Metadata management best practices

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Metadata management is a cross-organizational agreement on how to define informational assets. The first blog of this series discusses how businesses are increasingly realizing the need for metadata management to drive data governance, compliance, collaboration and higher data quality.

Linux Malware Targets VoIP Networks to Steal Metadata

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CDRThief' Malware Appears Designed for Espionage or Fraud A recently uncovered Linux malware variant dubbed "CDRThief" is targeting VoIP networks to steal phone metadata, such as caller IP addresses, ESET reports.

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Metadata management frameworks explained

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With the rapid growth in data volume, sources, as well as complexity, businesses are increasingly adopting the best practices for metadata management to power data governance and maximize data use for analytics, ML, and operational use cases. What is a metadata management framework?

What is metadata management?

Collibra

Metadata management is a cross-organizational agreement on how to define informational assets for converting data into an enterprise asset. As data volumes and diversity grow, metadata management is even more critical to derive business value from the gigantic amounts of data. .

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

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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. And to truly understand it , you need to be able to create and sustain an enterprise-wide view of and easy access to underlying metadata. Metadata Is the Heart of Data Intelligence. Harvesting data – Automate the collection of metadata from various data management silos and consolidate it into a single source.

Unsecured Database Leaves 8.4TB of Email Metadata Exposed

Data Breach Today

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Has Since Locked-Down Elasticsearch Server A security researcher found an unsecured database belonging to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China that contained 8.4TB of email metadata. While it's not clear if anyone accessed the data, an attacker could have seen all email being sent or received by a specific person

Active metadata graphs and machine learning for Data Intelligence

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Implementing the right metadata management solution can positively impact an organization’s data strategy to maximize data use and reuse. What are active metadata graphs? Active metadata graphs help enterprises break organizational and data silos to get to outcomes fast.

How Metadata Makes Data Meaningful

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Metadata is an important part of data governance, and as a result, most nascent data governance programs are rife with project plans for assessing and documenting metadata. But in many scenarios, it seems that the underlying driver of metadata collection projects is that it’s just something you do for data governance. But are these rampant and often uncontrolled projects to collect metadata properly motivated? What Is Metadata? Giving Metadata Meaning.

Identifying People by Metadata

Schneier on Security

Interesting research: " You are your Metadata: Identification and Obfuscation of Social Media Users using Metadata Information ," by Beatrice Perez, Mirco Musolesi, and Gianluca Stringhini. Abstract: Metadata are associated to most of the information we produce in our daily interactions and communication in the digital world. Yet, surprisingly, metadata are often still categorized as non-sensitive. academicpapers identification metadata socialmedia twitter

Magecart Card Skimmer Hidden in Image's EXIF Metadata

Data Breach Today

Malwarebytes Researchers Find Malicious JavaScript in WordPress Plugin Payment card hackers are now hiding malicious JavaScript inside an image's EXIF metadata and then sneaking the image onto e-commerce sites, according to the security firm Malwarebytes

Metadata Management, Data Governance and Automation

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And this time, you guessed it – we’re focusing on data automation and how it could impact metadata management and data governance. The post Metadata Management, Data Governance and Automation appeared first on erwin, Inc. Can the 80/20 Rule Be Reversed? erwin released its State of Data Governance Report in February 2018, just a few months before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect.

Crooks hide e-skimmer code in favicon EXIF Metadata

Security Affairs

Malwarebytes experts observed crooks hiding a software skimmer in the EXIF metadata of an image that was surreptitiously loaded by compromised online stores. While investigating a Magecart attack, experts found an e-skimmer code hidden in the EXIF metadata of an image file and surreptitiously loaded by compromised online stores. The attackers loaded the e-skimmer from the ‘Copyright’ field in the metadata of this image.

Evaluating the NSA's Telephony Metadata Program

Schneier on Security

Interesting analysis: " Examining the Anomalies, Explaining the Value: Should the USA FREEDOM Act's Metadata Program be Extended? " Abstract: The telephony metadata program which was authorized under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act, remains one of the most controversial programs launched by the U.S. academicpapers fisa metadata nationalsecuritypolicy nsa phones terrorism

How Metadata Makes Data Meaningful

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Metadata is an important part of data governance, and as a result, most nascent data governance programs are rife with project plans for assessing and documenting metadata. But in many scenarios, it seems that the underlying driver of metadata collection projects is that it’s just something you do for data governance. But are these rampant and often uncontrolled projects to collect metadata properly motivated? What Is Metadata? Giving Metadata Meaning.

Newly Declassified Study Demonstrates Uselessness of NSA's Phone Metadata Program

Schneier on Security

The New York Times is reporting on the NSA's phone metadata program, which the NSA shut down last year: A National Security Agency system that analyzed logs of Americans' domestic phone calls and text messages cost $100 million from 2015 to 2019, but yielded only a single significant investigation, according to a newly declassified study. intelligence metadata nationalsecuritypolicy nsa phones

CDRThief Linux malware steals VoIP metadata from Linux softswitches

Security Affairs

CDRThief specifically targets internal MySQL databases running in the devices to steal call metadata, including IP addresses of the callers, phone numbers, start time and duration of the call, call route, and call type.

Metadata Best Practices

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Metadata is structured data about data, information that facilitates the management and use of other information. The function of metadata is to provide your users with a standardized means for access to digitized materials. However, it is not enough to use just any metadata standard. The post Metadata Best Practices appeared first on IG GURU. Archives IG News Information Governance Records Management Risk News Margot Note metadata

How Network Metadata Can Transform Compromise Assessment

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Listen more closely and your network's metadata will surrender insights the bad guys counted on keeping secret

Facebook Faces New Uproar: Call and SMS Metadata

Data Breach Today

Users Surprised By Metadata Collection, But Facebook Says It Always Asked Facebook is facing a new controversy after some users say they've found records of phone calls and text messages in their personal files, but claim they never granted the social networking site permission to collect the data

Revenge of the Metadata Nerds

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A variety of Nick Burns characters have also long lectured on the importance of metadata. Metadata is another area in which we’ve all had unrealistic expectations that users would help us with this key task. I’m John Mancini, and I have neglected my metadata responsibilities. Let me just look at the document properties and metadata and revision history! Revenge of the metadata nerds!

erwin Positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions for Second Year in a Row

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erwin has once again been positioned as a Leader in the Gartner “2020 Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions.”. The post erwin Positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions for Second Year in a Row appeared first on erwin, Inc.

Four Use Cases Proving the Benefits of Metadata-Driven Automation

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Organization’s cannot hope to make the most out of a data-driven strategy, without at least some degree of metadata-driven automation. By implementing metadata-driven automation, organizations across industry can unleash the talents of their highly skilled, well paid data pros to focus on finding the goods: actionable insights that will fuel the business. Metadata-Driven Automation in the BFSI Industry. Metadata-Driven Automation in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

CDRThief Linux malware steals VoIP metadata from Linux softswitches

Security Affairs

CDRThief specifically targets internal MySQL databases running in the devices to steal call metadata, including IP addresses of the callers, phone numbers, start time and duration of the call, call route, and call type.

Data Governance and Metadata Management: You Can’t Have One Without the Other

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When an organization’s data governance and metadata management programs work in harmony, then everything is easier. Creating and sustaining an enterprise-wide view of and easy access to underlying metadata is also a tall order. Therefore, most enterprises have encountered difficulty trying to master data governance and metadata management, but they need a solid data infrastructure on which to build their applications and initiatives. Metadata Management Takes Time.

Metadata for Archival Collections: Challenges and Opportunities

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Metadata is one of the significant costs of digitization. Although archival items can be digitized without cataloging, a digital collection cannot be created and delivered without metadata. Providing sufficient metadata promptly for the abundance of digital resources can create a bottleneck in a workflow. Creating and maintaining metadata about objects—and in particular digital information objects—is […].

Collection of Metadata -- as Done by the NSA -- Likely Unconstitutional, US Court Suggests

Dark Reading

A ruling in an appeal by four men convicted of material support for terrorism finds that the National Security Agency's metadata collection program not only violated the prevailing law at the time but was also likely unconstitutional

Metadata Requirements for Permanent Electronic Records in the Cloud

National Archives Records Express

If you have Federal records in the cloud, additional metadata might need to be applied to maintain relational links between records stored in the cloud and in local storage. You should assess metadata requirements before records are transferred to or created in the cloud. Also, the contract between the agency and the cloud service provider should include minimum metadata requirements. General cloud cloud computing electronic records management metadata

Metadata Requirements for Permanent Records on Shared Drives

National Archives Records Express

Measures must be put in place to ensure the records have the minimum metadata required in NARA Bulletin 2015-04: Metadata Guidance for the Transfer of Permanent Electronic Records. Metadata for records maintained in a shared drive must be managed and retrievable. General metadata shared drives

Seamlessly discover and extract metadata from your ERP and CRM systems

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As you move towards data catalogs to leverage your data assets effectively, you want all your metadata in one place. But unlocking metadata from your ERP and CRM systems is not easy. ERP/CRM metadata challenges. Some metadata may be opaque or hidden behind a complex API.

erwin Recognized as a March 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Metadata Management Solutions

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We’re excited about our recognition as a March 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Metadata Management Solutions. The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors in the metadata management solutions market by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of reviews and the overall user ratings. Metadata management is key to sustainable data governance and any other organizational effort that is data-driven.

Top 7 Data Governance and Metadata Management Blog Posts of 2019

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To help you prepare for 2020, we’ve compiled some of the most popular data governance and metadata management blog posts from the erwin Experts from this year. The Best Data Governance and Metadata Management Blog Posts of 2019. Four Use Cases Proving the Benefits of Metadata-Driven Automation. The post Top 7 Data Governance and Metadata Management Blog Posts of 2019 appeared first on erwin, Inc. erwin Expert Blog data governance metadata management

Shanghai Jiao Tong University data leak – 8.4TB in email metadata exposed

Security Affairs

Security expert discovered an exposed database belonging to Shanghai Jiao Tong University containing 8.4TB in email metadata. The exposed database containing 8.4TB in email metadata was discovered on May 22, 2019, through a Shodan search. . This database contained metadata related to a huge amount of emails. It was eventually confirmed that this server and the email metadata was controlled by a large university located in China. ” wrote the expert on the rainbowtabl.

2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions

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erwin positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s “2019 Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions”. We were excited to announce earlier today that erwin was named as a Leader in the @Gartner _inc “2019 Magic Quadrant for Metadata Management Solutions.”. The report, by the world’s leading research and advisory company, provides a detailed overview of the metadata management market, including evaluations of 18 vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Managing Metadata for Permanent Records: What if the metadata required for transferring permanent records are stored separately from the records themselves?

National Archives Records Express

To follow our last post on Metadata Requirements for Permanent Records on Shared Drives , today we are discussing how to manage metadata for permanent records stored separately from the records. Required metadata, as specified in NARA Bulletin 2015-04 , must have the same retention and disposition as the records they describe whether maintained in a separate system, records management application, or case management system. General metadata shared drives transfer guidance

14 top metadata management platforms

Information Management Resources

Alation, ASG Technologies, Informatica and Smartlogic are among the top providers of metadata management tools, according to a new Magic Quadrant study from Gartner. Data management Data strategy Data types

ACT police admit they unlawfully accessed metadata more than 3,000 times

The Guardian Data Protection

Police seeking legal advice about two cases that resulted in information that ‘may have been used in a prosecution’ ACT Policing has admitted it unlawfully accessed citizens’ metadata a total of 3,365 times, not 116 as previously disclosed in an explosive commonwealth ombudsman’s report on Monday.

Training Snapshot: Metadata Searching from CloudNine

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The post Training Snapshot: Metadata Searching from CloudNine appeared first on CloudNine. Analysis Electronic Discovery Identification Training

Do I Need a Data Catalog?

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Organizations with particularly deep data stores might need a data catalog with advanced capabilities, such as automated metadata harvesting to speed up the data preparation process. As a collective intelligent asset, a data catalog should include capabilities for collecting and continually enriching or curating the metadata associated with each data asset to make them easier to identify, evaluate and use properly. Three Types of Metadata in a Data Catalog. Business Metadata.

The importance of metadata in enterprise search and aggregation

Information Management Resources

While there are several approaches to metadata strategies, it is the impact on, and value for, searching and aggregating large document sets that is an essential consideration for today’s enterprises. Data types Data visualization Data mining

Australian federal police accessed journalists' metadata 58 times in a year

The Guardian Data Protection

MPs are examining impact of national security laws on freedom of the press The Australian federal police has revealed it accessed the metadata of journalists 58 times in the 2017-18 financial year. The admission came in a submission to the parliamentary joint committee on intelligence and security’s review of the mandatory data retention law, which has been in place since 2015.