary report denouncing the company and its executives as “digital gangsters”. The final report of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee’s 18-month investigation into disinformation and fake news accused Facebook of purposefully obstructing its inquiry

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