How AI is Transforming Data Governance in Today’s World

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How AI is Transforming Data Governance? Consumers are becoming more aware of their rights, making data governance more relevant across organizations. Data governance is a set of standards, metrics, and processes that allow organizations to responsibly use consumer data.

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. government. Many U.S.

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Enhancing Security Governance

Data Breach Today

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. Department of Health and Human Services Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Task Force

US: Chinese Government Waged Microsoft Exchange Attacks

Data Breach Today

China's Ministry of State Security Also Accused of Carrying Out Ransomware Attacks The Biden administration formally accused China's Ministry of State Security of conducting a series of attacks against vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers earlier this year that affected thousands of organizations.

The Next-Generation Cloud Data Lake: An Open, No-Copy Data Architecture

A next-gen cloud data lake architecture has emerged that brings together the best attributes of the data warehouse and the data lake. This new open data architecture is built to maximize data access with minimal data movement and no data copies.

Enhancing the Security of Government Websites

Data Breach Today

Sites to Implement HTTP Strict Transport Security Protocol Federal agencies will add a layer of security to their websites that use the top-level domain.gov.

UK Government Proposes IoT Security Measures

Data Breach Today

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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The Evolution of Cloud Governance

Data Breach Today

Expanse CTO Matt Kraning on Meeting New Demands for Cloud Security The good news is: Organizations are embracing the cloud, and that's a boon to velocity and digital transformation. The bad news: Visibility and governance take a huge hit.

New Social Security Scam Spoofs Government Badges

Dark Reading

Criminals text or email photos of fake government identification badges to trick people into sending money

Hackers Exploit Exchange Flaws to Target Local Governments

Data Breach Today

FireEye, Other Security Firms Detect Activity Hackers have targeted units of local government by attempting to exploit unpatched vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange email servers, according to a new report by the security firm FireEye.

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?

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.

Welcoming the Swedish Government to Have I Been Pwned

Troy Hunt

Today I'm very happy to welcome the 16th government to Have I Been Pwned, Sweden. Government Have I Been Pwned

CISA Warns of Emotet Attacks Against Government Agencies

Data Breach Today

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning about a recent spike in Emotet botnet attacks - designed to spread other malware - that are targeting state and local government agencies Botnet Called 'One of the Most Prevalent Ongoing Threats' The U.S.

Data Governance Makes Data Security Less Scary

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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. It’s easier to protect sensitive data when you know what it is, where it’s stored and how it needs to be governed. Happy Halloween! Do you know where your data is? What data you have?

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.

Integrating Data Governance and Enterprise Architecture

erwin

Why should you integrate data governance (DG) and enterprise architecture (EA)? Data governance provides time-sensitive, current-state architecture information with a high level of quality. Automating Data Governance and Enterprise Architecture.

Welcoming the Dutch Government to Have I Been Pwned

Troy Hunt

Today I'm very happy to welcome the Dutch government to HIBP, marking 24 national CERTs that now have full and free access to API level domain searches. Have I Been Pwned Government

What is Cyber Security Awareness and Why is it Important?

IT Governance

For all the talk of criminal hacking, ransomware infections and the technologies to prevent them, the key to protecting your organisation is cyber security awareness training. The importance of cyber security staff awareness. Cyber security awareness best practices.

US Government Ban on Kaspersky Formalized

Data Breach Today

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

How Data Governance Protects Sensitive Data

erwin

Data Security Starts with Data Governance. Lack of a solid data governance foundation increases the risk of data-security incidents. And knowing the business purpose translates into actively governing personal data against potential privacy and security violations.

Welcoming the Finnish Government to Have I Been Pwned

Troy Hunt

Today I'm very happy to welcome the Finnish government to Have I Been Pwned by granting their National Cyber Security Centre full and free access to query their government domains. Government Have I Been Pwned

Data Governance Maturity and Tracking Progress

erwin

Data governance is best defined as the strategic, ongoing and collaborative processes involved in managing data’s access, availability, usability, quality and security in line with established internal policies and relevant data regulations. Data Governance Is Business Transformation.

Chinese government issues new vulnerability disclosure regulations

Security Affairs

Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued new vulnerability disclosure regulations that oblige experts to report zero-days to the government. ” reads the “ Regulations on the Management of Network Product Security Vulnerability ” published by CAC.

The What & Why of Data Governance

erwin

Modern data governance is a strategic, ongoing and collaborative practice that enables organizations to discover and track their data, understand what it means within a business context, and maximize its security, quality and value. The What: Data Governance Defined.

Government Shutdown: Impact on Health Data Security, Privacy

Data Breach Today

HIPAA Enforcement Agency Open, But Regulatory Activity Slows Down Some regulatory activity related to health data privacy and security is on hold as a result of the partial government shutdown. But the agency that enforces HIPAA remains open

Pegasus Project – how governments use Pegasus spyware against journalists

Security Affairs

Pegasus is a surveillance malware developed by the Israeli surveillance NSO Group that could infect both iPhones and Android devices, it is sold exclusively to the governments and law enforcement agencies.

Iranian Government Hacking Android

Schneier on Security

Hackers Target Chinese Government Agencies Via VPNs: Report

Data Breach Today

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

New StopRansomware.gov website – The U.S. Government’s One-Stop Location to Stop Ransomware

IG Guru

Government launched a new website to help public and private organizations defend against the rise in ransomware cases. StopRansomware.gov is a whole-of-government approach that gives one central location for ransomware resources and alerts. Original release date: July 15, 2021 The U.S.

Welcoming the Belgian Government to Have I Been Pwned

Troy Hunt

Supporting national CERTs with free API domain searches across their assets is becoming an increasing focus for Have I Been Pwned and today I'm happy to welcome the 19th government on board, Belgium. Have I Been Pwned Government

Kazakhstan Government Intercepting All Secured Internet Traffic

Adam Levin

The Kazakhstan government is intercepting all HTTPS-encrypted internet traffic within its borders. Under a new directive effective 7/17, the Kazakhstan government is requiring every internet service provider in the country to install a security certificate onto every internet-enabled device and browser. Once installed, this certificate allows the government to decrypt and analyze all incoming internet traffic. .

Government Shutdown Hampers Cybersecurity

Adam Levin

Government has impacted federal cybersecurity according to several reports. The roughly 800,000 federal workers currently on furlough include: 45% of staff from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency , which is tasked with defending critical infrastructure from cyber and physical threats. The Department of Homeland Security’s 2019 Cybersecurity and Innovation Showcase, initially scheduled to begin January 8, was also cancelled.

A massive DDoS knocked offline Belgian government websites

Security Affairs

A massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack shut down Belgiums’ government websites, internal networks were also impacted. The websites of the Belgium government and police services were also unavailable.

Services Provider to Government Left Database Exposed: Report

Data Breach Today

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

Indonesia ‘s government confirms social security data breach for some citizens

Security Affairs

Indonesia has launched an investigation into a possible security incident that caused the leak of social security data for more than 270 million citizens. The Healthcare and Social Security Agency, BPJS Kesehatan in investigating the possible source of the leak.

Recent DNS Hijacking Campaigns Trigger Government Action

Data Breach Today

governments to issues warnings and policy updates to improve security US and UK Agencies Respond to Increasing Attacks A recent spate of attacks targeting domain name system protocols and registrars, including several incidents that researchers believe have ties to nation-state espionage, is prompting the U.S. and U.K.

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.

Security Risks of Government Hacking

Schneier on Security

Some of us -- myself included -- have proposed lawful government hacking as an alternative to backdoors. A new report from the Center of Internet and Society looks at the security risks of allowing government hacking. From the report's conclusion: Government hacking is often lauded as a solution to the "going dark" problem. Backdoors, however, mean everybody is vulnerable and a security failure fails catastrophically.

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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!