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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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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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Google versus China – Is your company at risk?

Google revealed yesterday a targeted phishing attack from China against hundreds of GMail users, including government officials and military personnel.  The FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and the White House National Security Council are all participating in an investigation of the cyber attack. My hope is that this breach will […]

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Cloud security is the new great debate

Last week I ranted a bit about the importance of governing your cloud vendors.  At about the same time, Ipswitch’s Frank Kenney participated in a panel discussion on cloud security at the Interop conference in Las Vegas. As you know, there is great debate over whether cloud services are secure […]

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Cloud platform vendors limit their responsibility

Take a quick read of Google’s Terms of Service or Amazon EC2’s SLA Exclusions and you’ll see examples of how cloud platform vendors limit their governance and control responsibility. So what happens when you put your business in the cloud and then the cloud goes down?  Just ask Foursquare, Hootsuite, […]

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