Capital One Data Theft Impacts 106M People

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Federal prosecutors this week charged a Seattle woman with stealing data from more than 100 million credit applications made with Capital One Financial Corp. Thompson on suspicion of downloading nearly 30 GB of Capital One credit application data from a rented cloud data server.

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How Not to Acknowledge a Data Breach

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But occasionally I feel obligated to publish such accounts when companies respond to a breach report in such a way that it’s crystal clear they wouldn’t know what to do with a data breach if it bit them in the nose, let alone festered unmolested in some dark corner of their operations.

The Top 8 Benefits of Data Lineage


It’s important we recognize the benefits of data lineage. As corporate data governance programs have matured, the inventory of agreed-to data policies has grown rapidly. To data-driven businesses, the benefits of data lineage are significant.

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Millions of data workers face inefficiencies as data complexity grows

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Approximately 54 million data workers around the world face common challenges associated with the complexity, diversity and scale of their organizations’ data, and nearly half of their work time is wasted, says a new study. Analytics Data management Data strategy

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Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

Speaker: Azmat Tanauli, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Birst

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. for alleged violations of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Strengthen data security.

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21 top data preparation tools

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Data Breaches in Healthcare Affect More Than Patient Data

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Blue Cross of Idaho and Palmetto Health Report Financial, Payroll Breaches Two recent data breaches at organizations in the healthcare sector illustrate that systems beyond those directly related to patient care can be at risk

Biometric Security Vendor Exposes Fingerprints, Face Data

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Researchers Find Open Database for Suprema's BioStar 2 A South Korean company that makes a biometric access control platform exposed fingerprint, facial recognition data and personal information after leaving an Elasticsearch database open, security researchers say.

8 Takeaways: European Data Protection Summit

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As GDPR Celebrates Its First Birthday, Privacy Experts Meet in London to Review One year after the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect, data protection experts gathered at the European Data Protection Summit in London to review the state of privacy - not just in the U.K.

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Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Report: SEC Investigates First American Data Exposure

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Title and Settlement Company Exposed Hundreds of Millions of Data Records The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the exposure of personal and mortgage-related records from First American Financial Corp., according to Brian Krebs. First American spent $1.7

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Capital One Data Breach Spurs More Lawsuits

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GitHub Also Sued for Allegedly Not Removing Data Related to Intrusion More lawsuits have been filed in the wake of the Capital One breach that exposed the data of more than 100 million individuals.

Leveraging Data Classification to Enable GDPR/CCDP Data Subject Requests


Regulatory requirements are driving organizations to clearly define processes to manage personal data requests from data subjects [1], which in turn requires clear data classification and disposition controls in the environment.


Toyota Reveals a Second Data Breach

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Hackers Targeted Servers Storing Data on 3.1 has reported its second data breach in the past five weeks. The latest incident, revealed Friday, may have exposed data on as many as 3.1 Million Customers Toyota Motor Corp.

NAB Apologizes After Breach of Personal Data

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Australian Bank Says Customer Data Sent to Two Service Providers National Australia Bank says it is contacting 13,000 customers after personal account data was uploaded without authorization to two data service providers.

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Travel Card Data Release Risked Australians' Privacy

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Transport Agency Criticized for Violating Privacy Law Big data analysis relies on big data being available.

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Big Data Analytics' Role in Security

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Splunk's Haiyan Song Shares Insights on Addressing Emerging Threats Big data analytics can help security professionals stay ahead of emerging challenges in a rapidly changing threat landscape, says Splunk's Haiyan Song

Under GDPR, UK Data Breach Reports Quadruple

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After Privacy Law Went Into Full Effect, Data Security Complaints Doubled One year after Europe's tough new GDPR privacy law went into full effect last May, authorities in Britain have seen the number of annual data breach notifications more than quadruple.

A Summer of Data Breach Discontent

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Ransomware Attacks, Vendors Mishaps Are Top Culprits in Healthcare Data Breach Drama When we look at many of the biggest healthcare data breaches reported so far this summer, two big culprits pop out: ransomware attacks and vendor mishaps. What other trends will emerge

Top 5 Data Catalog Benefits: Understanding Your Organization’s Data Lineage


A data catalog benefits organizations in a myriad of ways. Data cataloging helps curate internal and external datasets for a range of content authors. But even with this in mind, the importance of data cataloging is growing. Data Lineage – The Common Approach.

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Data governance in the age of AI: Beyond the basics

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Ensuring the quality of data becomes increasingly important so that organizations don’t wind up making bigger mistakes. Data governance Data management Data strategy

Facebook's Leaky Data Bucket: App Stored User Data Online

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Android App Left User Data Open Without Authentication or TLS/SSL A security consultancy discovered Facebook user data exposed in two different places online without authentication or encryption. The data is now offline.

Health Data Breaches Involving Unencrypted Devices Reported

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Tech Data Says It Has Closed Off StreamOne Data Exposure

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Researchers Say Logging Server Left Online Without Authentication Tech Data says it has disabled a logging server used for its StreamOne cloud services marketplace after a data exposure. Tech Data differs with researchers over the sensitivity over what was exposed, but the logging server is offline now

Equifax's Data Breach Costs Hit $1.4 Billion

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Massive 2017 Breach Continues to Bite the Credit Reporting Giant's Bottom Line Equifax has reported a loss in its latest quarter due to ongoing incident response, legal, investigative and corporate information security overhaul costs resulting from its 2017 data breach.

Do you need to better prioritize your data?

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The point of data governance is to identify the most important data and manage that data proportionately to the value it has to your company. Data governance Data management Data ownership

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HIV Data Exposed Online

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The incident illustrates the importance of safeguarding sensitive health data, such as by implementing behavioral analytics

Prosecutors Probe Facebook's Data Deals

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New York Grand Jury Subpoenas Records in Criminal Probe - Report Facebook's data deals continue to be probed.

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Troy Hunt: Why Data Breaches Persist

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More Data, Use of the Cloud and IoT Presage Even More Big, Bad Breaches Bad news for anyone who might have hoped that the data breach problem was getting better.

Health Data Breach Tally: The Latest Additions

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Big Ransomware Attacks Added to 'Wall of Shame' Several large breaches involving hacking/IT incidents, including ransomware attacks, have been added in recent weeks to the federal tally of major health data breaches.

Keeping Up with New Data Protection Regulations


Keeping up with new data protection regulations can be difficult, and the latest – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – isn’t the only new data protection regulation organizations should be aware of. New Data Protection Regulations – Always Be Prepared.

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Constructing A Digital Transformation Strategy: Putting the Data in Digital Transformation


Once you’ve determined what part(s) of your business you’ll be innovating — the next step in a digital transformation strategy is using data to get there. Constructing A Digital Transformation Strategy: Data Enablement. With automation, data quality is systemically assured.

7 top data management platforms

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Data management Data strategy Data discoveryAdobe, Salesforce, Nielsen and Neustar are among the top providers of DMP software, according to a new Wave Report from Forrester Research.

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What You Should Know About the Equifax Data Breach Settlement

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Big-three credit bureau Equifax has reportedly agreed to pay at least $650 million to settle lawsuits stemming from a 2017 breach that let intruders steal personal and financial data on roughly 148 million Americans.

4 top data security and risk trends, according to Gartner

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Data security Data privacy Data strategyIt’s an increasingly difficult challenge for many IT and security executives. One good practice is to stay up on the latest cyber security trends and potential solutions.

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Marriott: Data on 500 Million Guests Stolen in 4-Year Breach

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Hospitality giant Marriott today disclosed a massive data breach exposing the personal and financial information on as many as a half billion customers who made reservations at any of its Starwood properties over the past four years. Data Breaches Marriott Data breach Starwood breach

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Democratizing Data and the Rise of the Citizen Analyst


Data innovation is flourishing, driven by the confluence of exploding data production, a lowered barrier to entry for big data, as well as advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. However, siloing data can be just as costly.

Data Breach Notification: California Targets 'Loopholes'

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Understanding the role of governance in data lakes and warehouses

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Data lakes Data warehouses Data governanceWhile they have innate differences, and serve organizations differently, there is a universal thread that runs through both, without which, would render them useless.