Pharmaceutical companies exploited by phishing scam targeting job seekers

IT Governance

Earlier this month, two major pharmaceutical giants issued warnings about phishing emails targeting job hunters. The post Pharmaceutical companies exploited by phishing scam targeting job seekers appeared first on IT Governance Blog. GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca say they are victims of recruitment scams, in which crooks create fake job adverts to obtain people’s personal and financial details.

Lazarus Group Hits COVID-19 Vaccine-Maker in Espionage Attack


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Three COVID-19 Vaccine-Makers are Under Active Attack


Three major APTs are involved in ongoing compromises at pharma and clinical organizations involved in COVID-19 research, Microsoft says.

Lazarus Group Seeks Intelligence Related to COVID-19

Dark Reading

Researchers attribute attacks targeting a pharmaceutical company and a government ministry related to COVID-19 response

Metadata Management, Data Governance and Automation


erwin released its State of Data Governance Report in February 2018, just a few months before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect. This research showed that the majority of responding organizations weren’t actually prepared for GDPR, nor did they have the understanding, executive support and budget for data governance – although they recognized the importance of it. Download Free GDPR Guide | Step By Step Guide to Data Governance for GDPR?.

What’s new in OpenText Documentum for Life Sciences Cloud Edition (CE) 20.2

OpenText Information Management

Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences companies are in the public spotlight as they pursue advanced therapies and vaccines to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Productivity, flexibility and governance capabilities are more critical than ever for speeding these life-saving products to market. Content Services Life sciences Documentum for Life Sciences pharmaceutical quality management regulatory submissions virtual documents biopharma release 20.2

Introducing OpenText Content Cloud for Life Sciences

OpenText Information Management

OpenText™ is thrilled to announce the launch of OpenText Content Cloud™ for Life Sciences, an innovative new offering that brings the proven productivity and governance capabilities of OpenText™ Documentum™ for Life Sciences to a cloud environment.

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Australian government secretly releasing sensitive medical records to police

The Guardian Data Protection

Lawyers and health privacy advocates condemn laxness of privacy provisions in guidelines The Australian government is releasing highly sensitive medical records to police through a secret regime that experts say contains fundamentally flawed privacy protections. The Department of Human Services fields large volumes of requests for Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) data from state and federal policing agencies each year.

China-linked hackers target government agencies by exploiting flaws in Citrix, Pulse, and F5 systems, and MS Exchange

Security Affairs

CISA published an advisory on China-linked groups targeting government agencies by exploiting flaws in Microsoft Exchange, Citrix, Pulse, and F5 systems. Government agencies.”

Business Process Modeling Use Cases and Definition


This also extends to industry-specific other compliance mandates such as those in healthcare, pharmaceutical and the financial services industries. The Regulatory Rationale for Integrating Data Management & Data Governance. What is business process modeling (BPM)? A visual representation of what your business does and how it does it. Why is having this picture important? According to Gartner , BPM links business strategy to IT systems development to ensure business value.

Maintaining Regulatory-Compliant Cloud Solutions

Perficient Data & Analytics

In industries like life sciences, the stakes are even higher because the systems used for regulated purposes must comply with the governing regulations. Cloud Data & Analytics Digital Transformation Integration & IT Modernization Life Sciences Operations Regulatory Compliance Strategy 21 CFR Part 11 clinical cloud compliance Data hosting IaaS medical device PaaS pharmaceutical Regulatory SaaS Software Systems technology

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Refresher: Which IT Systems Are Regulated

Perficient Data & Analytics

If your company is regulated, then every IT system you use to design, develop, conduct trials, manufacture, package, label, store, distribute, install, or service your products is also regulated and must comply with the regulations that govern the countries and regions in which your company operates.

Google Yanks 106 ‘Malicious’ Chrome Extensions


Trojan Chrome browser extensions spied on users and maintained a foothold on the networks of financial services, oil and gas, media and entertainment, healthcare and pharmaceuticals and government organizations. Malware Privacy Vulnerabilities Web Security Awake Security chrome web store CommuniGal Communication domain Domain Registrar GalComm Google Chrome browser malware web browser

How To Use Contracts For Regulatory Compliance Of Cloud Systems

Perficient Data & Analytics

How long will your data be stored, and does that duration comply with all governing regulations? If any of the governing regulations change, is the cloud vendor committed to getting the system compliant prior to the effective date of the changes? In the previous post in this series, we discussed how to qualify cloud vendors.

Today We are Launching a new Series of Information Governance Case Studies


Our first Snapshot focuses on the interplay between IG and privacy by telling the story of Sarah, an attorney in a large pharmaceutical company who leveraged GDPR compliance momentum to build a broader IG program. This Snapshot highlights ways that organizations can gain insight into unstructured data and leverage existing capabilities to bring governance to the chaos.

North Korea-linked Lazarus APT targets the COVID-19 research

Security Affairs

The attacks aimed at a Ministry of Health and a pharmaceutical company involved in the development of the COVID-19 vaccine. The systems at the pharmaceutical company were targeted with the BookCode malware, while in the attack against a Ministry of Health the APT group used the wAgent malware.

Implementing a real-time catalog of enterprise data assets

Information Management Resources

Beyond defining access privileges, effective data governance means that companies need to be able to document or label their data assets, much like the labels on pharmaceuticals. Data management Data visualization Data discovery

FBI warns US companies on the use of Chinese Tax Software

Security Affairs

The alert aims at informing US companies in the healthcare, chemical, and finance sectors of cyber espionage activity by the Chinese government against their business and branches operating in China.

Chinese hackers stole info from Spanish centers working on Covid19 vaccine

Security Affairs

While pharmaceutical companies worldwide are working on the research of a vaccine for the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, threat actors are conducting cyber espionage campaigns in the attempt of stealing information on the work.

Google warned users of 33,015 nation-state attacks since January

Security Affairs

Google sent 11,856 government-backed phishing warnings during Q1 2020, 11,023 in Q2 2020, and 10,136 in Q3 2020. During the last summer, Google observed threat actors from China, Russia, and Iran targeting pharmaceutical companies and researchers involved in the development of a vaccine. .

Data Intelligence and Its Role in Combating Covid-19


Managing and Governing Data From Lots of Disparate Sources. This data will be collected from organizations such as, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and state and local governments across the globe. Privately it will come from hospitals, labs, pharmaceutical companies, doctors and private health insurers. erwin Expert Blog data governance metadata management data intelligence covid-19 coronavirus

Alleged docs relating to Covid-19 vaccine leaked in darkweb

Security Affairs

While the pandemic is spreading on a global scale, threat actors continue to target government organizations and entities in the pharmaceutical industry.

Three APT groups have targeted at least seven COVID-19 vaccine makers

Security Affairs

“The targets include leading pharmaceutical companies and vaccine researchers in Canada, France, India, South Korea and the United States. Several organizations targeted by the APT groups that have contracts with or investments from government agencies for Covid-19 related work.

US govt agencies share details of the China-linked espionage malware Taidoor

Security Affairs

China-linked hackers carried out cyber espionage campaigns targeting governments, corporations, and think tanks with TAIDOOR malware. China has been using #Taidoor malware to conduct #cyber espionage on governments, corporations, and think tanks.

Russia-linked APT28 uses COVID-19 lures to deliver Zebrocy malware

Security Affairs

The APT28 group (aka Fancy Bear , Pawn Storm , Sofacy Group , Sednit , and STRONTIUM ) has been active since at least 2007 and it has targeted governments, militaries, and security organizations worldwide.

China-linked APT10 leverages ZeroLogon exploits in recent attacks

Security Affairs

Targeted sectors include: Automotive Clothing Conglomerates Electronics Engineering General Trading Company Government Industrial Products Managed Service Providers Manufacturing Pharmaceutical Professional Services.

Benefits of Data Vault Automation


Let’s take a look at a large global pharmaceutical company that switched to Data Vault automation with staggering results. Like many pharmaceutical companies, it manages a massive data warehouse combining clinical trial, supply chain and other mission-critical data. erwin Data Catalog makes it easy to discover, organize, curate and govern data being sourced for and managed in the warehouse.

BEST PRACTICES: Rising complexities of provisioning identities has pushed ‘IGA’ to the fore

The Last Watchdog

Identity governance and administration, or IGA , has suddenly become a front-burner matter at many enterprises. Related: Identity governance issues in the age of digital transformation. Its customer base is comprised of eight of the top 15 banks, four of the top six healthcare insurance and managed care providers, nine of the top 15 property and casualty insurance providers, five of the top 13 pharmaceutical companies, and 11 of the largest 15 federal agencies.

Enterprise Architecture: Secrets to Success


With more governance around the information and processes we use to document that information, we can produce more accurate and robust analyses for a true “as-is” view of the entire organization for better decision-making.

Cambridgeshire crowned the UK’s cyber crime capital

IT Governance

For example, the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, which is based in Cambridge, was last year imitated in a sophisticated phishing scam targeting job seekers. The post Cambridgeshire crowned the UK’s cyber crime capital appeared first on IT Governance UK Blog.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2020 – 586 million records breached

IT Governance

The post List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2020 – 586 million records breached appeared first on IT Governance UK Blog. We recorded 103 cyber security incidents in November, which accounted for 586,771,602 leaked records.

Hackers target German Task Force for COVID-19 PPE procurement

Security Affairs

Hackers are targeting executives of a German multinational corporation involved in the government supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) against COVID-19. Hackers are targeting executives of a German multinational corporation involved in the government supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). The task force was created by the German government to ensure the procurement from foreign markets of PPE, including face masks and medical gear.

Hundreds of malicious Chrome browser extensions used to spy on you!

Security Affairs

Malicious Chrome browser extensions were used in a massive surveillance campaign aimed at users working in the financial services, oil and gas, media and entertainment, healthcare, government organizations, and pharmaceuticals. Malicious Chrome browser extensions were employed in a surveillance campaign on a large scale, millions of users potentially impacted.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in August 2020 – 36.6 million records breached

IT Governance

million records breached appeared first on IT Governance UK Blog. There were a massive 99 data breaches and cyber attacks in August, making it the third-biggest monthly total of the year by number of security incidents.

China-linked APT41 group exploits Citrix, Cisco, Zoho flaws

Security Affairs

Victims operate in the Banking/Finance, Construction, Defense Industrial Base, Government, Healthcare, High Technology, Higher Education, Legal, Manufacturing, Media, Non-profit, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Real Estate, Telecommunications, Transportation, Travel, and Utility. . The China-linked group tracked as APT41 exploited vulnerabilities in Citrix, Cisco, and ManageEngine in a campaign on a global scale.

Q&A: The drivers behind the stark rise — and security implications — of ‘memory attacks’

The Last Watchdog

Warfare is not just with the guns anymore, it’s a cyber attack, and not just on critical infrastructure or government agencies, but on other big stakeholders, as well. Merck had one of its pharmaceuticals delayed, which led to a global shortage. A distinctive class of hacking is rising to the fore and is being leveraged by threat actors to carry out deep, highly resilient intrusions of well-defended company networks.

US DoJ indicts Chinese hackers over state-sponsored cyber espionage

Security Affairs

The US Department of Justice charged two Chinese hackers for hacking numerous companies and government agencies in a dozen countries, US Indicts Two Chinese Government Hackers Over Global Hacking Campaign. The APT10 group is focused on cyber espionage aimed at stealing business and technology secrets from companies and government agencies around the world.

Q&A: How AI, digital transformation are shaking up revenue management in high tech, life sciences

The Last Watchdog

Model N’s 2019 State of Revenue Report surveyed CEOs, CMOs and senior sales executives from leading pharmaceutical, medical devices, high-tech manufacturing and semiconductor companies. And then there is the issue of compliance, and not just from a government or regulatory perspective, but just in terms of internal contractual compliance — staying within the agreed upon terms of a contract can be a big challenge. A recent poll of some 300 senior executives from U.S.-based

US DoJ charged two Chinese hackers working with MSS

Security Affairs

US DoJ charged two Chinese hackers working with China’s Ministry of State Security with hacking into computer systems of government organizations and companies worldwide.

ICO Announces First Data Protection Sandbox Participants

Hunton Privacy

The projects selected by the ICO include proposals by the Greater London Authority, Heathrow Airport Holding Limited (which is looking at the use of facial recognition technology to streamline passenger journeys), NHS Digital and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, as well as private organizations such as FutureFlow, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited and Trust Elevate.