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Rod’s Blog 39 implied HN points 04 Mar 24
  1. In the interconnected business landscape, managing third-party risks is crucial to protect sensitive information. Careful vendor selection, effective risk management strategies, and strong contracts can help minimize risks.
  2. Third-party risks can lead to severe consequences like financial losses, legal liabilities, reputation damage, and regulatory penalties. This highlights the importance of proactively addressing these risks.
  3. Common types of third-party risks include data breaches, system compromises, non-compliance with regulations, and supply chain disruptions. Understanding and mitigating these risks are key for organizational security.
TechTalks 39 implied HN points 29 Jan 24
  1. A new technique called Self-Rewarding Language Models helps LLMs improve on instruction-following tasks by creating and evaluating their own training data.
  2. SRLM starts with a base model and seed dataset for fine-tuning instructions, generates new examples and responses, and ranks them using a special prompt.
  3. Experiments show that SRLM enhances model performance in instruction-following and outperforms some existing models on the AlpacaEval benchmark.
davidj.substack 167 implied HN points 19 Jul 23
  1. The Modern Data Stack (MDS) community has grown significantly over the years with various meetups and events.
  2. Using tools like Snowflake, dbt, and Looker in the Modern Data Stack improves data capabilities and productivity.
  3. Although some criticize the Modern Data Stack and its imperfections, it has greatly enhanced data handling and analytics for many organizations.
Natto Thoughts 39 implied HN points 01 Sep 23
  1. Chinese criminal groups have rapidly expanded cyber scam operations targeting victims worldwide, utilizing tactics like false romantic ploys and false investment schemes.
  2. The cyber scam industry in China has become industrialized, professionalized, and involves cross-border operations, employing professionals, leveraging gray technology development industry chains, and exploiting corrupt insiders.
  3. To avoid falling victim to cyber scams, it's crucial to be vigilant, use common sense, and verify offers that sound too good to be true.
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