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White Hat Wednesday: The Importance of Managed File Transfer Certification at the User Level

We all understand the necessity and importance of third party certifications for vendors that sell Managed File Transfer (MFT) solutions and services.   At bTrade, our MFT solutions are FIPS 140-2 certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”), and thus approved for use in government departments and regulated industries that transmit and store sensitive information.  While these types of certifications are critical to companies when purchasing MFT technology, it is also critical that the employees who are tasked with implementing and supporting these solutions have the necessary ongoing training and certification to stay current and up-to-date on best practices. (more)

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Tuesday Tips: Stay Calm and Take Care of the Fundamentals

bTrade is participating in the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month. One aspect of our efforts is “Tuesday Tips,” by which we try to dispense some useful (hopefully) cybersecurity information to our readers via the MFT Nation blog. (more)

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Good News: FBI Will Share Its Malware Investigator Portal with Businesses

In 2013, the President addressed the data security crisis through issuance of an Executive Order entitled Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (“EO”). A fundamental objective of the EO is to increase information sharing among government agencies and private sector business so the private sector is better able to defend against cyber threats. (more)

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Update: Bash Shellshock Security Bug

bTrade issued a press release earlier this week in response to the widespread concern about the Bash Shellshock security flaw.  We felt it was important to let our customers know that bTrade’s solutions are not vulnerable to this bug.  We also felt that it was urgent to give MFT Nation readers as much information as quickly as possible, so we have created the following blog on what we know to date. (more)

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Catch Up on the Latest Managed File Transfer News from bTrade

The bTrade newsletter “SHIFT” features product tips, industry commentary, informative case studies, and excerpts from our blog, MFT Nation.   To view the archives containing previous copies of SHIFT, please click here. (more)

 
Data Breaches within the US Federal Government Have Doubled in the Last Five Years

Data breaches and the protection of mission-critical data continue to be the most pressing concerns for both businesses and the U.S. government.  While the government sector has remained committed to making investments to prevent such threats from happening, it seems that all-too-often another report surfaces about an agency falling victim to a data breach. (more)

 
FTC vs. Wyndham: A Data Security Case Study In What Not-To-Do

The FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. case has generated a lot of attention relating to who is prosecuting the case—the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”). Many folks do not identify the FTC as an agency responsible for policing data security practices. Truth is the FTC has been using its unfairness authority to regulate data-security practices for many years. While the scope of the FTC’s authority to pursue companies for lax data-security practices is an interesting issue, we will not delve into it because it has nothing to with the MFT Nation’s mission, which is keep you updated on happenings in the world managed file transfer and data security.

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Handy MFT Tips from bTrade to Help You with Information Governance

A Solution with Monitoring and Scheduling Capability Is a Must

Effective data security is a vital part of delivering value to an organization. To maximize the value of electronic data while also reducing risk, we counsel organizations to take a centralized, global approach to Information governance. We believe that our MFT (Managed File Transfer) software provides a holistic solution for information governance issues because it has the features/functionality to address and resolve the core requirements of the many mandates, whether imposed internally or by external authorities. (more)