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.

IT modernization in Government

OpenText Information Management

IT modernization has always been high on the agenda of government CIOs. US Government agencies now have a $500 million fund they can use for their modernization projects following the Modernizing Government Technology Act becoming law.

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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.

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

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 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. “It only indicates that the connection is encrypted. It is good that they mention to look for ‘.gov’. government. Many U.S.

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.

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.

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!

Government Shutdown Hampers Cybersecurity

Adam Levin

Government has impacted federal cybersecurity according to several reports. Cyber Command, the Treasury Department’s IT and computer security incident response–many federal employees are doing so without pay and with minimal or greatly diminished support. “[A]

Information Governance – Still Need It, Always Will

PHIGs

A while ago I was pointed to an article proclaiming that Information Governance is no longer necessary (ROFLMAO). I laughed because I think its grasp on reality is about as firm as that of whoever proclaimed that ECM is dead. information) Governance is needed.

Coronavirus: UK Government Promises App for Contact Tracing

Data Breach Today

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.

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.

Services Provider to Government Left Database Exposed: Report

Data Breach Today

Researcher Says Exposed Granicus Database Could Have Made Websites Vulnerable One of the largest IT services providers for U.S.

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?

Singapore Government will run its third bug bounty program

Security Affairs

Singapore has announced the third bug bounty program aimed at assessing the security of government systems exposed online. The government of Singapore has announced its third bug bounty program aimed at assessing the level of security implemented for government systems exposed online.

Customizing Your Local Government Retention Schedule

The Texas Record

Local governments are afforded a lot of leeway when adopting TSLAC’s Local Government Schedules. It may seem daunting at first to familiarize yourself with, and meet the mandatory minimums, of 100 or even 1000 record series, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s up to you.

ProtonMail denies that it spies on users for government agencies

Security Affairs

The popular privacy-focused email service ProtonMail made the headlines because it has been accused of supporting real-time surveillance carried out by law enforcement. The company clarified that it does not agree with the interpretation taken by some branches of the Swiss government.

Proposed government Coronavirus contact tracing app leaked data

Security Affairs

A contact tracking app for the Coronavirus proposed to the government of the Netherlands is affected by security issues that could expose user data. “There is so much wrong with this app, I don’t understand that it got through the selection.”

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. It’s not just breaches.

Iran-linked Chafer APT group targets governments in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia

Security Affairs

The Chafer APT group has distributed data stealer malware since at least mid-2014, it was focused on surveillance operations and the tracking of individuals. The post Iran-linked Chafer APT group targets governments in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia appeared first on Security Affairs.

City of Albany Latest Local Government Hit With Ransomware

Data Breach Today

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

US Government Exposes North Korean Malware

Schneier on Security

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

Hackers targeted ICS/SCADA systems at water facilities, Israeli government warns

Security Affairs

The Israeli government has issued an alert to organizations in the water sector following a series of cyberattacks that targeted the water facilities. ” reads the alert issued by the Israeli government.

Business Process Can Make or Break Data Governance

erwin

Data governance isn’t a one-off project with a defined endpoint. It’s an on-going initiative that requires active engagement from executives and business leaders. Data governance success hinges on business process modeling and enterprise architecture.

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

Governance?

InfoGovNuggets

Who governs access to the White House? How do they do it? 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.

Our Data Governance Is Broken. Let’s Reinvent It.

John Battelle's Searchblog

When it comes to many of the things I am going to talk about here, I am not an expert. If I am expert at anything at all, it’s asking questions of technology, and of the media and marketing platforms created by technology. It’s Broke. Let’s Fix It. But Governance?

CERT France – Pysa ransomware is targeting local governments

Security Affairs

CERT France is warning of a new wave of attacks using Pysa ransomware (Mespinoza) that is targeting local governments. CERT France cyber-security agency is warning about a new wave of ransomware attack that is targeting the networks of local government authorities.

Data governance for data privacy

Collibra

The rises in data volume and velocity mean nothing if you don’t know how to use it properly. If a company uses data unethically and privacy is compromised, the public will know about it. Data must sit in the right hands and it needs to be protected. They need data governance. .

Data Governance Makes Data Security Less Scary

erwin

Who has had access to it? percent of its global annual revenue, because 330 million hotel guests were affected by a breach in 2018. The Regulatory Rationale for Integrating Data Management & Data Governance. What data do we have and where is it? Happy Halloween!

Karkoff 2020: a new APT34 espionage operation involves Lebanon Government

Security Affairs

At the time of the report, the threat actor carried out a cyber espionage campaign by redirecting DNS traffic from domains owned by the Lebanon government to target entities in the country. From the body, a custom encoded string is decoded and later it is interpreted as a command.

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. . Although the DIR has released few details about the ransomware campaign, they did confirm that it originated from a single “threat actor.”

Essential guidance to implementing an effective IT Governance system

IT Governance

Faced with these increasing information security threats, organisations have an urgent need to adopt IT governance best practice strategies. What is IT governance? Drivers for adopting IT governance strategies.

Data Governance Is Dead — Meetings And Spreadsheets Killed It

IG Guru

Stan Christiaens Mar 26, 2018, 08:00am CommunityVoice Forbes Technology Council We all know that data governance has perception issues (to put it mildly). True data governance is the control and enablement of any and all data management activities.

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] Information is treated as though it is indifferent to its documentation.

Are You Ever Finished With Information Governance?

Weissman's World

But a recent conversation with one of them raised a very interesting question: Is it possible for an organization to ever be finished? 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. And the good news is that it just keeps getting better.

Can the Government Buy Its Way Around the Fourth Amendment?

WIRED Threat Level

Immigration authorities are purchasing cell phone location data, and it might be totally legal. . Security Security / Privacy

US Government concerned by cyber attacks on Czech hospitals during COVID19 crisis

Security Affairs

The post US Government concerned by cyber attacks on Czech hospitals during COVID19 crisis appeared first on Security Affairs. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed concerns for cyber cyber attacks that have targeted Czech hospitals involved in the fight against the Coronavirus.