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)
I want to offer a short follow-up to a previous MFT Nation post about the results of Aon’s Risk Solutions survey in which its business clients ranked cybersecurity as a Top 10 concern, for the first time ever.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Last Friday, the White House released a Fact Sheet entitled "White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection” in which it announced that “the President is convening leaders from throughout the country who have a stake in bolstering cybersecurity–from industry, tech companies, and consumer and privacy advocates to law enforcement, educators, and students.” What will they discuss? According to the Fact Sheet, “participants will discuss opportunities to spur collaboration and develop partnerships in the cybersecurity and consumer financial worlds to share best practices, promote stronger adherence to security standards, improve cyber threat information sharing, and encourage the adoption of more secure payment technologies.” (more)