What Is Data Governance? (And Why Your Organization Needs It)

erwin

Organizations with a solid understanding of data governance (DG) are better equipped to keep pace with the speed of modern business. In this post, the erwin Experts address: What Is Data Governance? Why Is Data Governance Important? What Is Good Data Governance?

The British government aims at improving its offensive cyber capability

Security Affairs

Britain’s most senior cyber general declared that the UK has implemented an advanced offensive cyberwar capability that could destroy its enemies. Sanders explained that its cyber army was supported by the GCHQ intelligence agency to deliver offensive cyber capabilities.

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Government Software Supplier Hit By Ransomware

Data Breach Today

Automating Data Governance

erwin

Automating data governance is key to addressing the exponentially growing volume and variety of data. Earlier this year, erwin conducted a research project in partnership with Dataversity, the 2020 State of Data Governance and Automation. We also looked at data preparation, governance and intelligence to see where organizations might be getting stuck and spending lots of time. At erwin, our goal is to automate the entire data governance journey, whether top down or bottom up.

Future-Proofing Your Information Governance Strategy

Speaker: Crystal Cao, Lindsey Simon & Lisa Ripley

Join Onna and experts from Quip, Airbnb, and Oracle for this live webinar as they dive into proactive data deletion policies, retention strategies, and legal hold practices that are essential to a modern enterprise information governance strategy.

The Governance Gauntlet

AIIM

You’ve been told that your information management project needs governance. Maybe you’ve even formed a governance committee. However, what is governance, anyway? Still, you must have governance, or you’ll end up with chaos. The Roots of Governance.

Is cloud the silver lining for government?

OpenText Information Management

In a recent podcast, Matthew Cornelius, Executive Director of the Alliance for Digital Innovation (ADI), told me that Covid-19 had driven IT modernization in government as far in a few months as achieved in the previous 15 years. For him, the agencies able to better respond to the pandemic were those that had committed to … The post Is cloud the silver lining for government? Industries Government & Public Sector cloud Government Public Sector

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. This gives the potential for great progress to be made if agencies view their IT modernization project as a … The post IT modernization in Government appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

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

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.

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.

Integrating Data Governance and Enterprise Architecture

erwin

Why should you integrate data governance (DG) and enterprise architecture (EA)? It’s time to think about EA beyond IT. Data governance provides time-sensitive, current-state architecture information with a high level of quality.

How information governance helps reduce IT budgets

OpenText Information Management

A volatile economy and massive disruptions to business models have many IT planners scrambling to allocate budget and keep up with the changes. At the same time, they’re also realizing that nominal procedures cannot assure productivity and stability when the entirety of the supply chain, customer interaction and even employee communications have been turned upside … The post How information governance helps reduce IT budgets appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

Information Governance is for life, not just a crisis

InfoGoTo

It shouldn’t take a crisis to take control over your information & data. IG is more than a job title or a team; it’s a programme of holistic improvements for the business. Modern Governance Podcast data security information governance

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 Readiness, Morale, Investigations and Recruitment at Risk as Standoff Persists The U.S.

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. As the CIO, your stakeholders include both IT and business users in collaborative relationships, which means data governance is not only your business, it’s everyone’s business.

Norwegian Government Blames Russia for Hacking Campaign

Adam Levin

The Norwegian government has blamed Russia for a hacking campaign that targeted the email accounts of parliament members. While the full extent of the damage resulting from the August cyberattack has yet to be confirmed, it reportedly exfiltrated several email accounts.

Doing Cloud Migration and Data Governance Right the First Time

erwin

So if you’re going to move from your data from on-premise legacy data stores and warehouse systems to the cloud, you should do it right the first time. And as you make this transition, you need to understand what data you have, know where it is located, and govern it along the way.

FBI and CISA joint alert blames Russia’s Energetic Bear APT for US government networks hack

Security Affairs

The US government declared that Russia-linked APT group Energetic Bear has breached US government networks and exfiltrated data. state, local, territorial, and tribal (SLTT) government networks, as well as aviation networks. .

Death of the Information Governance Salesman

AIIM

I work with records and information, and my job is all about managing, protecting, and storing it. It’s as much about the product as it is about the way the product is sold. It seems like all my friends and family are now shopping for bikes and bike parts.

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.

APT groups chain VPN and Windows Zerologon bugs to attack US government networks

Security Affairs

US government networks are under attack, threat actors chained VPN and Windows Zerologon flaws to gain unauthorized access to elections support systems. The agencies warn of risk to elections information housed on government networks.

Thousands of Canadian government accounts hacked, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat say

Security Affairs

The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat confirmed that thousands of user accounts for online Canadian government services were recently hacked. Threat actors fraudulently acquired login credentials of 9,041 GCKey account holders and used them to try and access government services.

Is the Belarusian government behind the surveillance Android app banned by Google?

Security Affairs

Google has removed an app from the Play Store that was used by the Belarusian government to spy on anti-government protesters. App mimicked a popular anti-government news site and collected location and device owner details. SecurityAffairs – hacking, Belarusian government).

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. However, once you get past the intermangling of “governance” and “management”, there are a couple threads that have validity. information) Governance is needed. The reality is that governance needs to be more stringent than ever before.

Is it data? Is it a record? Is it information?

InfoGoTo

Putting structure to information is a key factor to making sense of it, and an essential building block to structuring your data is classification. But that’s just one part of the story – you need to know where your information comes from and where it moves, throughout its lifecycle.

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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. of "using every tool at its disposal" to disrupt its business, including cyberattacks and employee intimidation

“Records Management”, “Information Governance”, and Why Words Matter

AIIM

It’s just as important to think of WHO you are communicating to, as it is to think of WHAT you’re trying to say. And that’s when it dawned on me – I just need to talk about fly fishing in a way that my friend would understand. Whatever We Call It, We Still Need the Functionality.

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] 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.”.

Alert: Chinese Malware Targeting IT Service Providers

Data Breach Today

government agencies is warning organizations about a hacking campaign using a malware strain that has previously been tied to Chinese hackers. The Taidoor RAT, which has been around for over 10 years, has recently been spotted in several campaigns against IT service providers

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How to Respond as Demand for Governance Automation Accelerates

InfoGoTo

With much of the workforce in flux — with people either working from home, returning to restructured office spaces, heading to the office as-needed, or filling in and catching up — it should come as no surprise that information management has become more challenging in the last few months.

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

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. ” Steiger pointed out that ProtonMail the company is subject to Swiss local surveillance laws, but it’s not subject to more extensive surveillance obligations. The company clarified that it does not agree with the interpretation taken by some branches of the Swiss government.

No Internet Access? Amid Protests, Here's How to Tell Whether the Government Is Behind it

Dark Reading

Government-mandated Internet shutdowns occur far more regularly than you might expect

The importance of data governance

Collibra

Data governance is important because it brings meaning to an organization’s data. It adds trust and understanding to an organization’s data through stewardship and a robust business glossary, thus accelerating digital transformation across the enterprise. .

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

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. The bug bounty program sees the involvement of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech).

CISA Warns Government Agencies of Increasing Emotet Attacks

Adam Levin

Since August, CISA and MS-ISAC have seen a significant increase in malicious cyber actors targeting state and local governments with Emotet phishing emails. Since then, government agencies in the U.S.,

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. 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

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. Wired was kind of a first album, as it were, and it focused on the story broadly told. It’s Broke. Let’s Fix It. And it is that impact that has led me to the work I am doing now, here in New York. Only it’s just … more urgent.