G7 Comes Out in Favor of Encryption Backdoors

Schneier on Security

Some G7 countries highlight the importance of not prohibiting, limiting, or weakening encryption; There is a weird belief amongst policy makers that hacking an encryption system's key management system is fundamentally different than hacking the system's encryption algorithm.

The Advantage of Professional Document Scanning

Armstrong Archives

For some companies, one of these strategies is utilizing document scanning services , and it brings them many benefits. Instead, digitally storing documents allows companies to increase security through the use of encryption and passwords. Quick Access to Documents.

STOP ransomware encrypts files and steals victim’s data

Security Affairs

Experts observed the ransomware also installing the dreaded Azorult password-stealing Trojan on victim’s machine to steal account credentials, cryptocurrency wallets, documents and more.

How to Preserve Your Old Documents While Growing Digitally


Taking care of your old documents is a complicated process. On the other, however, when you do need the documents, you need to be able to locate them quickly and not waste hours trying to figure out where they might have ended up. First Off, Handle the Documents with Care.

5 Document Scanning Myths, Debunked

Archive Document Data Storage

Here are several common myths about document scanning to watch out for: Myth 1: Document Scanning is Easy. Scanning a few documents with a desktop scanner is straightforward and easy, but converting several boxes of records with a desktop scanner may take several days or even weeks. The entire imaging and conversion process is handled for you, including: document preparation. As a result, you can continue to focus on your business while your documents are scanned.

The Dirty Little Secrets of Engineering Document Management

Synergis Software

For managing engineering information, three types of programs are competing for market share: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Data Management (PDM), and Engineering Document Management (EDM). EDM companies talk about streamlining enterprise business processes and making all engineering documentation secure, shared, and accessible. Many companies start by looking at PLM and PDM, but then realize what they are really looking for is engineering document management.

You Know It’s Time to Digitise Your Documents When…

Archive Document Data Storage

Here are several signs it may be time to digitise your documents: You Can’t Afford a Privacy Breach. With a professional document scanning solution, your documents are converted to digital files and hosted in a document management repository that offers advanced encryption tools. Fortunately, by digitising your documents you can gain space without breaking the bank. Filing, copying, printing and sharing paper documents is slow and laborious.

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The Top 5 Reasons for Not Scanning Documents

Archive Document Data Storage

In this blog, we’ll share the top five things people assume about document scanning, and explain why those assumptions are incorrect. Without a doubt, do-it-yourself document scanning is laborious and time consuming, but the opposite is true when you use a qualified scanning partner to do the work for you. High-speed scanners are used to scan your documents. Both standard-size and large format documents are converted to digital images in a matter of minutes.

Ephesoft Leads the Document Capture Industry to the Cloud with the First High- Performance Processing Hybrid Solution

Document Imaging Report

which uses a specialized type of artificial intelligence called supervised machine learning to optimize operational efficiency in document-intensive processes. This means customers can use less power to process more documents at a lower cost. IRVINE, Calif. –

Tips for Becoming a Paperless Law Office

Armstrong Archives

One of the most important issues to consider when digitizing a law firm’s documents is where to store your data. They also often choose to have their data encrypted to prevent data breaches. It is particularly important to determine how handwritten documents should be handled.

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Everteam Solutions for Enhanced Cyber Security


Below are some common cyber threats: Malware: A malicious software performs activities on the attacked device without the owner’s knowledge, these activities might include stealing, encrypting or deleting sensitive data, Phishing: A cyberattack with devastating results, phishing is a type of social engineering attack used often to steal someone’s data, including login credentials and credit card numbers, which allows the attackers to perform unauthorized purchases, stealing funds and identities.

WORM Compliance at Work


With strong encryption — commonly available with WORM-compliant storage — organizations can complete the CIA triad, ensuring data confidentiality. Companies can encrypt data in transit to WORM storage media or at rest on the media to secure data against exposure and theft. Vendors create WORM-compliant storage technologies (Write-Once, Read-Many) so that organizations can write (save) data to the media indefinitely.

How to create an ISO 27001-compliant risk treatment plan

IT Governance

An RTP (risk treatment plan) is an essential part of an organisation’s ISO 27001 implementation process, as it documents the way your organisation will respond to identified threats. Cryptography : the encryption and key management of sensitive information.

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Protect Your Sensitive Information with Secure Destruction

Armstrong Archives

It’s not enough to rip up paper documents anymore – now that data has gone digital, it’s necessary to securely destroy sensitive information in cyberspace as well. If you thought you could go without secure document destruction at your office, here are three facts that will change your mind.

Key Skills for Records Managers When Working With Lawyers


Lawyers are struggling with an ever-increasing volume of documents and the associated demand to classify, secure and organize them. report estimated that they spend more than 11 hours per week dealing with challenges related to document creation and management.

Legal Threats Make Powerful Phishing Lures

Krebs on Security

Our {legal team | legal council | legal departement} has prepared a document explaining the {litigation | legal dispute | legal contset}. Please download and read the attached encrypted document carefully. Note: The password for the document is 123456.

3 Common HIPAA Violations to Avoid

Armstrong Archives

Organizations in the healthcare industry should invest in suitable document storage to prevent unauthorized individuals from gaining access to sensitive information; otherwise, they could face lawsuits. We supply HIPAA-compliant document storage, disposal, and more.

Emergence of Blockchain in Finance Requires Secure, Streamlined Data Management


New blocks — forming a chain — are added any time the document changes, with all parties receiving updated golden copies. All documents are required to have the same blockchain signature, as a protection against fraud.

Emsisoft released a free decryptor for the Ims00rry ransomware

Security Affairs

The Ims00rry ransomware used AES-128 algorithm for the encryption process. Unlike most of the ransomware, Ims00rry and doesn’t append an extension to the filenames of the encrypted files. Do not rename or move the encrypted files.

What Records Management Professionals Need to Know About Blockchain


It can also verify the authenticity of digital content such as documents, images and recordings. It does this by embedding unique, encrypted codes into digital assets and distributing updated copies of those assets to everyone participating in the blockchain whenever a change is made.

GUEST ESSAY: Why the hack of South Korea’s weapons, munitions systems was so predictable

The Last Watchdog

News reports this week indicate internal documents, including details of arms procurement for the country’s next-generation fighter aircraft, were pilfered from at least 10 of the hacked computers. In today’s environment for commercial business, let alone government security and defense agencies, the de rigueur approach for cyber security necessarily includes end-to-end encryption, single sign-on, and two-factor authentication, at minimum.

Data Destruction in the Cloud: It’s Complicated


The procedures for expunging data from on-premises equipment are mature and well-documented, ranging from magnetic erasure to physical destruction of media. Some experts say the simplest and least expensive option is to encrypt all data stored in the cloud. In that scenario, data is never actually deleted, but destroying the encryption key renders it useless.

Exclusive, experts at Yoroi-Cybaze ZLab released a free decryptor for Loocipher Ransomware

Security Affairs

Recently experts at Yoroi-Cybaze ZLab published a detailed analysis of the Loocipher ransomware, below the key findings of the analysis: The ransomware spreads using weaponized Word document. Exploring the memory map of LooCipher process after the completion of the encryption.

FTC Posts Fifth Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Series

Hunton Privacy

For example, a business that adopts tried and true encryption methods accepted by industry, and incorporates these methods into product development, acts more prudently than a business that uses its own proprietary method to obfuscate data. Ensure Proper Configuration : When businesses choose to use strong encryption, they need to ensure they have configured it correctly. On August 18, 2017, the FTC published the fifth blog post in its “Stick with Security” series.

LooCipher: The New Infernal Ransomware

Security Affairs

Unlike most ransomware, LooCipher uses a macro-weaponized document as dropper of the real threat. We identified two different document files involved to deploy the ransomware, they are called: “Info_BSV_2019.docm” and “Info_Project_BSV_2019.docm”. Document content.

Payroll Provider Gives Extortionists a Payday

Krebs on Security

19, Apex was alerted that its systems had been infected with a destructive strain of ransomware that encrypts computer files and demands payment for a digital key needed to unscramble the data. “When they encrypt the data, that happens really fast,” he said.

OMB Publishes Memorandum on Responding to Data Breaches

Hunton Privacy

The Breach Memorandum next notes the importance of breach response and awareness training, and emphasizes key provisions to include in agency contracts that obligate contractors to (1) encrypt PII in accordance with OMB and agency-specific guidelines, (2) report breaches to the relevant agency as soon as possible and (3) cooperate with any forensic investigation and analysis. Federal Law Compliance Encryption Obama Administration Personally Identifiable Information

Patch Tuesday, November 2018 Edition

Krebs on Security

The other is a publicly disclosed bug in Microsoft’s Bitlocker encryption technology ( CVE-2018-8566 ) that could allow an attacker to get access to encrypted data.

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Information Governance: Trends and Highlights From 2018


Documenting the GDPR compliance training program to prove that everyone who handles client data has been appropriately equipped. In the event of a breach, notifying everyone affected via a documented procedure within the required 30-day time frame.

Boosting Your Data Protection Strategy in 2019

Archive Document Data Storage

Use Encryption Software. You can protect your data from hackers by encrypting your data. Encryption software scrambles your emails and files, so only authorised end users with the encryption key can unlock and read them. Several software providers offer high-security encryption software. Data protection involves assessing the complete range of risks to your information, including negligent document storage and disposal practices.

Why Go Paperless?

Archive Document Data Storage

ADDS recommends secure offsite storage combined with scanning and uploading files to an Electronic Document Management (EDM) system. Nothing is more inefficient than having to print copies of documents when you need to share information with your colleagues. Document scanning allows you to share and distribute documents digitally, just by clicking your mouse. Searching through filing cabinets to find documents wastes time and money.

Playing Cat and Mouse: Three Techniques Abused to Avoid Detection

Security Affairs

The first two are techniques related to Office documents, used to hide malicious payload and lure the users. As study case we chosen a Word document containing the CVE-2017-0199 exploit, which allows the document to download and execute arbitrary code at opening time.

Operation Sharpshooter targets critical infrastructure and global defense

Security Affairs

” Threat actors are carrying out spear phishing attacks with a link poining to weaponized Word documents purporting to be sent by a job recruiter. The macros included in the malicious document uses an embedded shellcode to inject the Sharpshooter downloader into Word’s memory.

FTC Orders Mobile Device Manufacturers to Provide Information about Security Updates for Study

Hunton Privacy

Compliance Consent Order Consumer Protection Encryption Federal Trade Commission Mobile App Mobile Device

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Korean Privacy Law Updated

Hunton Privacy

Effective September 30, 2016, “companies that either process sensitive information or unique identifying information of 50,000 data subjects or more, or process personal information of 1 million data subjects or more should be prepared to implement the obligation to notify data subjects if personal information has been obtained indirectly from third parties [and] comply with MOI’s request for document review in connection with MOI’s regular inspection on the company’s security measures.”.

Malware researchers decrypted the Qrypter Payload

Security Affairs

Sha256 4ede0d4787f2e5bc471de3490e5c9327b459985530e42def9cf5d94ea4c2cb2b Threat Qrypter-encrypted jRAT Brief Description Jar file contains jRAT Ssdeep 12288:vimJ+fjGuiwDBA19F7/8fDFsJTVjODmYae:vimkiwDB6z8fZsN3Yae. Encrypted file content. Encryption key used to decrypt all the other files.

Monzo bank tells customers to change their PINs after security

IT Governance

Although the information was in encrypted log files, more than 100 Monzo engineers could view the information. Sujith says the bank should have documented the log type and characteristics of each system as part of its log management program.

Cybersecurity Checklist for Political Campaigns

Lenny Zeltser

To understand the basis for these recommendations, read the documents mentioned at the end of the post. Attackers stole sensitive documents. Adversaries have routinely pursued sensitive campaign documents. Use encrypted chat for sensitive discussions.

Report: No ‘Eternal Blue’ Exploit Found in Baltimore City Ransomware

Krebs on Security

The tweets included links to images of documents allegedly stolen by the intruders. For almost the past month, key computer systems serving the government of Baltimore, Md. have been held hostage by a ransomware strain known as “ Robbinhood.”

Frankenstein campaign: threat actors put together open-source tools for highly-targeted attacks

Security Affairs

Talos researchers discovered a low volume of documents in various malware repositories. “Cisco Talos recently identified a series of documents that we believe are part of a coordinated series of cyber attacks that we are calling the Frankenstein campaign.”

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