Tag Archives: Encryption

End-to-End Encryption Can Prevent a Truckload of Trouble

Data in transit needs secure protection to ensure it reaches its destination. End-to-end encryption can provide just that.

Don’t look now, but you and your IT team may be in the trucking and secure-transport business. And naturally, you’ll need end-to-end encryption.

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The Basics of File Transfer Encryption

Keep your files safe and secure

My name is Randy Franklin Smith and I’m guest blogging a three-part series on file transfer security for Ipswitch, starting today with the important of file transfer encryption. These posts are based on a recent webinar I did with the folks here, available for replay if you like. Encryption Options The […]

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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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Encryption: Transport versus File

This morning I was asked if I recommended using transport encryption or file encryption to protect company files and data. My answer:  “Use both of them, together!” For starters, here’s a real quick summary of both encryption types: Transport encryption (“data-in-transit”) protects the file as it travels over protocols such […]

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Hackers break browser SSL/TLS Encryption

Word has quickly spread that a serious weakness has been discovered in the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol that allows attackers to silently decrypt data that’s passing between a web server and an end-user browser. All reports indicate that this vulnerability affects the SSL protocol itself and is not specific […]

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Can a file transfer system enable central management and control?

You might say that the entire point of a Managed File Transfer (MFT) system is to do exactly that: provide centralized management and control. For example, let’s say that your company is subject to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Requirement 4 of PCI DSS is to “encrypt […]

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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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