The Evolution of Cloud Governance

Data Breach Today

The bad news: Visibility and governance take a huge hit. Matt Kraning, CTO and co-founder of Expanse, discusses this challenge and how to improve cloud governance

Louisiana Government Recovering From Ransomware Attack

Data Breach Today

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

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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. Census Bureau website [link] carries a message that reads, “An official Web site of the United States government. ” I should note that this misleading message seems to be present only on some federal government Web sites. government. Many U.S.

Canadian Government Breaches Exposed Citizens' Data: Report

Data Breach Today

Series of Breaches Occurred Over a Two-Year Period Data breaches at Canadian government agencies exposed the personal information of approximately 144,000 citizens over a two-year period, according to a news report

US Government Ban on Kaspersky Formalized

Data Breach Today

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

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

erwin

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.

Enhancing Security Governance

Data Breach Today

Longtime CISO Vito Sardanopoli on Building an Effective Security Program A formal security program that spells out precise governance components is critical to protecting sensitive data, says Vito Sardanopoli, who served on the U.S.

Google: Government-Backed Hackers Targeted 12,000 Users

Data Breach Today

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.

Metadata Management, Data Governance and Automation

erwin

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?. Can the 80/20 Rule Be Reversed?

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.

Government Shutdown: Experts Fear Deep Cybersecurity Impact

Data Breach Today

government shutdown is impacting agencies integral to the nation's cybersecurity readiness, and experts fear its long-term impact on the country's cyberattack response capabilities, as well as the risk that it will drive away desperately needed new cybersecurity talent from entering public service

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

erwin

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

UK Government Proposes IoT Security Measures

Data Breach Today

government is taking the first steps toward creating new security requirements for manufacturers to strengthen password protections and improve how vulnerabilities are reported

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Services Provider to Government Left Database Exposed: Report

Data Breach Today

federal and local government agencies left a massive production database exposed to the internet, potentially allowing attackers to rewrite content on websites or plant malware, according to a security researcher

Recent DNS Hijacking Campaigns Trigger Government Action

Data Breach Today

governments to issues warnings and policy updates to improve security

Government Shutdown Hampers Cybersecurity

Adam Levin

Government has impacted federal cybersecurity according to several reports. 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.”.

Texas Says 22 Local Government Agencies Hit by Ransomware

Data Breach Today

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.

Government VPN Servers Targeted in Zero-Day Attack

Threatpost

The attacks are being carried out against Chinese government interests worldwide, according to Qihoo 360.

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.

Ransomware Increasingly Hits State and Local Governments

Data Breach Today

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.

Deal to Reopen U.S. Government Approved

Data Breach Today

President Trump Signs Measure to Fund Government for Three Weeks President Donald Trump late Friday signed a short-term funding bill to temporarily end the 35-day federal government partial shutdown.

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.

Business Process Can Make or Break Data Governance

erwin

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.

Cloud Governance Wars - Box vs Office 365

Gimmal

A war has been brewing over the ability to govern content in the cloud. Both vendors have been ramping up their governance and compliance capabilities over the past several years and have launched major initiatives into the world of cloud - based information governance.

Welcoming the USA Government to Have I Been Pwned

Troy Hunt

Over the last 2 years I've been gradually welcoming various governments from around the world onto Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) so that they can have full and unfettered access to the list of email addresses on their domains impacted by data breaches. Today, I'm very happy to announce the expansion of this initiative to include the USA government by way of their US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Have I Been Pwned Government

City of Albany Latest Local Government Hit With Ransomware

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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

Governance?

InfoGovNuggets

Who governs access to the White House? In the absence of a written rule, who governs what behavior is permitted in a press briefing within the White House? Access Controls Culture Duty Governance Government Internal controls Third parties Who is in charge The Executive or the Judiciary? “Judge Grants CNN’s Press-Pass Motion,” The Wall Street Journal , November 17, 2018 A3.

Data Governance Makes Data Security Less Scary

erwin

The Regulatory Rationale for Integrating Data Management & Data Governance. Now, as Cybersecurity Awareness Month comes to a close – and ghosts and goblins roam the streets – we thought it a good time to resurrect some guidance on how data governance can make data security less scary.

Ask the Expert: What is Information Governance

Gimmal

Now more than ever, Information Governance has become a high priority a ctivity for most organizations. This information chaos has pushed organizations to consider implementing an information governance program, but the question that often arise are “What is Information Governance ?”

Ransomware Increasingly Targeting Small Governments

Dark Reading

To get back up and running quickly, and because it's cheaper, city and county governments often pay the ransom, especially if insurance companies are footing the bill. The result: More ransomware

Deal to Reopen U.S. Government Announced

Data Breach Today

President Trump Says He'll Sign Measure to Fund Government for Three Weeks President Donald Trump announced Friday afternoon that the White House and Congress have reached a deal to temporarily end the 35-day federal government partial shutdown with a short-term funding bill that does not include money for a border wall.

Analysis: Government Policies on Huawei's 5G Role

Data Breach Today

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the ramifications of the U.K's s decision to allow limited use of Huawei's equipment in 5G networks. Plus: Updates on Wawa's stolen card offered for sale and nascent security threats from social networks and drones

How to accelerate digital transformation in Government

OpenText Information Management

In a recent IDC Industry Spotlight, the firm outlined the … The post How to accelerate digital transformation in Government appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

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.

Top 10 Data Governance Trends for 2020: Data’s Real Value Comes Into Focus

erwin

Understanding the data governance trends for the year ahead will give business leaders and data professionals a competitive edge … Happy New Year! Regulatory compliance and data breaches have driven the data governance narrative during the past few years.

US Government Website Defaced With Pro-Iran Message

Data Breach Today

government website over the weekend is not linked to Iranian state-sponsored actors. DHS Sees No Signs Vandalism Is Linked to Iranian Actors The DHS says the defacement of a U.S. Attackers posted a pro-Iran message with a photo of President Donald Trump being punched in the face.

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. . local governments have increasingly been targeted by ransomware campaigns, including Baltimore, Atlanta and several Florida cities.

Are You Ever Finished With Information Governance?

Weissman's World

The post Are You Ever Finished With Information Governance? governance maturity infogov information governance information management

5 Ways Data Modeling Is Critical to Data Governance

erwin

Then there’s unstructured data with no contextual framework to govern data flows across the enterprise not to mention time-consuming manual data preparation and limited views of data lineage. So here’s why data modeling is so critical to data governance.

Welcoming the Norwegian Government to HIBP

Troy Hunt

Over the last couple of years, I've been increasingly providing governments with better access to their departments' data exposed in breaches by giving them free and unfettered API access to their domains.