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EU data governance regulation – a wave of digital, regulatory and antitrust reform begins – Part 1

Data Protection Report

On 25 November 2020, the European Commission ( EC ) published its proposed Data Governance Regulation (the DGR ), which will create a new legal framework to encourage the development of a European single market for data. What are the objectives of the Data Governance Regulation? The Data Strategy proposed the establishment of nine common European data spaces for data sharing and pooling, including health, mobility, manufacturing, financial services, energy, and agriculture.


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Alleged China-linked hackers used SolarWinds bug to breach National Finance Center

Security Affairs

Department of Agriculture, that provides human resources and payroll services to hundreds of federal agencies. Department of Agriculture, was among the affected organizations, raising fears that data on thousands of government employees may have been compromised.”

Facebook links cyberespionage group APT32 to Vietnamese IT firm

Security Affairs

The APT32 group has been active since at least 2012, it has targeted organizations across multiple industries and foreign governments, dissidents, and journalists. Facebook has suspended some accounts linked to APT32 that were involved in cyber espionage campaigns to spread malware.

Two more cyber attacks hit Israel’s water facilities in June

Security Affairs

One of the attacks hit agricultural water pumps in upper Galilee, while the other one hit water pumps in the central province of Mateh Yehuda. According to local media, the targets of the attacks were small drainage installations in the agriculture sector.

Another SolarWinds Orion Hack

Schneier on Security

Department of Agriculture, was among the affected organizations, raising fears that data on thousands of government employees may have been compromised. […].

Spotlight: Dorothea Lange

Unwritten Record

However, among the holdings of the NARA Still Picture Branch, there are two main series where her photographs can be found: 83-G: Photographic Prints Documenting Programs and Activities of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics and Predecessor Agencies (ca. They also help inform the public about government photographic resources that are available.

Security Blueprints of Many Companies Leaked in Hack of Swedish Firm Gunnebo

Krebs on Security

The Gunnebo Group is a Swedish multinational company that provides physical security to a variety of customers globally, including banks, government agencies, airports, casinos, jewelry stores, tax agencies and even nuclear power plants.

Iranian hackers access unsecured HMI at Israeli Water Facility

Security Affairs

One of the attacks hit agricultural water pumps in upper Galilee, while the other one hit water pumps in the central province of Mateh Yehuda. A group of Iranian hackers gained access to a un unprotected ICS at an Israeli Water Facility and posted a video as proof of the hack.

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Chinese hackers stole info from Spanish centers working on Covid19 vaccine

Security Affairs

In July, US DoJ charged two Chinese hackers working with China’s Ministry of State Security with hacking into computer systems of government organizations and companies worldwide.

Israel announced to have foiled an attempted cyber-attack on defence firms

Security Affairs

The Israeli statement did not explicitly refer to the government of Pyongyang and did not provide details about the attack (the targeted companies, data of the attack).

Eggplant Activism: Philadelphia Community Gardens and COVID-19


Local and State government hadn’t included specific regulations for gardens in their closure orders. Community gardens are an important part of our Commonwealth’s food and agricultural system,” Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said.

Sodinokibi ransomware gang launches auction site to sell stolen data

Security Affairs

In June 2019, the ransomware hit several managed service providers , while in August the same malware infected the company behind DDS Safe solution used by hundreds of dental offices and at least 23 Texas local governments as the result of a coordinated effort. Now the group implemented the new “auction” feature, a first auction is for documents stolen from a Canadian agricultural company that was hacked in May and that refused to pay the ransom.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2020 – 586 million records breached

IT Governance

The post List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2020 – 586 million records breached appeared first on IT Governance UK Blog. We recorded 103 cyber security incidents in November, which accounted for 586,771,602 leaked records.

Caretakers of the Sky: The Wright Brothers and Recording the Aerial Age

Unwritten Record

Despite such a momentous achievement, as laid out by the Smithsonian Institute, the US government initially took little interest in the Wright’s invention.

RG 263 CIA Published Maps: A Digitization Project In Progress

Unwritten Record

These maps date primarily from the 1940s to the 1970s, cover most areas of the world, and provide a particularly interesting glimpse into the activities and interests of the CIA and US government during the Cold War and Vietnam War.

A cyberattack took offline websites of the Georgia agency

Security Affairs

“The Administrative Office of the Courts was offline Monday as the state government tried to contain the hack.” This incident follows other similar attacks on government systems, such as the one that hit the city of Atlanta and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Some court websites of a Georgia state were brought offline after their systems were infected by ransomware in a cyber attack.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in June 2020 ­– 7 billion records breached

IT Governance

Florence, AL, government hit by cyber attack (unknown). China launches cyber attacks on government websites and banks following India massacre (unknown). Australian government bombarded by cyber attacks (unknown). Brazilian federal police investigate data leak of government officials (unknown). Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation is notifying clients of a privacy breach (134).

German Government Asks Internet Companies to Develop Self-Regulatory Code for Geo Data Services and Proposes Draft Law

Hunton Privacy

On September 20, 2010, the German government under the leadership of the Federal Minister of the Interior held a summit on “Digitization of Cities and States – Opportunities and Limits of Private and Public Geo Data Services.” Approximately 50 experts attended, including the Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, the Federal Minister of Justice and representatives from various companies, such as Deutsche Telekom, Google, Microsoft, Apple Inc.,

Hunting the ICEFOG APT group after years of silence

Security Affairs

The cyber mercenaries were recruited by governments and private companies, it was composed of highly skilled hackers able to conduct sophisticated attacks. A security researcher found new evidence of activities conducted by the ICEFOG APT group, also tracked by the experts as Fucobha. Chi-en (Ashley) Shen, a senior security researcher at FireEye, collected evidence that demonstrates that China-linked APT group ICEFOG (aka Fucobha ) is still active.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs – Photographs Finding Aid: A Closer Look

Unwritten Record

75-ID-91, Alexander Gardner Portraits of Tribal Delegations to the Federal Government, 1872-1872. We can search for a variety of topics, listed in alphabetical order, from Agriculture to Transportation.

Unwrapping the Archives

The Texas Record

The less serious answer are the lighthearted doodles added to records by government employees. The State Archives primarily collects records that have enduring value and were created or maintained by Texas government.

The Importance of “Legacy” in Colleges and Universities

Rocket Software

North Carolina Central University, NC Agricultural and Technical State University, Alcorn State University, Tennessee State University and East Carolina University. COBOL programming has been around for more than 60 years, and many consider this a “legacy” language, even though it is still used by governments and the financial services sector. By Cameron Seay , guest blogger. The global economy runs on mainframes.

The Internet of Things (IoT): Managing the Data Tsunami


Yet along that path there will be numerous obstacles to overcome – chiefly related to data privacy and governance. The Internet-of-Things has the potential to transform a range of industries – from automotive and agriculture through to healthcare, home appliances and insurance services. Nor that of governments measuring physical stresses on bridges and buildings to safeguard their structural integrity. Data governance holds the key.

Telstra warns public trust will crumble unless access to data is limited

The Guardian Data Protection

Telco says diverse agencies accessing data through legal loophole need to follow the same process as law enforcement bodies Telstra has warned that public trust in the security of their data will be eroded if government agencies continue to be allowed access to it without appropriate authorisation.

Mobile Libraries: Culture on the Go

Unwritten Record

government used bookmobiles to promote a concept known as “cultural diplomacy.” The American government was taking a greater role in global affairs following the end of World War II, as the Marshall Plan and the Smith-Mundt Act in 1948 clearly demonstrate. government to uphold American foreign policy through public diplomacy. US government-sponsored bookmobiles were also on the move in nearby Austria, and further away in Panama and Thailand.

Spotlight: Happy Birthday, West Virginia

Unwritten Record

The state was created when several northern Virginia counties were admitted to the Union during the Civil War after several years of petitioning the United States Government. West Virginia officially became a state on June 20, 1863 and will celebrate its 157th birthday this year. Economic and social differences between southern and northern Virginia lead loyal unionists in the northern region to push for legal statehood.

Improving economic forecasting with AI


In addition to government activities, this advanced modeling approach has applications in policy analysis, academic settings and other organizations. Real-time, multidimensional economic modeling will enable government policymakers to study the impacts and trends of major economic failures in the world economy from a new, big data analytics perspective. economic activity, including private consumption and investments, government spending and foreign trade and investment.

EU: Competition policy in the digital era (Part 1)

DLA Piper Privacy Matters

The benefits are enormous, as digital communication facilitates exchanges and searches, and enhances consumer choices not only in purchasing consumer goods, but also in finance, healthcare, and producing industries from manufacture to agriculture. The Report contrasts the financial magnitude of the “Happy Few” with the disappointed hopes of internet pioneer John Perry Barlow, who had wished for a decentralized, self-governing world (p.

RFID Market – Global Forecast to 2023

RFID Global Solution, Inc.

Target audience of the report: Government bodies, venture capitalists, and private equity firms. Animal Tracking/Agriculture. MarketsandMarkets. June 2017. Driven by lower prices of radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, and increasing penetration of RFID technology in various industries, the RFID market is likely to witness high growth in coming years. The RFID market was valued at USD 16.95 Billion in 2016 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.7% between 2017 and 2023.

Knock, Knock; Who’s There? – IoT Device Identification & Data Integrity Is No Joke

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

The use of IoT technologies holds enormous potential in practically every segment of human enterprise – government, banking and finance, healthcare, retail, agriculture, and ecommerce to name a few. This is why many government and industry data security regulations and mandates call for a root of trust using certified hardware security modules (HSMs). The Internet of Things (IoT) is very crowded. Connected devices outnumber people.

Robert Reich: “Saving Capitalism” From Itself

John Battelle's Searchblog

Most of Reich’s argument turns on this simple premise: The debate between “free markets” and “government intrusion” is a false choice. “The central choice is not between the “free market” and government;” Reich argues, “it is between a market organized for broadly based prosperity and one designed to deliver almost all the gains to a few at the top.”

Spotlight: Photographs Documenting the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Unwritten Record

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) operations depended upon the administrative support of five federal agencies: the Department of Labor responsible for CCC recruiting; the Veterans Administration responsible for selecting veterans for CCC programs; the War Department responsible for numerous needs of CCC trainees such as physical conditioning, medical care, food, clothing, and housing; and the Departments of Agriculture and Interior responsible for the planning and supervision of work projects.

Ready to lead the 5G revolution


A myriad of use cases is emerging, spanning industries as diverse as transport, retail, healthcare and agriculture. We believe the UK government needs to appoint a UK-based, systems integrator to bring the ecosystem of consultants, network operators, equipment vendors, politicians, cloud providers and end users together. Ready to lead the 5G revolution. Mon, 02/25/2019 - 05:48.

Stock Footage Spotlight: Historically Black Colleges and Universities in WWII

Unwritten Record

The slates listed some names of schools and government agencies. Prairie View students study agriculture and learn to forge machine parts and tools. When scanning films in the National Archives Motion Picture Lab, we sometimes come across images that we want to learn more about. We recently transferred several reels of unedited footage depicting African American college students in various classroom settings.

Elevating the value of the digital archives at Waddesdon Manor


The archives also house physical and digital artefacts across a wide range of subjects including art and horticulture, social, agricultural and wine history, 19 th century estate management, the history and politics of Israel, and the history of the art market (the archive holds the business archives of P & D Colnaghi Ltd art dealers, one of the oldest in the UK). Real-world digital preservation blog series: The Waddesdon Archive.

Thinking Out Loud: Potential Information

John Battelle's Searchblog

The potential information inside agriculture? What does it mean when government has access to all that potential information? (At The post Thinking Out Loud: Potential Information appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Plenty of potential at the top of this particular system. image ) If you took first-year physics in school, you’re familiar with the concepts of potential and kinetic energy.

Collecting for continuity and for change: The web archiving experience in Westborough


Once an agricultural and then an industrial community, Westborough has been transformed in the last fifty years by rapid residential, commercial, and corporate growth. The town has several active civic organizations and clubs, and residents participate in a Town Meeting form of government wherein all of the voting members of town gather twice per year to decide how the town will be governed. By Anthony Vaver, Local History Librarian and Archivist, Westborough Public Library.

Data Intelligence foundations for federal agencies


The “Evidence Act” is a response to many of the challenges that government agencies face such as siloed data due to legacy technology architecture and various classification levels which ultimately makes data sharing difficult. The government also struggles to share data across agencies, which can lead to threats to our national security. So how do government agencies alleviate this pain? . Data domains are the next step in laying the foundation of data governance.

White House Releases 60-day Cybersecurity Review Detailing Threats

Hunton Privacy

The epochs of history are long—the Agricultural Revolution; the Industrial Revolution. Today’s announcement is obviously a significant step towards a broader, higher priority approach from the federal government towards the growing problem of securing information and the systems that process it. The White House today released the report from the 60-day cybersecurity review the President ordered in February.