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BEST PRACTICES: Why pursuing sound ‘data governance’ can be a cybersecurity multiplier

The Last Watchdog

Related: What we’ve learned from the massive breach of Capitol At RSA 2020 , I learned about how one of the routine daily chores all large organizations perform — data governance — has started to emerge as something of a cybersecurity multiplier. A robust data archiving strategy puts data into tiers, Lahiri says.

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Russia-linked Turla APT hacked European government organization

Security Affairs

Russia-linked APT Turla has hacked into the systems of an undisclosed European government organization according to Accenture. According to a report published by Accenture Cyber Threat Intelligence (ACTI), Russia-linked cyber-espionage group Turla has hacked into the systems of an undisclosed European government organization.

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Estonia blocked cyberattacks claimed by Pro-Russia Killnet group

Security Affairs

Undersecretary for Digital Transformation Luukas Ilves announced that Estonia was hit by the most extensive wave of DDoS attacks it has faced since 2007. e-Estonia refers to a movement by the government of Estonia to facilitate citizen interactions with the state through the use of electronic solutions.

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U.S. Hacks QakBot, Quietly Removes Botnet Infections

Krebs on Security

government today announced a coordinated crackdown against QakBot , a complex malware family used by multiple cybercrime groups to lay the groundwork for ransomware infections. Emerging in 2007 as a banking trojan, QakBot (a.k.a. government has used court orders to remotely disinfect systems compromised with malware.

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Russian APT groups target European governments ahead of May Elections

Security Affairs

Russian APT groups are targeting European governments for cyber-espionage purposes ahead of the upcoming European elections. The APT28 group has been active since at least 2007 and it has targeted governments, militaries, and security organizations worldwide. Pierluigi Paganini.

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Documentation Theory for Information Governance

ARMA International

iv] Further, “the practices of government [and other public and private institutions] become formal or official to the extent that they are documented.” [v] This article aims to consider what a documentary focus can offer to the practices and understandings of information governance. A Documentary Approach.

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Hacking firm I-Soon data leak revealed Chinese gov hacking capabilities

Security Affairs

Recently the leak of a collection of files apparently stolen from the Chinese government hacking contractor, I-Soon, exposed Chinese hacking capabilities. i-SOON is a prominent contractor for various agencies of the Chinese government, including Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of State Security, and the People’s Liberation Army.