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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

Guide to PCI DSS Compliant File Transfers - Part 2

Posted by John V. on Wed, Jan 08, 2014 @ 04:15 PM

Introduction

In Guide to PCI DSS Compliant File Transfers - Part 1 you gained a basic understanding of PCI DSS, the data it is intended to protect and how to assess the scope of a PCI compliant implementation.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Compliance, Secure File Transfer

Guide to PCI DSS Compliant File Transfers - Part 1

Posted by John V. on Wed, Jan 08, 2014 @ 04:07 PM

Overview

For the last couple of years, this is the first page you’d find when searching about PCI DSS compliant file transfers. Enough motivation for us to make sure this article stay as informative and as relevant as possible. So now that PCI DSS version 3.0 is out, we’ve made a few changes to get readers like you up to speed with the latest standard.

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Topics: Managed File Transfer, Compliance, PCI-DSS, Secure File Transfer

Laws That Could Impact Your Choice of File Transfer Software

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 @ 10:35 AM

Overview

Choosing a file transfer software might seem like a trivial exercise. Any application capable of delivering files to your intended recipient should fit the bill, right? Well, not all the time. If your company belongs to the healthcare or financial services industry, is publicly traded, or handles credit card information, then there are a couple of security requirements you need to take into consideration. 

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Topics: Compliance, PCI-DSS, Secure File Transfer, FTP, HIPAA

Securing Data at Rest with Encrypted File Systems

Posted by John V. on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 @ 02:00 PM

Overview

In my last post, I shared with you the importance of Securing Data at Rest. One of the most effective ways of securing data, whether at rest or in transit, is through encryption. After reading this article, you’ll learn one way of encrypting data at rest, and that is by using encrypted file systems.

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Compliance

Business Associates and HIPAA Compliant File Transfers

Posted by John V. on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 @ 08:50 AM

Overview

September is fast approaching. And if you're classified as a HIPAA business associate, that could only mean one thing: it's crunch time. By September 23, you should have already complied with the requirements in HIPAA/HITECH's Final Rule. Some of those requirements affect file transfers involving protected health information.

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