Author Archives: Hugh Garber

Caution: Web-searchable servers and databases

August 2011:  Yale University announced that 43,000 social security numbers posted to an insecure FTP server have been available to Google search engine users for the past 10-months. May 2011:  Southern California Medical-Legal Consultants (SCMLC) disclosed that the medical records of 300,000 injured workers were available online to the public […]

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Citi fined $500K

Citi was recently fined $500,000 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for its failure to pick up on an employee skimming over $750,000 from the accounts of 22 Citi customers over the last eight years . When I first read the headline, my initial thought was that this was […]

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You must protect the security AND privacy of confidential information

Here’s a great article by Brian O’Connell of CPA Site Solutions on how to deal with email security difficulties.  The context of the article is from the perspective of the accounting industry, but I’d say it’s an extremely universal topic that actually impacts almost every kind of company today. The […]

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Email – Rethinking how files get shared

Email is the world’s collaborative tool and is the electronic ‘sending’ system of choice between people, both within and across organizations. While the capabilities of transferring files via email hasn’t improved much in the past 10 years, the size and sensitivity of files has multiplied ten-fold. Email usage is ungoverned […]

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FTP is unsecure and generally unmonitored

SC Magazine just published a short article titled “FTP described as unsecure and generally unmonitored”. In the article, fellow Managed File Transfer (MFT) vendor Axway correctly points out that “usernames, passwords, commands and data can be easily intercepted and read while files transferred via FTP are uploaded or downloaded without […]

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Ipswitch ranked #2 for “Best Places to Work” by Boston Business Journal

The Boston Business Journal recently honored the 75 best places to work in Boston. Ipswitch was ranked #2 in the medium sized company category.  Woot woot! We’re a company of approximately 300 extremely talented, motivated and productive employees who really care about our solutions, our customers and our success in […]

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We warned you!

Ipswitch has been cautioning companies about the dangers of private/confidential information being sent through Google (and other hosted and person-to-person services), both from a security and a responsibility perspective. Last week’s GMail hack further drives home the point that organizations must proactively manage and have visibility into what information is […]

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