How to Tackle the Information Management Challenges of Legacy Applications


Many organizations feel forced to keep legacy applications alive to retain access to historical data – either for customer service, operational requirements, or compliance. A proliferation of legacy systems can lead to a less than seamless customer and user experience.

Data control: How to get it, how to make it work for you

Information Management Resources

The only way to search for data in today's typical volumes is by using automated systems that can parse through systems, building an index of the location, relationships and dependencies of data. Data management Data strategy Data mining

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How to Take Your Business to The Next Level with Data Intelligence


Data Intelligence is the analysis of multifaceted data to be used by companies to improve products and services offered and better support investments and business strategies in place. It also differs from business intelligence since its goal is to augment future endeavors and plans.

How to Get Rich and Be Super Creepy

Adam Levin

FaceApp allows users to tap into the power of artificial intelligence to see what they might look like with a perfect Hollywood smile, different hair, no hair, facial hair, or, alternately, as a much older version of themselves. The app essentially offers a rogue’s gallery of oneself, making it good fodder for social media sharing, and probably much harder to enter witness protection. There Ought to Be A Law.

How To Protect Yourself From Hackers

Cyber Info Veritas

Would you like to know how to protect yourself from the ever-present threat of cybercrime perpetrated by black hat hackers? Their main aim is to exploit your “mistakes and vulnerabilities” to blackmail you into sending them money or they’ll leak your private data. of them to be precise—often happen via email attachments and online downloads? We should do all that is in our power to keep ourselves safe from becoming hacker victims.

How to transform from data survivor to data thriver

Information Management Resources

When it comes to digital transformation, many organizations either don’t know where to start or they’re jumping off the wrong diving board. Analytics Predictive analytics Data mining Data science Data Scientist

How to banish silos, consolidate data and avoid errors in the process

Information Management Resources

Data silos tend to arise naturally in large businesses because each organizational unit has different goals, priorities and responsibilities, as well as different technical systems or platforms in place. Data management Data discovery Data mining

How to turn a doomed data project into a digital delight

Information Management Resources

Data management Data visualization Data miningHere are steps that will ensure your effort delivers real value and that your users won’t turn around when it’s complete and tell you they wanted something else.

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How to Get the Most out of Datorama

Perficient Data & Analytics

You’ve made the commitment to show measurable results from your marketing efforts. To maximize the value of your marketing ROI measurement, you need a plan. New to Datorama? If you’re relatively new to learning about this marketing intelligence platform, start with this quick intro. Once you have the big picture in mind, the following strategies will shed some light on how to get the most out of your marketing performance data. We’ll be happy to help. .

How to write effective travel and study grant proposals


How to write effective travel and study grant proposals. How to write effective grant proposals, and why you should. s Working Internationally project is looking at how information professionals from across the globe can learn from each other and share ideas.

Working Internationally for Libraries: How to write effective grant proposals


Working Internationally for Libraries: How to write effective grant proposals. How did it all start? When she mentioned that various organisations offer bursaries to attend IFLA WLIC I set my mind to keep a careful eye for potential calls for applications. I have to be honest: although I was quite happy with my application, I genuinely did not think I would stand a chance. You can imagine how glad I was to have started that conversation.

MY TAKE: Knowing these 5 concepts will protect you from illicit cryptocurrency mining

The Last Watchdog

The cryptocurrency craze rages on, and one unintended consequence is the dramatic rise of illicit cryptocurrency mining. It takes computing power to transform digital calculations into crypto cash , whether it be Bitcoin or one of the many other forms of digital currency. Related podcast: How cryptomining malware is beginning to disrupt cloud services. So naturally, cryptocurrency mining services have cropped up.

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Darrell Smith – Pedal Steel Vibe


Truly a hero of mine, and so I’m honored to call him a friend. So take a listen and dive in to some deep tone and check out what the M13 box can do. Click here to view the embedded video. Tags: How To's Inspiration Technology Darrell Smith is one of my favorite people on the planet, plus he’s playing one of my all time favorite tones (something he says he made for me, but I hardly believe him).

Analyze your Web Archives at Scale: The Archives Unleashed Cloud


Do you have great collections, but wish you had more and different ways to explore them? Archive-It provides a fantastic service to curate, collect, and preserve content from the Web. Wayback browsing and search interfaces work for some applications, but with the rise of the digital humanities, the computational social sciences, and web science more generally, even more analysis tools can help to express archived data in new and enlightening ways. Subscribe to our newsletter.

How to Set Up Your Own VPN Server Using Amazon Web Services

Perficient Data & Analytics

A Virtual Private Network, or VPN, allows you to securely connect your computer to another computer network through the internet. A VPN Server is the computer or network device that runs the VPN, and normally your computer will connect to a VPN Server to “get on the VPN” In this post I will show you how to setup your own VPN Server using Amazon Web Services, and how to connect to it from both Windows and Linux.

Daniel Lanois


Come to find out, Dan and I share same birthday (Sept 19th), which will be even more of a trip by the time you finish reading this post I presume. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb – U2 , 2004 (track “Love and Peace or Else&# ). But it’s albums like Ron Sexsmith, Emmy Lou’s Wrecking Ball, and the Million Dollar Hotel Soundtrack that have really been soundtracks to my life. I see a pattern starting to emerge.

Artificial Intelligence: 6 Step Solution Decomposition Process

Bill Schmarzo - Dell EMC

The conversation is simple because the objective is simple: How do I become more effective at leveraging (big) data and analytics (artificial intelligence) to power my business? Before deploying technology, leaders should seek to understand (envision) how artificial intelligence could power a profitable business, and drive compelling customer and operational outcomes. Moving to the cloud is.not a business initiative. to the desired prediction.

How to Track Your Kids (and Other People's Kids) With the TicTocTrack Watch

Troy Hunt

and then there's a tale of how risky life was back then compared to today. You know, stuff like having to walk themselves to school without adult supervision, crazy stuff like that which we somehow seem to worry much more about today than what we did then. I've been involved with a bunch of really poorly implemented "Internet of Things" things in the past that presented serious privacy risks to those who used them. We'll come back to that later.

How to Compare Machine Learning Models in Oracle Analytics Cloud

Perficient Data & Analytics

By now you probably already know that Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) provides several machine learning (ML) algorithms to support predictive analytics with no coding required. With multiple ML models to choose from in OAC, it is important to know how to compare models. In this blog post we will discuss how to evaluate and compare ML models for the specific task of predicting HR attrition. In this case the answers are not given to the model.

This is the old ChiefTech blog.: 100 people wanted, to lose 100MB of email in 6 weeks


Nice of you to drop in and visit. However, you need to come over and see my new blog at ©2005-2009. Monday, 12 February 2007 100 people wanted, to lose 100MB of email in 6 weeks Here is a good question - will RSS help us to deal with information overload any better than weve managed to achieve with email? With that in mind, as Stu Downes asks, are we " Sleepwalking to data overload? ": " We need to be ready for this.

Artificial Intelligence: 6 Step Solution Decomposition Process

Bill Schmarzo - Dell EMC

The conversation is simple because the objective is simple: How do I become more effective at leveraging (big) data and analytics (artificial intelligence) to power my business? Before deploying technology, leaders should seek to understand (envision) how artificial intelligence could power a profitable business, and drive compelling customer and operational outcomes. Moving to the cloud is.not a business initiative. to the desired prediction.

Zyxel Fixes 0day in Network Storage Devices

Krebs on Security

Networking hardware vendor Zyxel today released an update to fix a critical flaw in many of its network attached storage (NAS) devices that can be used to remotely commandeer them. The profile page of 500mhz, translated from Russian to English via Google Chrome.

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Crooks continue to abuse exposed Docker APIs for Cryptojacking

Security Affairs

Cybercriminals continue to abuse unprotected Docker APIs to create new containers used for cryptojacking, Trend Micro warns. Crooks continue to abuse unprotected Docker APIs to create new containers used for cryptojacking. Earlier this year Sysdig and Aqua Security researchers started observing cyber attacks targeting Kubernets and Docker instances aimed at mining Monero cryptocurrency. Use wget to download an auto-deployment script.

Experts saw 100k+ daily brute-force attacks on RDP during COVID-19 lockdown

Security Affairs

The phenomenon is not surprising because during the COVID-19 lockdown employees were forced to work from home remote accessing company infrastructure. ESET researchers also said the attackers also attempt to exploit RDP connections to try to install coin-mining malware or create a backdoor.

MY TAKE: Why DDoS weapons will proliferate with the expansion of IoT and the coming of 5G

The Last Watchdog

The author of Mirai used a sledgehammer to kill a fly: the DDoS bombardment was so large that it also wiped out Dyn , a UK-based internet performance vendor. And since Dyn routed traffic, not just to Krebs’ blog, but also to Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Tumblr, Reddit and PayPal, those popular websites were offline for some 12 hours, frustrating millions. For a full drill down, give a listen to the accompanying podcast.

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NEW TECH: Can MPC — Multi Party Computation — disrupt encryption, boost cloud commerce?

The Last Watchdog

But it has also proven to be a profound constraint on the full blossoming of cloud computing and the Internet of Things. Related: A ‘homomorphic-like’ encryption solution We know very well how to encrypt data in transit. And we’ve mastered how to encrypt — and decrypt — data at rest. However, we’ve yet to arrive at a seminal means to crunch encrypted data – without first having to decrypt it.

How ‘digital transformation’ gave birth to a new breed of criminal: ‘machine-identity thieves’

The Last Watchdog

However, these fraudsters don’t really care about snatching up your credentials or mine. By now, your personal information and mine has been hacked multiple times and is readily on sale in the Dark Web. This is because the digital wizardry driving modern society relies heavily on machine-to-machine communications. Consumers have begun accustomed to conveniently accessing clever services delivered by a sprawling matrix of machines, and not just traditional computer servers.

Archivists and Records Managers, part 12

The Schedule

But it’s time to return to this effort. He delved into the transition for RIM professionals over the past decades from overseeing primarily paper records to primarily electronic records: “they transitioned gradually from focusing on direct control over paper records to being largely concerned with policy planning, compliance monitoring, and other aspects of information governance (IG) across all media types, but especially on the predominant one – digital.”

ROUNDTABLE: What’s next, now that we know V.I.P Twitter users can so easily be spoofed?

The Last Watchdog

They were able to get into a position from which they could access some 350 million Twitter accounts, including numerous accounts of the rich and famous. Next they used the accounts — posing as the celebrities — to pitch Bitcoin variants of the classic Nigerian Prince-type of grift. How would we ever know if a tweet is really from the user or was planted by a hacker? Kumar Jack Dorsey confirmed that social engineering was used to compromise employees.

I Now Own the Coinhive Domain. Here's How I'm Fighting Cryptojacking and Doing Good Things with Content Security Policies.

Troy Hunt

If you've landed on this page because you saw a strange message on a completely different website then followed a link to here, drop a note to the site owner and let them know what happened. You know how people don't like ads? I connected NordVPN to Vietnam and tried again.

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Why & Where You Should You Plant Your Flag

Krebs on Security

Several stories here have highlighted the importance of creating accounts online tied to your various identity, financial and communications services before identity thieves do it for you. Perhaps the most important place to enable MFA is with your email accounts.

QQAAZZ crime gang charged for laundering money stolen by malware gangs

Security Affairs

Multiple members of QQAAZZ multinational cybercriminal gang were charged for providing money-laundering services to high-profile malware operations. The police also seized an extensive bitcoin mining operation in Bulgaria associated with QQAAZZ.

Facebook logs texts and calls, users find as they delete accounts

The Guardian Data Protection

Leaving the social network after Cambridge Analytica scandal, users discover extent of data held As users continue to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal , a number are discovering that the social network holds far more data about them than they expected, including complete logs of incoming and outgoing calls and SMS messages. I had a similar issue with mine on Android. Have never used Messenger in regards to my parents.

Q&A: Here’s why Android users must remain vigilant about malicious apps, more so than ever

The Last Watchdog

Android users – and I’m one – are well-advised to be constantly vigilant about the types of cyberthreats directed, at any given time, at the world’s most popular mobile device operating system. It’s well worth it to stay abreast of news about defensive actions Google is forced to take to protect Android users. However, our analysts were able to detect it because apps using these libraries waste the user’s battery and make the device slower.

GUEST ESSAY. Everyone should grasp these facts about cyber threats that plague digital commerce

The Last Watchdog

Regardless of how familiar you are with Information Security, you’ve probably come across the term ‘malware’ countless times. From accessing your business-critical resources and sensitive information to halting business operations and services, a malware infection can quickly become an organization’s worst nightmare come true. This article will walk you through the various types of malware, how to identify and prevent a malware attack, and how to mitigate the risks.

SHARED INTEL: Here’s one way to better leverage actionable intel from the profusion of threat feeds

The Last Watchdog

This intel often gets leveraged by firewall suppliers who tap into a small selection of what they figure to be the most helpful threat feeds to configure their products. This 10-year-old cybersecurity services vendor pulls in threat feeds from some 90 plus sources, assigns a team of cybersecurity analysts to make sense of this intel, and then makes the output of this heavy lifting available to companies to help them better defend their networks.

Ezuri memory loader used in Linux and Windows malware

Security Affairs

Multiple threat actors have recently started using the Ezuri memory loader as a loader to executes malware directly into the victims’ memory. According to researchers from AT&T’s Alien Labs, malware authors are choosing the Ezuri memory loader for their malicious codes.

MY TAKE: Poorly protected local government networks cast shadow on midterm elections

The Last Watchdog

In March 2018, the city of Atlanta fell victim to a ransomware attack that shut down its computer network. City agencies were unable to collect payment. Police departments had to handwrite reports. The attack also brought cybersecurity to the local level. It’s easy to think of it as a problem the federal government must address or something that enterprises deal with, but cybersecurity has to be addressed closer to home, as well. I spoke to A.N.

Attacks against machine learning — an overview


This blog post survey the attacks techniques that target AI (artificial intelligence) systems and how to protect against them. which are specially crafted inputs that have been developed with the aim of being reliably misclassified in order to evade detection. Adversarial inputs include malicious documents designed to evade antivirus, and emails attempting to evade spam filters. which involve feeding training adversarial data to the classifier.

MY TAKE: Here’s why the Internet Society’s new Privacy Code of Conduct deserves wide adoption

The Last Watchdog

That same year, then-Google CEO Eric Schmidt publicly admitted that Google’s privacy policy was to “get right up to the creepy line and not cross it.”. Facebook’s pivotal role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Google getting fined $57 million last week by the French for violating Europe’s privacy rules are just two of myriad examples demonstrating how the American tech titans live by those credos. At long last, we have a finely drawn roadmap for companies to follow.