Russian Hackers Revamp Malware, Target Governments: Report

Data Breach Today

Turla Group Targeted Agencies in Eastern Europe, ESET Researchers Say Turla, a sophisticated hacking group with suspected ties to the Russian government, recently used a revamped version of its malware to target government entities in Eastern Europe, according to new research from the security firm ESET.

The Evolution of Cloud Governance

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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

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Louisiana Government Recovering From Ransomware Attack

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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

Canadian Government Breaches Exposed Citizens' Data: Report

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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

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

US Government Ban on Kaspersky Formalized

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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

Enhancing Security Governance

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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.

Hackers Target Chinese Government Agencies Via VPNs: Report

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Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in VPN Servers Exploited, Quihoo 360 Reports Hackers are targeting Chinese government agencies and their employees by taking advantage of zero-day vulnerabilities in VPN servers to plant backdoors and other malware, researchers at the Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 report

Google: Government-Backed Hackers Targeted 12,000 Users

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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.

Data Governance: How to Tackle Three Key Issues

Data Breach Today

The Importance of Accountability, Data Inventory and Automation As organizations plot their 2020 cybersecurity strategies, especially in light of privacy regulations, key data governance challenges are emerging.

Government Shutdown: Experts Fear Deep Cybersecurity Impact

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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

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.

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.

Governing Information Overload

Gimmal

office 365 Records Management records in the cloud federated records intelligent records management physical records Content GovernanceINFORMATION OVERLOAD!!! We created it. We are victims of it. We are perpetuating it.

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.”.

Data Governance for Smart Data Distancing

erwin

During this coronavirus emergency, we are all being deluged by data from politicians, government agencies, news outlets, social media and websites, including valid facts but also opinions and rumors. Data Governance Methods for Data Distancing. Hello from my home office!

Data Governance as an Emergency Service

erwin

Data governance (DG) as a an “emergency service” may be one critical lesson learned coming out of the COVID-19 crisis. Deploying a Data Governance Strategy. Deploying individual data governance elements does not constitute a strategy, much less a sustainable program.

Recent DNS Hijacking Campaigns Trigger Government Action

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governments to issues warnings and policy updates to improve security

Texas Says 22 Local Government Agencies Hit by Ransomware

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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.

What’s the Current State of Data Governance and Automation?

erwin

I’m excited to share the results of our new study with Dataversity that examines how data governance attitudes and practices continue to evolve. Defining Data Governance: What Is Data Governance? . 1 reason to implement data governance.

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?

Huawei Accuses US Government of Hack Attacks

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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.

UK Government Proposes IoT Security Measures

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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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Coronavirus: UK Government Promises App for Contact Tracing

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government says it's prepping a contact-tracing app in an attempt to help contain COVID-19. But Cybersecurity Adviser Dismisses Plans as Misplaced 'Do-Something-Itis' The U.K.

Services Provider to Government Left Database Exposed: Report

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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

Ransomware Increasingly Hits State and Local Governments

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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.

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

Customizing Your Local Government Retention Schedule

The Texas Record

Local governments are afforded a lot of leeway when adopting TSLAC’s Local Government Schedules. To be in compliance with the Local Government Records Act one must declare compliance with TSLAC’s schedules (option 1). Is any series governed by law or statute?

Government Agencies Field More Cybersecurity Maturity Models

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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.

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

Zoom Bombing Attack Hits U.S. Government Meeting

Threatpost

Web Security coronavirus Privacy Security US government work from home zoom zoom security Zoom-bombingA recent U.S. House Oversight Committee meeting was the latest victim of Zoom bombing, according to an internal letter.

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.

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.

US Government Exposes North Korean Malware

Schneier on Security

It's interesting to see the US government take a more aggressive stance on foreign malware. US Cyber Command has uploaded North Korean malware samples to the VirusTotal aggregation repository, adding to the malware samples it uploaded in February.

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 ?”

Data governance for data privacy

Collibra

They need data governance. . They need data governance. What does data governance do? Governance delivers the context, relationships, lineage, and access data citizens need to make decisions around data. Data governance puts processes around your data.

Analysis: Government Policies on Huawei's 5G Role

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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

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.

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

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.