Louisiana Government Recovering From Ransomware Attack

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Governor Describes 'Aggressive' Incident Response Efforts After a ransomware attack on Monday forced Louisiana's government to take several servers and websites offline to prevent the malware from spreading, state officials spent Tuesday restoring online services

Google: Government-Backed Hackers Targeted 12,000 Users

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Technology Giant Issues Warnings to Targeted Individuals Across 149 Countries Google has directly warned more than 12,000 users across 149 countries that they have been targeted by government-backed hackers.


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Data Governance 2.0: The CIO’s Guide to Collaborative Data Governance


In the data-driven era, CIO’s need a solid understanding of data governance 2.0 … Data governance (DG) is no longer about just compliance or relegated to the confines of IT. Today, data governance needs to be a ubiquitous part of your organization’s culture.

US Government Ban on Kaspersky Formalized

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Final Rule Includes Ban on Government Contractors Using Russian Firm's Products A final rule published in the Federal Register Tuesday officially bans U.S. government agencies and their contractors from buying or supporting Kaspersky security products

Perspective Check – Anticipation 2019

Weissman's World

It’s 2019, and Steve Weissman anticipates and addresses a number of key themes for the new year: 0:44 – Metadata and database fields: ‘labels’ as the keys to … everything! The post Perspective Check – Anticipation 2019 appeared first on Holly Group. predictions AI Best Practices Blockchain ECM infogov information governance infosec machine learning records management Vendor Selection

Information Governance Innovations in 2019


If 2018 showed us anything, it’s that information governance has captured the attention of organizations of all sizes. Maybe they don’t all refer to the work they do on ensuring their information is well governed as “information governance,” but they are thinking about what’s needed and doing the work to make it happen. From what we see, there are some very interesting innovations happening in 2019, including work in our own Innovation Lab.

Nine 2019 Cybersecurity Predictions

Security Affairs

Wondering about the state of global cybersecurity in 2019? It’s not a surprise that 2019 is estimated to see more than $124 billion spent on cybersecurity — 8.7 2019 will probably see a kind of democratization of cybersecurity. This bodes ill for 2019. 2019 will continue to see the proliferation of fingerprint scanners, iris scanners and authentication cameras built into personal and commercial workstations, tablets, notebooks and smartphones.

Texas Says 22 Local Government Agencies Hit by Ransomware

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Single Threat Actor' Suspected; Government Coalition Urges Greater Prevention Ransomware-wielding attackers continue to target not just big businesses and large government agencies, but increasingly their smaller counterparts too. In Texas, officials say a campaign tied to a "single threat actor" infected 22 local government agencies on Friday

Recent DNS Hijacking Campaigns Trigger Government Action

Data Breach Today

governments to issues warnings and policy updates to improve security US and UK Agencies Respond to Increasing Attacks A recent spate of attacks targeting domain name system protocols and registrars, including several incidents that researchers believe have ties to nation-state espionage, is prompting the U.S. and U.K.

Phishing Campaigns Spoof Government Agencies: Report

Data Breach Today

Proofpoint Research Points to More Sophisticated Techniques A newly discovered hacking group is using an array of sophisticated spoofing and social engineering techniques to imitate government agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service, in an effort to plant malware in victims' devices and networks via phishing campaigns, according to new research from Proofpoint

Huawei Accuses US Government of Hack Attacks

Data Breach Today

White House 'Using Every Tool At Its Disposal' to Disrupt Business, Firm Claims The battle between Huawei Technologies and the White House continues to intensify, with the Chinese manufacturing giant accusing the U.S. of "using every tool at its disposal" to disrupt its business, including cyberattacks and employee intimidation

Government Spending on Cybersecurity: An Analysis

Data Breach Today

Around the world, many CIOs at various levels of governments expect an increase in cybersecurity spending in 2019, according to new research from Gartner. Alia Mendonsa, co-author of the report, analyzes the results of a global survey

City of Albany Latest Local Government Hit With Ransomware

Data Breach Today

Attack Comes After Others That Targeted Counties Albany, New York, is the latest unit of local government hit with ransomware in recent weeks, following similar attacks reported in Georgia and North Carolina that crippled government IT systems and disrupted service for local residents

Top 10 Data Governance Predictions for 2019


This past year witnessed a data governance awakening – or as the Wall Street Journal called it, a “global data governance reckoning.” So what’s on the horizon for data governance in the year ahead? We’re making the following data governance predictions for 2019: Top 10 Data Governance Predictions for 2019. The data needs to be continuously governed for assurance purposes. But data governance is more than compliance.

Ransomware Increasingly Hits State and Local Governments

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Yet These Victims Are Less Likely to Pay Any Ransom, Recorded Future Finds Over the past two years, the number of ransomware attacks against state and local government agencies has increased. But at the same time, these victims are paying less to attackers. A new analysis by threat intelligence firm Recorded Future asks: Why the discrepancy

Government Agencies Field More Cybersecurity Maturity Models

Data Breach Today

Pentagon and DOE Pitch Security Frameworks - But Should They Defer to NIST? The Pentagon and the Department of Energy are pitching new or revised cybersecurity capability maturity models to help their sectors prioritize cybersecurity investments and refine processes and controls. But should they defer to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework instead

Government Shutdown Hampers Cybersecurity

Adam Levin

Government has impacted federal cybersecurity according to several reports. The Department of Homeland Security’s 2019 Cybersecurity and Innovation Showcase, initially scheduled to begin January 8, was also cancelled. Faced with little respect, low and uncertain pay, arbitrary disruption, and an inability to accomplish the mission they love, people leave government, and in the future, never work for it in the first place.”. The ongoing shutdown of the U.S.

Top 7 Data Governance and Metadata Management Blog Posts of 2019


To help you prepare for 2020, we’ve compiled some of the most popular data governance and metadata management blog posts from the erwin Experts from this year. The Best Data Governance and Metadata Management Blog Posts of 2019. Data has been the driving force of the decade.

Metadata Management, Data Governance and Automation


erwin released its State of Data Governance Report in February 2018, just a few months before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect. This research showed that the majority of responding organizations weren’t actually prepared for GDPR, nor did they have the understanding, executive support and budget for data governance – although they recognized the importance of it. Download Free GDPR Guide | Step By Step Guide to Data Governance for GDPR?.

US Government Sites Give Bad Security Advice

Krebs on Security

government Web sites now carry a message prominently at the top of their home pages meant to help visitors better distinguish between official U.S. government properties and phishing pages. PhishLabs found this percentage increased from 68% in Q3 and 54% in Q2 of 2019. Many U.S.

Data Governance Tools: What Are They? Are They Optional?


Data governance tools used to occupy a niche in an organization’s tech stack, but those days are gone. The rise of data-driven business and the complexities that come with it ushered in a soft mandate for data governance and data governance tools. Data governance refers to the strategic and ongoing efforts by an organization to ensure that data is discoverable and its quality is good. Research indicates business leaders recognize the need for data governance tools.

Who to Follow in 2019 for Big Data, Data Governance and GDPR Advice


Experts are predicting a surge in GDPR enforcement in 2019 as regulators begin to crackdown on organizations still lagging behind compliance standards. With this in mind, the erwin team has compiled a list of the most valuable data governance, GDPR and Big data blogs and news sources for data management and data governance best practice advice from around the web. Top 7 Data Governance, GDPR and Big Data Blogs and News Sources from Around the Web.

Judge: Government Can Collect Royalties From Snowden Memoir

Data Breach Today

government is entitled to proceeds from Edward Snowden's memoir and his paid speeches because the former NSA contractor did not submit his materials to his former federal employers for review before publishing

Business Process Can Make or Break Data Governance


Data governance isn’t a one-off project with a defined endpoint. Data governance, today, comes back to the ability to understand critical enterprise data within a business context, track its physical existence and lineage, and maximize its value while ensuring quality and security. Historically, little attention has focused on what can literally make or break any data governance initiative — turning it from a launchpad for competitive advantage to a recipe for disaster.

Tianfu Cup 2019 Day 1 – Chinese experts hacked Chrome, Edge, Safari, Office365

Security Affairs

The Tianfu Cup 2019 International Cyber ??Security The Tianfu Cup 2019 International Cyber ??Security Chinese white hat hackers have a long story of success, they won several international hacking contests in the past, but in 2018 the Chinese government prohibited Chinese experts in participating this kind of competition abroad. Since the decision of the Chinese Government, the TianfuCup was set up for the first time in the fall of 2018.

Data Governance Makes Data Security Less Scary


In fact, we’ve seen some frightening ones play out already: Google’s record GDPR fine – France’s data privacy enforcement agency hit the tech giant with a $57 million penalty in early 2019 – more than 80 times the steepest fine the U.K.’s In July 2019, British Airways received the biggest GDPR fine to date ($229 million) because the data of more than 500,000 customers was compromised. The Regulatory Rationale for Integrating Data Management & Data Governance.

Government Shutdown: Impact on Health Data Security, Privacy

Data Breach Today

HIPAA Enforcement Agency Open, But Regulatory Activity Slows Down Some regulatory activity related to health data privacy and security is on hold as a result of the partial government shutdown. But the agency that enforces HIPAA remains open

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. This article’s documentary focus shows documentation’s central position in information governance and sheds light on the diverse kinds of documents and practices that deal with information.

The What & Why of Data Governance


Modern data governance is a strategic, ongoing and collaborative practice that enables organizations to discover and track their data, understand what it means within a business context, and maximize its security, quality and value. The What: Data Governance Defined.

ICRM Releases Spring 2019 Newsletter

IG Guru

The post ICRM Releases Spring 2019 Newsletter appeared first on IG GURU. ICRM IG GURU IG News Information Governance Records Management Risk News Sponsored 2019 CRA CRM Newsletter Spring

Virus Bulletin 2019: Japanese Attacks Highlight Savvy APT Strategy


Government Hacks Vulnerabilities APT attacks Japan jpcert region specific software virus bulletin 2019 zero day campaignsMultiyear campaigns stretching back to at least 2014 have been seen using zero-days in region-specific software.

So, what did I think of ARMA InfoCon 2019? Here, let me tell you!

Weissman's World

ARMA InfoCon 2019 was an eye-opener, thanks in large part to a healthy injection of information governance into the proceedings. The post So, what did I think of ARMA InfoCon 2019? governance ARMA infogov records managementThanks, no doubt, to the merger of the Information Coalition with ARMA last year.) The detection of risk management as an overt emerging theme also set it apart from ARMA Conferences of recent vintage, which […].

Spring 2019 OCR Cybersecurity Newsletter

IG Guru

April 3, 2019 In 2019, OCR moved to quarterly cybersecurity newsletters. The post Spring 2019 OCR Cybersecurity Newsletter appeared first on IG GURU. HIPAA IG News Information Governance Records Management 2019 DHS Newsletter Spring

Local, State Governments Face Cybersecurity Crisis

Dark Reading

Ransomware hit small government organizations hard in 2019. Now they have to deal with budget cuts, pandemic precautions, social unrest, and the coming election cycle

Texas Government Agencies Hit by Ransomware

Adam Levin

The local governments and agencies from twenty-three Texas towns were hit by a coordinated ransomware campaign last week. . The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) became aware of the ransomware campaign after being contacted by the municipal governments of several towns that were unable to access critical files. local governments have increasingly been targeted by ransomware campaigns, including Baltimore, Atlanta and several Florida cities.

The 5 top trends for data governance strategies in 2019

Information Management Resources

At the heart of all things data-oriented is the concept of data governance, which calls for proper protocols for data collection, storage, management, security and processing. Data governance Data management Data strategy

Black Hat 2019: Ethical Hackers Must Protect Digital Human Rights


From government surveillance to domestic abuse, technology is being used in new and disturbing ways that threaten human rights - how can the security industry fight back? Black Hat IoT Vulnerabilities black hat USA 2019 Eva Galperin human rights malware schneier Spyware surveillanceware

FBI: $3.5B Lost in 2019 to Known Cyberscams, Ransomware


Cloud Security Government Hacks Web Security $3.5 billion 2019 Internet Crime Report annual report Business Email Compromise cybercrime cybercriminals FBI Fraud IC3 internet Phishing ransomware Scams Spoofing total losses

Iran – Government blocks Internet access in response to the protests

Security Affairs

Iran – After the announcement of the government to cut fuel subsidies, protests erupted in the country and the authorities blocked Internet access. Initially, mobile networks stopped working in large areas of the country, the government blocked any access to the Internet.

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Using Strategic Data Governance to Manage GDPR/CCPA Complexity


In light of recent, high-profile data breaches, it’s past-time we re-examined strategic data governance and its role in managing regulatory requirements. So it’s important to understand how to use strategic data governance to manage the complexity of regulatory compliance and other business objectives … Designing and Operationalizing Regulatory Compliance Strategy. Govern PII “at rest”. Govern PII “in motion”.