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Nothing is Permanent but Change, Especially in the World of Data Security

bTrade will be exhibiting at the 2015 RSA Conference.  For those not familiar with this conference, I would say it is all about data security.  RSA markets its annual conference as the place where “the world” talks about data security, and the theme for the upcoming conference revolves around “change” and “challenging” current thinking about data security.  We can think of no better topic for discussion, so below are some of our thoughts about change as it relates to data security in the context of secure/managed file transfer. (more)

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Cyber Risk Report Reveals That Enterprises Needlessly Expose Themselves to Cyber Threats

The primary goal of bTrade’s MFT Nation blog is to provide our readers with pertinent information in the world of managed file transfer and cybersecurity.  Last month, Hewlett Packet released its 74-page Cyber Risk Report in which HP discusses the most pressing cybersecurity issues that enterprises faced in 2014. (more)

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Handy MFT Tips: Archiving and Purging, Critical Processes Commonly Overlooked

This is the latest in our series of articles discussing key secure file transfer processes.  Previously, bTrade’s MFT Nation blog discussed such things as monitoring and scheduling, tracking, reporting and alerts, basic managed file transfer scenarios, etc.  Today, I want to focus on archiving and purging, a critical (but often overlooked) process in any effective secure file transfer system. (more)

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Cybersecurity Landscape: The Feds Are Getting More Active

Last Friday, the White House released a Fact Sheet entitled "White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection” in which it announced that “the President is convening leaders from throughout the country who have a stake in bolstering cybersecurity–from industry, tech companies, and consumer and privacy advocates to law enforcement, educators, and students.”  What will they discuss?  According to the Fact Sheet, “participants will discuss opportunities to spur collaboration and develop partnerships in the cybersecurity and consumer financial worlds to share best practices, promote stronger adherence to security standards, improve cyber threat information sharing, and encourage the adoption of more secure payment technologies.” (more)

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FYI…Another Mega Cyber Attack/Data Breech

Anthem, the second-largest health insurer in the United States, has experienced a data breech that may turn out to be the largest health care breach to date, as the compromised database holds records of some 80 million individuals.  Anthem has not disclosed much of the details surrounding the cyber attack, but the company's CEO, Joseph Swedish, issued a public statement, in which he says Anthem was the victim of a "very sophisticated external cyber attack." (more)

 
Data Privacy Day at bTrade

January 28th is Data Privacy Day, an international effort centered on “increasing awareness of privacy and data protection issues amongst consumers, organizations and government officials.”  This year marks the eighth annual Data Privacy Day in the United States and Canada which was as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe.  Data Protection Day “commemorates the January 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection.”

Here at bTrade, we support Data Privacy Day and the need for people, government and organizations to respect privacy and safeguard their personal and business data.  We also hope this day further motivates organizations to make the protection of data (data security) a greater priority. (more)

 
TDXchange in the Real World

In my previous blog, I had compared our flagship solution, TDXchange, to a Swiss army knife for data security.  That was simply a high level overview.  So what I would like to do now is go into further detail and provide some real-world examples based on my seven years of experience as a bTrade Support Engineer.  These are scenarios which have been implemented by bTrade customers, both domestically and abroad, for companies that range in size from 35 to 35,000 employees. (more)

 
Update #2: To Copyright APIs, or Not to Copyright, That is the Question

In November 2014, we posted a piece about the Oracle vs. Google case and the ongoing court battle over whether APIs can be copyrighted.  The eventual outcome of the case has potentially huge implications for not just the software industry, but for all organizations that use APIs to facilitate seamless communication between different software applications/programs.  We promised to keep all our MFT Nation readers updated on events in this case.  Well, there has been a development. (more)

 
 
 
 

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