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Deciphering the Complexities Associated with Exporting Encryption Software

The stated goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2014 is to “increase the American public’s understanding of basic cyber security practices and the role each of us plays in keeping cyberspace safe and secure.”  Export control is a vital cog in our country’s cybersecurity infrastructure, because it helps to prevent sensitive U.S. technology from falling into the hands of our enemies.  Yet few people actually know much about the export control process. (more)

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Tuesday Tips: The Importance of Strong Passwords and Data Encryption Technology

As we head into week four of our participation in Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it is time again for bTrade’s Tuesdays Tips .  This week’s cybersecurity tips are centered on showcasing what “businesses can do to protect their organization, customers, and employees.”  For the purpose of this blog and its readership, we will focus on two such tips:  the importance of strong passwords, and using encryption technologies for data in-transit. (more)

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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)

 
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)

 
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)