Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for week ending Friday, April 12, 2024
IT World Canada
by Howard Solomon
10h ago
Welcome to Cyber Security Today. This is the Week in Review for the week ending Friday, April 12th, 2024. I’m Howard Solomon. In a few minutes David Shipley, head of Beauceron Security, will be here to discuss recent news. We’ll talk about more hot water for Microsoft, a second look at the scare facing the Linux community, an alert to the healthcare sector on IT help desk scams and a warning to LG smart TV owners. Before we get to the discussion, here are other highlights from this week: LastPass released a report describing a deepfake audio call to an employee impersonating its CEO ..read more
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Cyber Security Today, April 12, 2024 – A warning to Sisense customers, a new tactic for spreading the Raspberry Robin worm, and more
IT World Canada
by Howard Solomon
10h ago
A warning to Sisense customers, a new tactic for spreading the Raspberry Robin worm, and more. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday April 12th, 2024. I’m Howard Solomon. Organizations that use products from business analytics provider Sisense [SI-SENSE] are being told to reset user login credentials and digital keys. The warning comes from the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency after the discovery by independent researchers of a compromise at Sisense. IT leaders are also urged to report suspicious access to their Sisense platform to the CISA. Sean Deuby, pr ..read more
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Is EU competition working? One company shows a 250 percent increase. Hashtag Trending for Friday April 12, 2024
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by Jim Love
22h ago
US Internet providers must now display clear pricing and product information. HP Ink controversy continues to stain the company’s reputation with consumers. Is the EU’s competition legislation working? Early numbers seem to show it might be. And there’s a 10 million dollar bet that Elon Musk is wrong about AI. All this and more on the “all bets are off” edition of Hashtag Trending. I’m your host, Jim Love. Let’s get into it. New regulations from the Federal Communications Commission have taken effect yesterday, mandating that all broadband internet service providers clearly display labels det ..read more
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Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for week ending Friday, April 5, 2024
IT World Canada
by Howard Solomon
1w ago
Welcome to Cyber Security Today. This is the Week in Review edition for the week ending Friday April 5th, 2024. From Toronto, I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com and TechNewsday.com in the U.S. In a few minutes Terry Cutler, head of Cyology Labs will be here to discuss some of the headlines from the past seven days. They include a highly critical report on Microsoft from the U.S. Cyber Safety Review Board, a case study of a ransomware attack and the narrow escape the Linux community faced after a researcher discovered a plot to infect a cr ..read more
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CyberTowns Initiative Aims to Spotlight Canada’s Top Locations for Cybersecurity Careers
IT World Canada
by Jim Love
1w ago
A new program called CyberTowns is setting out to identify the best communities across Canada to start and grow a career in the cybersecurity and IT fields. Launched by the Canadian Cybersecurity Network and IT World Canada, the initiative will evaluate cities on factors like job opportunities, affordability, population growth, taxes, crime rates, weather, health amenities, community support, and internet access. The goal is to highlight the unique advantages different municipalities offer in attracting and retaining cyber and IT talent. With cybersecurity skills in high demand, CyberTowns aim ..read more
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Cyber Security Today, April 5, 2024 – New ransomware gang claims 11 victims, Ivanti promises to overhaul product security, and more
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by Howard Solomon
1w ago
A new ransomware gang claims 11 victims, Ivanti promises to overhaul product security, and more. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday, April 5th, 2024. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com and TechNewsday.com in the U.S.     A new ransomware group emerged last month. Dubbed the RedCryptoApp, researchers at Netenrich say the gang has published data allegedly stolen from 11 organizations. That includes five in the U.S., and one each in Canada, Denmark, Spain, Italy, India and Singapore. Victim firms are in the software, manu ..read more
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Cyber Security Today, April 1, 2024 – An alert about a critical Linux vulnerability, a warning about password-spray attacks on Cisco VPNs, and more
IT World Canada
by Howard Solomon
1w ago
An alert about a critical Linux vulnerability, a warning about password-spray attacks on Cisco VPNs, and more. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Monday, April 1st, 2024. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com and TechNewsday.com in the U.S. Linux administrators and developers must take fast action after the discovery of a backdoor that can compromise some Linux distributions. It’s in a malicious version of the XZ Utils compression utility. For certain this library is in some versions of Red Hat Fedora, Debian Unstable and possibly other L ..read more
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The state of AI: Hashtag Trending, the Weekend Edition – Documentary Part 2
IT World Canada
by Jim Love
1w ago
The state of AI is the second in this series prepared for the long weekend. In part one, we traced the evolution of Artificial Intelligence. In episode two, we discuss where we are today in the implementation of AI using a model developed by Jackie Fenn, a Gartner analyst who developed the “Hype Curve” – a way of understanding the introduction and maturity of technology developments and trends in a commercial setting. We try to give some perspective on why there is such enthusiasm for AI, but so little in the way of practical implementations. In doing this we propose some reasons why companie ..read more
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Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for the week ending Friday, March 29, 2024
IT World Canada
by Howard Solomon
2w ago
Welcome to Cyber Security Today. This is the Week in Review for the week ending Friday, March 29th, 2024. From Toronto, I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com and TechNewsday.com in the U.S. \ In a few minutes David Shipley of Beauceron Security will be here to discuss recent news. That includes a U.S. Senator’s call for the healthcare sector to meet minimum cybersecurity standards, whether the Canadian military’s Cyber Force needs more resources, what World Backup Day should mean to IT leaders and Beauceron Security’s new State of Security A ..read more
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The road to AI: Hashtag Trending, Weekend Edition – March 29, 2024
IT World Canada
by Jim Love
2w ago
Welcome to Hashtag Trending, the Weekend Edition. I’m your host, Jim Love. On this long weekend, I thought we’d try something a little different. I find that when I break my daily routine and get some time away, I can take a moment and reflect – see the bigger picture – and use that perspective to look forward. It’s chance to think strategically. So, this weekend, that’s what I want to do with the issue that is dominating technology and business – Artificial Intelligence. The road to Artificial Intelligence  https://hashtagtrending.libsyn.com/the-road-to-ai-hashtag-trending-the-weekend-e ..read more
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