Tag Archives: SSH

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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PCI DSS Changes Applicable to File Transfer Announced

Today, the PCI Security Standards Council announced several changes to the PCI DSS standard that directly apply to file transfer applications.  These include: Adding references to SSH as as a secure protocol (SSL/TLS was already mentioned). Explicit consideration of virtual machines and virtualization hypervisors as “in scope” during PCI audits. […]

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