Government Websites Deliver Cryptocurrency Mining Code

Data Breach Today

and Australian governments, have been turning their visitors' computers into mining machines to harvest the virtual currency Monero. The security lapse continues the recent trend of cryptocurrency mining malware overtaking ransomware Security of Code Pushed by Content Delivery Networks Remains Ongoing Concern More than 4,200 websites, some belonging to the U.S.,

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Coal Mining in Alaska: Coal Fields of the Alaska Engineering Commission

Unwritten Record

Mining has been a vital part of Alaska’s economy for hundreds of years. Often when we think of mining in Alaska, we think of gold mining and the gold rush of the late 1800s. This was the first significant coal mining operation undertaken by Americans on the Alaskan Peninsula.


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Information Governance and the Records Lifecycle

The Texas Record

In a nutshell, this is information governance. ARMA defines “information governance” as “the overarching and coordinating strategy for all organizational information. But how is information governance any different than records management?

Here’s why LinkedIn is a ‘gold mine’ for foreign spies digging for corporate and government secrets via CNBC

IG Guru

The post Here’s why LinkedIn is a ‘gold mine’ for foreign spies digging for corporate and government secrets via CNBC appeared first on IG GURU. AI Business IG News Information Governance information privacy information security Privacy Risk News CNBC Espionage LinkedInA great article about how information can be used for nefarious purposes on LinkedIn.

Israel surveillance firm NSO group can mine data from major social media

Security Affairs

The Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group informed its clients that it is able to scoop user data by mining from major social media. The Financial Times reported that the Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group informed its clients that it is able to mine user data from major social media. The researchers also spotted other attacks against a Mexican journalist who reported to the public a story of the corruption in the Mexican government.

ABBYY Releases Research: State of Process Mining and Robotic Process Automation

Document Imaging Report

Global survey results released today found that process knowledge is the primary success factor for robotic process automation (RPA) projects, yet only 31% of US organizations are currently using process mining tools to understand their processes. Process mining .

The Russian Government blocked ProtonMail and ProtonVPN

Security Affairs

The p opular ProtonMail end-to-end encrypted email service and ProtonVPN VPN service have been blocked by the Russian government this week. This week the Russian government has blocked the ProtonMail end-to-end encrypted email service and ProtonVPN VPN service.

There’s More to erwin Data Governance Automation Than Meets the AI


Prashant Parikh, erwin’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, talks about erwin’s vision to automate every aspect of the data governance journey to increase speed to insights. The clear benefit is that data stewards spend less time building and populating the data governance framework and more time realizing value and ROI from it. . Although AI and ML are massive fields with tremendous value, erwin’s approach to data governance automation is much broader.

The global expansion of master data management

Information Management Resources

MDM Data governance Data miningOrganizations can integrate various information types into a single MDM platform by leveraging emerging options for schema and taxonomies, producing virtually limitless competitive advantage.

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Do You Have the Right Stuff to Transition to Information Governance?

ARMA International

Follow this trajectory and you’ll push the envelope toward information governance (IG) and position yourself as a Very Important Person in your enterprise. Information Governance

Weekly podcast: Australian Cabinet Files, Matt Hancock MP’s app and Monero mining

IT Governance

This week, we discuss the Australian government’s loss of thousands of classified documents, DCMS Secretary of State Matt Hancock’s buggy new app and the growing trend of cybercriminals using cryptocurrency miners. Hello and welcome to the IT Governance podcast for Friday, 2 February 2018. According to the ABC reporters Ashlynne McGhee and Michael McKinnon, “The thousands of pages reveal the inner workings of five separate governments and span nearly a decade.

U.K. and U.S. Government Websites Among Thousands Infected by Cryptocurrency Miner


Hacks Vulnerabilities Web Security Browsealoud crypto mining Cryptocurrency Monero TexthelpThe attack could have been averted through a technique called subresource integrity, according to researcher Scott Helme.

UK government using confidential patient data in coronavirus response

The Guardian Data Protection

Exclusive: Documents seen by Guardian show tech firms using information to build ‘Covid-19 datastore’ Documents contradict UK government stance on Covid-19 ‘herd immunity’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Technology firms are processing large volumes of confidential UK patient information in a data-mining operation that is part of the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, according to documents seen by the Guardian.

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

John Battelle's Searchblog

My current work is split between two projects: One has to do with data governance, the other political media. Big data, data breaches, data mining, data science…Today, we’re all about the data. And second… Governance. Government – well for sure, I’d wager that’s increased given who’s been running the country these past two years. But Governance? Data Governance. We’ll start with Governance. What is governance?

Top 10 Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Vendors

eSecurity Planet

Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software helps businesses manage all of the necessary documentation and processes for ensuring maximum productivity and preparedness. Third-party governance. IT governance and security. Privacy governance and management.

MY TAKE: Poorly protected local government networks cast shadow on midterm elections

The Last Watchdog

It’s easy to think of it as a problem the federal government must address or something that enterprises deal with, but cybersecurity has to be addressed closer to home, as well. His company supplies a co-managed SIEM service to mid-sized and large enterprises, including local government agencies. Security of local and state government agencies takes on a higher level of urgency as we get closer to the midterm elections.

Spotlight: Happy Birthday, West Virginia

Unwritten Record

The state was created when several northern Virginia counties were admitted to the Union during the Civil War after several years of petitioning the United States Government. The film, West Virginia and Its Natural Resources , was part of the film library of the Bureau of Mines.

[Guide] Designing a Data Governance Program in Financial Services


As firms began to recognize the power of data for its ability to optimize business processes, as well as to provide a strategic advantage, new disciplines for its governance emerged. Technologies such as data mining and artificial intelligence (AI) have matured to create predictive analytics models from data resources. As there are different classifications of data, each with its own characteristics, management will need to implement specific controls and governance.

Survey Finds Machine Learning is Taking Information Governance by Storm


Organizations are also using technology to mine value out of data that was previously all but unusable for analytical tasks. Perhaps the biggest takeaway for information managers comes in responses to the statement “machine learning will revolutionize how we approach the task of information governance.” The study makes it clear that early adopters are well aware of the potential of machine learning to revolutionize information governance.

Forrester quantifies information advantage for capital-intensive companies

OpenText Information Management

Capital-intensive industries like chemicals, utilities, oil and gas, and mining are facing rapid changes in supply and demand. These companies often struggle to maximize the value of their asset information to keep their facilities running profitably during any economic condition.

The UK and Australian Governments Are Now Monitoring Their Gov Domains on Have I Been Pwned

Troy Hunt

And this is precisely why I'm writing this piece - to talk about how I'm assisting the UK and Australian governments with access to data about their own domains. Amongst those verified domain searches are government departments and they too are enormously varied; local councils, legal and health services, telecoms and infrastructure etc. Over recent times, I've had a bunch of opportunities to talk to folks in various government roles.

As Election Day Nears, Kremlin Leans on Hackers-for-Hire

The Security Ledger

election.and mine some cryptocurrency along the way. APT DOJ elections Government Legal News Project Lakhta Russia Threats 2020 election cybercrime hackingThe DOJ indicted a Russian national for his role in a campaign to undermine the U.S.

To get the most from blockchain in government, a sharing mindset is needed


To get the most from blockchain in government, a sharing mindset is needed. federal government. Released in April, the playbook helps government organizations envision how blockchain technology can solve a myriad of government challenges. Future versions of the playbook will add details on implementation and integration of blockchain solutions within the government ecosystem. Importance of governance.

What Is Data Literacy?


Collaborate more effectively with their partners in data (management and governance) for greater efficiency and higher quality outcomes. Data access, literacy and knowledge leads to sound decision-making and that’s key to data governance and any other data-driven effort.

Very Meta … Unlocking Data’s Potential with Metadata Management Solutions


Untapped data, if mined, represents tremendous potential for your organization. Governing data – Develop a governance model to manage standards, policies and best practices and associate them with physical assets. While there has been a lot of talk about big data over the years, the real hero in unlocking the value of enterprise data is metadata , or the data about the data.

White House Publishes Report on Government Surveillance Programs

Hunton Privacy

On December 18, 2013, the White House published a report recommending reforms to the federal government’s wide-ranging surveillance programs. The voluminous report, entitled “Liberty and Security in a Changing World,” was authored by The Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, an advisory panel that includes experts in national security, intelligence gathering and civil liberties. The report begins by describing the varying goals of U.S.

Episode 204: Josh Corman of CISA on securing the Vaccine Supply Chain

The Security Ledger

Joshua Corman, the Chief Strategist for Healthcare and COVID on CISA’s COVID Task Force, joins us to talk about the myriad of cyber threats facing healthcare and the vaccine distribution system and how the federal government is working to counter them.

Hackers could use fax machines to take over entire networks, researchers warn

IG Guru

But it could potentially prove to be a gold mine for hackers looking to steal company secrets. IG News Information Governance information security Fax Machines HackersIn an age of instant communication over the internet, the fax machine is seen as an archaic piece of technology. Researchers at Nasdaq-listed Check Point Software Technologiessaid that fax machines — which still reside in many offices — have […].

Chinese Antivirus Firm Was Part of APT41 ‘Supply Chain’ Attack

Krebs on Security

The government alleges the men used malware-laced phishing emails and “supply chain” attacks to steal data from companies and their customers. backed media outlet that ran stories examining the Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghur people living in its Xinjian region.

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EVRAZ operations in North America disrupted by Ryuk ransomware

Security Affairs

Computer systems at EVRAZ, a multinational vertically integrated steel making and mining company, have been hit by Ryuk ransomware. EVRAZ is one of the world’s largest multinational vertically integrated steel making and mining companies with headquarters in London.

An Overview of the Proposed India Privacy Law


A few months ago, India proposed a similar framework that would require technology companies to get permission from individuals before collecting and mining their personal data. That answer is defined by the Indian government.

Constructing an Operational Resilience Strategy for a Post-COVID Healthcare World


Getting around these weaknesses will require a focus on preventing and eliminating duplicate patient records, collaborating across entities via unique identifiers, and mining data and content analytics to build deep insights into COVID-related programs.

How Are Computers Compromised (2020 Edition)

Adam Shostack

Understanding the way intrusions really happen is a long-standing interest of mine. The US Government has some interesting advantages: a large collection of attractive targets, a mandate that all CFO agencies have a security process, published investments in security, a large and skilled incident response force. There is a tremendous amount that governments can do with data that they gather about themselves, and I look forward to the day we expect them to do it.

Top GRC Tools & Software for 2021

eSecurity Planet

Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software helps businesses manage all of the necessary documentation and processes for ensuring maximum productivity and preparedness. Third-party governance. IT governance and security. Privacy governance and management.

Using Data De-Identification to Protect Companies

Data Matters

Many companies hope to benefit from amassing large amounts of data by mining it for market insights, creating internal business models, and supporting strategic, data-driven decisions. It can also reduce the likelihood that a company will need to collect, review, and produce such data in discovery as part of litigation or a government investigation.

Spotlight Podcast: Beyond HIPAA – a Conversation with Nemours CPO Kevin Haynes

The Security Ledger

The law, enforcement of which begins in July, 2020, will be a wake up call to many industries that have made a business of collecting, mining and even re-selling their customers data. That’s because a comprehensive patient data privacy law, HIPAA , has governed that industry for more than two decades. CCPA Companies Consumer data privacy Government HIPAA Legal News Podcasts Privacy privacy RSA Spotlight Top Stories podcast

RedFoxtrot operations linked to China’s PLA Unit 69010 due to bad opsec

Security Affairs

“RedFoxtrot has primarily targeted aerospace and defense, government, telecommunications, mining, and research organizations in Afghanistan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

An early lesson


“Colleges Mine Data on Their Applicants,” The Wall Street Journal , January 28, 2019. Governance? Theme One: Information Theme Three: Compliance Theme Two: GovernanceIn deciding who to admit, colleges track when you first came to their website, and consider how long you take to respond to their emails and whether you follow links they give you. Tracking is the next new thing, or the last old thing.

Information Literacy and Records Management

Brandeis Records Manager

A keen sense of info literacy is required to execute records management and info governance functions with ethical outcomes. Also, as I’ve suggested , fact denial and fake news—land mines under the librarian’s definition of info literacy—should be serious concerns for the RIM and IG professional communities as well, given our core principles of integrity and transparency. George Despres, CRM. Program Director for University Records Management, Brandeis University.

Malvertising Campaign Targets IoT Devices: GeoEdge

eSecurity Planet

IoT device security has also attracted the attention of federal government officials (see The IoT Cybersecurity Act of 2020: Implications for Devices ).

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