Data Governance Makes Data Security Less Scary

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Do you know where your data is? What data you have? Add to the mix the potential for a data breach followed by non-compliance, reputational damage and financial penalties and a real horror story could unfold. Don’t Scream; You Can Protect Your Sensitive Data.

Very Meta … Unlocking Data’s Potential with Metadata Management Solutions

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Untapped data, if mined, represents tremendous potential for your organization. While there has been a lot of talk about big data over the years, the real hero in unlocking the value of enterprise data is metadata , or the data about the data.

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Ransomware Attackers Leak Stolen Data

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Maze Crew Reportedly Threatens to Release More of Allied Universal's Data Unless Ransom Paid Ransomware attacks have taken an unwelcome turn: The Maze gang reportedly has begun leaking a victim's files to create pressure to pay a ransom.

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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Embedded BI and Analytics: Best Practices to Monetize Your Data

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

Alarming Trend: More Ransomware Gangs Exfiltrating Data

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Criminals Increasingly Leak Stolen Data to Force Bitcoin Payoff As if ransomware wasn't already bad enough, more gangs are now exfiltrating data from victims before leaving systems crypto-locked.

New Data Ransom Target: Patients

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In a recent attack on a Florida-based plastic surgery practice, hackers exfiltrated patients' medical records and then demanded a ransom be paid by the clinic and some of its patients to avoid further exposure of the data Could Attack on Florida Clinic Be Start of Disturbing Trend?

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Benefits of Data Vault Automation

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The benefits of Data Vault automation from the more abstract – like improving data integrity – to the tangible – such as clearly identifiable savings in cost and time. So Seriously … You Should Automate Your Data Vault.

Metadata Management, Data Governance and Automation

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erwin released its State of Data Governance Report in February 2018, just a few months before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect. Download Free GDPR Guide | Step By Step Guide to Data Governance for GDPR?. How to automate data mapping.

Ransomware Bites Dental Data Backup Firm

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PerCSoft , a Wisconsin-based company that manages a remote data backup service relied upon by hundreds of dental offices across the country, is struggling to restore access to client systems after falling victim to a ransomware attack.

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

The Lifecycle of Stolen Payment Data

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Fiserv's Christine El Eris on How Fraudsters Sit on and Sell Stolen Card Data Even in the post-EMV era, payment card data is very much thriving on the dark web. Why is data still so accessible to fraudsters, and how can card issuers and merchants alike improve card data security?

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Hepatitis Patients' Data Exposed

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Report: Philadelphia Department of Public Health Exposed Data on Website The Philadelphia Department of Public Health inadvertently exposed on its website the records of thousands of hepatitis patients, according to a local news report.

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PayMyTab Exposes Restaurant Customer Data: Report

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Researchers Say Company Left Customer Data Unsecured in AWS S3 Bucket An unsecure database belonging to PayMyTab, a company that provides U.S.

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

Privacy without borders: Reality or Fantasy?

How Metadata Makes Data Meaningful

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Metadata is an important part of data governance, and as a result, most nascent data governance programs are rife with project plans for assessing and documenting metadata. Managing metadata should not be a sub-goal of data governance. Quite simply, metadata is data about data.

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

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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.

Using Strategic Data Governance to Manage GDPR/CCPA Complexity

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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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What Is Data Cleaning? (Clean Data Is Happy Data!)

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What is data cleaning? Data cleaning (or data cleansing) keeps information current, accurate and complete. Good data hygiene ensures that people can easily access the information when they need it. An organization would no more keep dirty data around than you would store garbage in a suitcase or gift wrap it for a friend. So, what are clean data, dirty data and data cleaning? Telling Clean Data From Dirty Data.

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

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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 1.0

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

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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.

5 Ways Data Modeling Is Critical to Data Governance

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Enterprises are trying to manage data chaos. They also face increasing regulatory pressure because of global data regulations , such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), that went into effect last week on Jan.

Jared, Kay Jewelers Parent Fixes Data Leak

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” Concerned that his own information was similarly exposed, Sheehy contacted Jared parent company Signet Jewelers and asked them to fix the data exposure. But Lancaster said Signet neglected to remedy the data exposure for all past orders until contacted by KrebsOnSecurity.

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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.

Magento Marketplace Suffers Data Breach, Adobe Warns

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E-Commerce Platform User Data Exposed Exploited; Vulnerability Now Fixed Adobe says its e-commerce Magento Marketplace has been breached, exposing usernames, email addresses and more. Unfortunately, the stolen data could be used to fuel phishing attacks

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

SEC Investigating Data Leak at First American Financial Corp.

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Shoval said he recently received a letter from the SEC’s enforcement division which stated the agency was investigating the data exposure to determine if First American had violated federal securities laws. Data Breaches The Coming Storm Ben Shoval First American Financial Corp.

Baby's First Data Breach: App Exposes Baby Photos, Videos

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The data includes baby photos and videos, birthdates, location data and device information

Data: E-Retail Hacks More Lucrative Than Ever

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For many years and until quite recently, credit card data stolen from online merchants has been worth far less in the cybercrime underground than cards pilfered from hacked brick-and-mortar stores.

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Driving Data

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Could you add more value to that data if you could compare it to the now and see how you are trending? Is your company data like an isolated driver in traffic? You have the data, we’ll help you to reach your desintation. Stuck In Rush Hour.

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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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Business Process Can Make or Break Data Governance

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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.

HIV Data Exposed Online

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

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.

Data Governance Stock Check: Using Data Governance to Take Stock of Your Data Assets

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GDPR) and to ensure peak business performance, organizations often bring consultants on board to help take stock of their data assets. This sort of data governance “stock check” is important but can be arduous without the right approach and technology. For regulatory compliance (e.g.,

Keeping Up with New Data Protection Regulations

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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.

How Metadata Makes Data Meaningful

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Metadata is an important part of data governance, and as a result, most nascent data governance programs are rife with project plans for assessing and documenting metadata. Managing metadata should not be a sub-goal of data governance. Quite simply, metadata is data about data.

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

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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.

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.