Archive for November, 2014

To Copyright APIs, or Not to Copyright, That is the Question

APIs Explained

Some MFT Nation readers are undoubtedly familiar with an “application programming interface,” or API for short.  An API is defined as a “popular element of programs that enable inter-program communications.”  For those wanting a more concrete definition, click here to read a very clever way of explaining an API in “laymen’s terms.” (more)

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The Swiss Army Knife of Enterprise Data Security

Being an IT professional, I am often asked the question:  “So Hanz, what exactly do you do?”  For a while now this conversation has been playing out the same way.  I respond by saying:  “I work for the software company, bTrade.”  Inevitably, the follow up question is asked:  “And what does bTrade do?” (more)

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Chip and Pin, will EMV cards enhance security at POS?

Authentication is an essential function of a secure managed file transfer process.  Basically, authentication is the process of verifying “the source (identity), uniqueness, and integrity (unaltered contents) of a message.”  With TDXchange, users can be authenticated automatically using their network identity or by entering a secure username and password, or both. (more)

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Cybersecurity is a Journey, Not a Destination

Nine months ago, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released version 1.0 of its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (Framework).  NIST recently sought and received public feedback from industry relating to “awareness” of, “experiences” with, and a proposed “roadmap for the future” of the Framework.  Since bTrade’s MFT Nation blog followed events leading up to the release of the Framework, we decided to provide some input on the post-release feedback from the public. (more)

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