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Data Security: Keep Data Secure Even After Discarding The Hardware

You may know that some people, referred to euphemistically as “dumpster divers,” search through garbage for items they find useful/valuable.  But did you know that some dumpster divers are much more sophisticated and focused on harvesting data stored on discarded hard drives, full workstations, old mainframe tapes, and now cell phones?  With everyone seemingly worried about hackers on the wild internet, we forget about this other security risk.  And it is real.  These sophisticated dumpster divers can recover data from such discarded items. (more)

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Update #5: To Copyright APIs, or Not to Copyright, That is the Question

In a previous post about the long running Oracle vs. Google case, we noted that “Oracle has a federal appeals court precedent on its side, which it can use as a sword against all other Java API users who Oracle believes may be violating its copyrights.  So, unless and until another court decides otherwise, the IT community should be aware that Oracle may be on the hunt for violators.” (more)

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Is Your Home Office Ready For Disaster?

Summer has not made its official start yet, but we have already seen some fairly unusual and extreme weather.  Whether you are a full-time home-office worker, working from home temporarily over the summer, or planning a “working vacation” (and if you are, shame on you!), there are precautions to be taken to protect your sensitive data and ensure that you have as consistent a connection as possible. (more)

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bTrade’s Handy MFT Tips: What to Do with Applications during System or Database Maintenance

It’s no secret that properly maintaining your internal technologies is vital to their longevity and your company’s success.  The majority of businesses today could not function without them, and smart companies go to great lengths to properly maintain business critical systems.  Hardware needs to be maintained and replaced to keep up with increasing demand.  Operating systems and databases need constant updating to fix bugs, patch security holes and increase performance.  There is no avoiding this requirement which must be done on a regular basis. (more)

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Update #3: 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.  In January 2015, we provided an update about the Supremes (a.k.a., the United States Supreme Court) inviting the federal government to submit a brief “expressing the views of the United States.” (more)

 
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)

 
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)

 
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)

 
 
 
 
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