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Beware of Data Security Vendors That Try to be All Things to All People

I have a question for those who attended the 2015 RSA data security conference in San Francisco.  Did you come away feeling a bit confused?  If so, you aren’t alone, as evidenced by comments made by two Gartner bloggers. (more)

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Cyber Risk Cracks the Top 10 List of Global Risk Factors

Time for a bit of cybersecurity news from bTrade.

Businesses are Grappling with New Risks

Aon Risk Solutions, a global provider of risk management and insurance products and services, recently announced the results of its 2015 Global Risk Management Survey.  The bi-annual survey gets input from Aon clients consisting of public and private companies of all sizes from around the world.  According to Aon, the 2015 survey findings “underscore that companies are grappling with new risks and that there are differences of opinion on how to best prioritize and respond to them.” (more)

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Follow up from RSA 2015

Thousands of information security professionals and security vendors packed the Moscone Center in San Francisco this year for the 2015 RSA Conference.  This year’s theme, “Change: Challenge Today's Security Thinking” was buzzing throughout the conference and educational sessions, and was echoed by some thought provoking keynote speakers. (more)

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Premera Data Security Audit Report: Another Case Study in What Not-to-Do

For some time now, bTrade’s MFT Nation blog has been beating the drum about the importance of updating data security software.  The drum beat (our message) has been to avoid being penny wise and pound foolish--i.e., it’s generally wise economically to make regular investments in upgrades to data security software, rather than face costly expenditures and downtime when your out-of-date software eventually malfunctions.  The drum beat continued when news broke about the FTC vs. Wyndham case, which MFT Nation described as a “case study for what not to do in the rapidly changing world of data security.” (more)

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What Did it Cost Target to Settle Consumer Claims Arising Out of Data Breach?

Last year, we published an article on MFT Nation bog relating to the December 2013 data breach involving the theft of records for millions of Target customers.  Since then, we and many other interested parties have pondered the potential costs associated with such a catastrophic event.  Well, today we received word on what it will cost Target to resolve just one aspect of the breach. (more)

 
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)

 
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)

 
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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