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Atos Secures 1.675 Billion Euros in Financing to Stay Afloat

Data Breach Today

Banks, Bondholders Help French Firm Restructure Debt Ahead of Government Takeover French IT consultancy Atos has raised 1.675 billion euros to restructure its debt as the company prepares to finalize a takeover bid by the French government. About 800 million euros will go toward keeping the business running, according to an announcement by the Paris-based firm on Monday.

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Researchers: Weak Security Defaults Enabled Squarespace Domains Hijacks

Krebs on Security

At least a dozen organizations with domain names at domain registrar Squarespace saw their websites hijacked last week. Squarespace bought all assets of Google Domains a year ago, but many customers still haven’t set up their new accounts. Experts say malicious hackers learned they could commandeer any migrated Squarespace accounts that hadn’t yet been registered, merely by supplying an email address tied to an existing domain.

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Enhancing Cyber Defense with AI-Powered SOCs

Data Breach Today

Driven Technologies Chief Operating Officer Vinu Thomas provides an in-depth look at how AI and automation are enhancing cybersecurity. He talks about the shift to distributed environments, the integration of security tools, and the effectiveness of AI in threat detection and response.

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MY TAKE: Study shows most folks haven’t considered bequeathing their ‘digital’ inheritances

The Last Watchdog

In our digital age, managing passwords effectively is crucial not just for our security while we’re alive, but also for ensuring our digital legacies are secure after we’re gone. Related : Understanding digital footprints A recent study by All About Cookies sheds light on the alarming lack of preparation most internet users have for their digital assets.

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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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Why Google Is Eyeing a $23B Buy of Cloud Security Phenom Wiz

Data Breach Today

Largest Deal in Cyber History Would Help Google Rival Microsoft, Limit Partnerships Despite all the platformization buzz, there are very few vendors with market-leading capabilities in at least three disparate security technology categories. That could change if Google forges ahead with buying cloud security firm Wiz for a reported $23 billion just two years after buying Mandiant.

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Employees Say OpenAI Shields Whistleblowers From Regulators

Data Breach Today

Complaint Seeks SEC Investigation of Whistleblower Practices, Financial Penalty Whistleblowers from OpenAI have reportedly complained to the Securities and Exchange Commission that the company unlawfully restricted employees from alerting regulators of the artificial intelligence technology's potential risks to humanity.

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AT&T paid a $370,000 ransom to prevent stolen data from being leaked

Security Affairs

Wired attributes the recently disclosed AT&T data breach to a hacker living in Turkey and reported the company paid a $370,000 ransom. An American hacker who lives in Turkey claimed responsibility for the recently disclosed AT&T data breach. The man also said the company paid a ransom to ensure that stolen data would be deleted, reported Wired.

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DOD Failing to Fix Critical Cybersecurity Gaps, Report Says

Data Breach Today

GAO: Department Lacks Cybersecurity Strategies for Major Business IT Programs The U.S. Department of Defense still hasn't addressed a series of critical cybersecurity gaps in its information technology business programs, according to an annual assessment conducted by the Government Accountability Office, despite years of warnings from the government watchdog.

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Hackers Claim to Have Leaked 1.1 TB of Disney Slack Messages

WIRED Threat Level

A hacker group called “NullBulge” says it stole more than a terabyte of Disney’s internal Slack messages and files from nearly 10,000 channels in an apparent protest over AI-generated art.

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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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Hacktivists Dump Disney Slack Data Online Over AI Projects

Data Breach Today

Disney’s Data Targeted for Using Artists’ Work in AI Systems, Hacking Group Says An apparent hacktivist group known as NullBulge claimed to have released a major data trove of sensitive information from Disney’s third-party digital workplace collaboration platform, Slack, after reportedly targeting the tech giant for its use of artists' work in training advanced AI systems.

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Ontario government introduces new bill for strengthening cybersecurity and for responsible AI

Data Protection Report

The Government of Ontario recently introduced the Strengthening Cyber Security and Building Trust in the Public Sector Act, 2024 (Bill 194) seeking to strengthen cybersecurity programs in the public sector and provide the groundwork for the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) among various public sector entities. If passed, Bill 194 will enact the Enhancing Digital Security and Trust Act, 2024 (the Act) and significantly amend the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

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Cybersecurity Can Be a Businesses Enabler

Data Breach Today

Andres Andreu Discusses How to Make an Organization Secure - and Successful To make cybersecurity a business enabler, cybersecurity teams need to focus on opening things up in a secure fashion so that the functionality and productivity of the business can flourish. Hearst's Andres Andreu discusses the areas in which this can be done.

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This all-in-one robot vacuum and mop is only $440 on Prime Day

Collaboration 2.0

The Yeedi Cube almost does everything: strong suction, self-emptying, and self-cleaning. And it's one of the most affordable robot vacuums and mops to combine all these features.

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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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AT&T Allegedly Pays Ransom After Snowflake Account Breach

Data Breach Today

Paying Criminals for a Promise to Delete Data Is Part of the Problem What will it take for victims of ransomware, extortion and other types of cybercrime to stop directly funding their attackers? The latest breached business to pay a ransom to its attackers appears to be AT&T, which reportedly paid Shiny Hunters over $350,000 for a promise to delete stolen data.

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The 12 best Amazon Prime Day laptop deals we've found

Collaboration 2.0

Prime Day 2024 is tomorrow, but we're already seeing some big deals on laptops from Apple, HP, Lenovo, and Dell. Here are the best laptop deals we've spotted so far.

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Synnovis Attack Halts 8,000 NHS Patient Procedures So Far

Data Breach Today

Ransomware Hit on Pathology Firm Still Disrupting Organ Transplants, Blood Supply Nearly 8,000 National Health Service patient procedures including organ transplants and cancer treatments have been canceled, postponed or diverted to other facilities in London over the past six weeks since a ransomware attack disrupted blood testing firm Synnovis.

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The Blink Video Doorbell for $30 is the ultimate smart home Prime Day deal yet

Collaboration 2.0

Prime Day is one of the few times a year when you can buy a video doorbell for the price of a trip to a fast-food restaurant.

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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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Vulnerability Recap 7/15/24 – Industry Patches vs Flaw Exploits

eSecurity Planet

Last week’s vulnerability news highlighted major flaws across industries, urging quick patch response. The majority of incidents involved malicious threat actors exploiting vulnerabilities in several software and systems. Gogs’ security issues caused command execution and file deletion. Microsoft patched 143 vulnerabilities. OpenSSH and PHP exposed an RCE issue, and RADIUS protocols became susceptible to MitM attacks.

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Get Apple's latest MacBook Air M3 for its lowest price yet for Prime Day

Collaboration 2.0

Apple's 2024 MacBook Air M3 includes all the company's new AI innovations, iOS updates, and more, and you can snag it for $200 off for Amazon Prime Day.

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Navigating FedRAMP Compliance and Cloud Complexity for the Defense Industrial Base

Daymark

Companies performing work in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) often contemplate whether they should use a cloud service provider for their business, then wonder which version of the cloud service they should consider. The rules and regulations passed down to the DIB from the Federal Government are quite confusing when it comes to trying to figure out what their requirements are.

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One of the best Copilot+ laptops I've tested is not made by Microsoft or HP

Collaboration 2.0

The Galaxy Book 4 Edge is a flagship laptop with a gorgeous display, impressive performance, and well-integrated into the Samsung ecosystem of devices.

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

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US Senators Secretly Work to Block Safeguards Against Surveillance Abuse

WIRED Threat Level

Senator Mark Warner is trying to pass new limits on when the government can wiretap Americans. At least two senators are quietly trying to stop him.

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The Kindle Scribe is a note-taking, e-reading machine, and it's $105 off for Prime Day

Collaboration 2.0

Going back to school? The Kindle Scribe, one of our favorite e-readers and e-notebooks, is substantially discounted during Prime Day to $235.

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Optimizing Border Control: How Facial Recognition Secures and Simplifies Immigration Checkpoints in Indonesia

HID Global

Learn how facial recognition technology is revolutionizing border control and immigration checkpoints to enhance security and streamline processes.

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Linux kernel 6.10 officially rolls out: Here's what's new and improved

Collaboration 2.0

Linus Torvalds just announced the general availability of the new 6.10 kernel, which is the latest stable branch and introduces several new features as well as the usual collection of fixes and improvements.

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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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How to observe data quality for better, more reliable AI

Collibra

“With our automated world, every second thousands of decisions hinge on your data. Poor data quality doesn’t just mean mistakes—it means mistakes at lightning speed.” – Kirk Haslbeck, Founder of Collibra Data Quality, Inventor of Automated Rules State and local governments (SLED) are leveraging AI to enhance public safety, streamline operations, and improve citizen services.

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Apple just released the iOS 18 public beta. Here's how to get it on your iPhone right now

Collaboration 2.0

The upcoming iPhone software version features greater customization features, a Siri you'll actually want to use, and more. Here's how to test it before it's released.

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How to securely manage local admin passwords with Jamf Pro and LAPS

Jamf

Jamf Pro’s implementation of Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) is now finalized. William Smith takes a deep dive into how it works and how to implement it.