Embracing the OWASP Top 10


In a previous article, I briefly talked about the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and based on some recent projects, I wanted to shed some light on this incredible organization. Established in 2001, OWASP’s mission is simply to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make […]

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Managed File Transfer: Ensuring Compliance as Part of Daily Processes Handled Remotely

mobile file transfer

As mobile computing becomes ubiquitous, employees in all types of industries are enjoying the ability to access, share and update information – and be involved in processes even when they’re not in the office. But while mobility is a wonderful thing, it’s not enough on its own – especially for […]

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3 Steps to Compliant File Transfers

checklist compliance

In my last post, I covered common regulations, who is affected, and what is required from a file transfer standpoint to satisfy them. In this post, I explain three steps your organization can take to make sure your file transfers satisfy regulatory requirements. Characterize the types of file transfers your […]

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The City of Guelph Embraces Managed File Transfer for Better Productivity, and Higher Visibility and Control Over File Transfers

City of Guelph File Transfer

To better understand Managed File Transfer (MFT), it’s useful to review actual use cases. I think of the City of Guelph  as a prime example of what prompts organizations to migrate from simple consumer-grade Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) for file transfer to more robust and secure MFT. A […]

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Are Your Employees Putting Your Data At Risk?

Person to Person file sharing risks

The file sharing habits of employees can be risky but is driven by their desire to get work done. The business need and IT desire to control file sharing is equally important. Fortunately, companies don’t have to choose between risky behavior and productivity. Using secure managed file transfer technology, employees […]

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The risks of personal file sharing within businesses

In his white paper, “Business-Class File Sharing Best Practices”, Michael Osterman of Osterman Research assesses the current state of personal file sharing within business, with recommendations about how information technology, risk management and compliance teams can best address the common issues and risks. Below is an excerpt from the paper, […]

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FTP is ubiquitous and dangerously non-compliant

Ericka Chickowski did a nice job in her Dark Reading article on how old-fashioned FTP introduces unnecessarily levels of compliance and security risks to organizations.  And here’s an alarming data point from Harris Interactive – approximately 50% of organizations are currently using the FTP protocol to send and exchange files […]

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