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What Is The Best FTP Alternative For Business?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

Overview

In our last post, we talked about the importance of applying the CIA Triad to enterprise file transfers. Interestingly, one of the most widely used file transfer protocols, FTP, fails to meet the security goals of that triad. If you're using FTP in your business operations, it's high time to find an alternative. This post introduces you to some of the top options.  

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Compliance, Secure File Transfer, SFTP, FTPS, FTP

Streamlining Data Transfers for State Data Breach Notification Law Compliance

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 @ 07:35 AM

Overview

Most US states now have their own data breach notification law. If your business operations involve the storage and transfer of personal information, there are a couple of things you ought to know to reduce the risks and bring down the costs of compliance.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Security, Compliance, Secure File Transfer

What Could Be The Impact of Brexit on Data Transfers?

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Jul 17, 2016 @ 08:48 PM

Overview

Will Brexit have a significant impact on data transfers involving personal information? While it's hard speculate what the impact will be, it could largely depend on the specific path UK chooses to take once its separation from the EU is finalized.   

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Topics: News, Security, Compliance, Secure File Transfer

Thoughts On The Rising Cost of Data Breach And How To Reduce Risk

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Jun 26, 2016 @ 12:10 AM

Overview

Results from Ponemon's 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study show that the price of these incidents continues to rise and that it has now breached the $4 Million mark. Another paper published by Deloitte even talks about hidden costs that far exceed what most businesses normally take into account. While these reports paint an alarming picture on the state of data security, we managed to extract from these papers key factors that can help businesses mitigate the risks. 

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Topics: News, Security, Compliance

Providing Network Services From An Internal Network While Prohibiting Inbound Connections

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Fri, May 06, 2016 @ 05:36 AM

Overview

Some organizations that deal with exceptionally sensitive information need to employ very stringent access restrictions to their internal networks. While a DMZ consisting of firewalls and reverse proxies can, in most cases, meet such requirements, providing network services from the internal network to external clients while also prohibiting inbound connections can be quite challenging. This little reverse proxy enhancement can simplify things.  

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Security, Compliance, PCI-DSS, Reverse Proxy, DMZ Streaming

What HSTS Is and How It Enhances The Effectiveness of HTTPS

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 @ 05:26 AM

Overview

When I first read about HSTS, my first reaction was, "What's this? A replacement for HTTPS? Considering the ubiquity of HTTPS, shouldn't we be working to improve it first instead of replacing it?" Turned out, my initial understanding of HTTP Strict Transport Security was off the mark. 

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Topics: Security, Compliance, Secure File Transfer

Key Trans Pacific Partnership Provisions That Impact Data Transfers

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Feb 16, 2016 @ 02:24 AM

Overview

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has drawn a tsunami of reactions both for and against it. For sure, it's going to be a game changer in global trade. But how does it concern us?

Business transactions are now accompanied by massive data exchanges. It's thus expected for the agreement to tackle the conduct of those data exchanges as well. In this post, we take a look at the agreement's provisions on data transfers and try to understand how they might affect current practices.

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Topics: News, Compliance, Secure File Transfer

What The EU-US Safe Harbor Is All About And How It May Affect Your Business

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Mon, Jan 25, 2016 @ 02:50 AM

Overview

As of this writing, the United States and European Union are in the thick of negotiations for a new Safe Harbor agreement. The result can have a profound impact on thousands of global businesses. In this post, we introduce you to the original Safe Harbor, how it came about, why it's been recently invalidated, and the possible impacts its future holds for a large number of businesses.

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Topics: News, Compliance

7 Things CEOs Can Do To Stay Clear Of The Waves of Data Breaches

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Sep 03, 2015 @ 10:05 PM

Overview

The departure of Avid Life Media (Ashley Madison's parent company) CEO Noel Biderman wasn't the first time an executive resigned due to a data breach. It's actually the third from a high profile company over a span of a little more than a year. And chances are, it won't be the last.

 

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Topics: Security, Compliance, DLP

Guide to PCI DSS Compliant File Transfers - Part 3

Posted by John V. on Wed, Jan 08, 2014 @ 04:19 PM

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series we focused on the basics of PCI DSS.  Now that you've become familiar with the general requirements for achieving PCI DSS compliance, your next step would be to scout for solutions that would help you meet them. In that regard, allow us to present JSCAPE MFT Server and JSCAPE MFT Gateway, two products that already have the necessary features to meet practically all technical requirements specified in PCI DSS that affect file transfer systems.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, JSCAPE MFT Gateway, Managed File Transfer, Compliance, Secure File Transfer