Storing sensitive files and personal data in the cloud can be a touchy topic for some, keeping even the most seasoned information security leader or data protection officer awake at night. Although, despite what the humble salmon teaches us about swimming against the tide, it is hard to fight against the unstoppable trend towards cloud adoption.
It may be obvious to some that FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is an insecure protocol; and that its continued use for transferring sensitive or personal is inappropriate. Yet, its use for that very purpose still continues according to Rapid7, creating an unnecessary risk.
Do you send sensitive documents and files using regular email? Could you do more to protect those documents and files to ensure their confidentiality? These are just two of the more obvious questions which many an IT administrator and security officer are now asking their organisations, as the world and it's regulators become more focussed and stringent on data protection.
As of May 2018, payment merchants and other credit card handling organisations will need to have familiarised themselves and have implemented the latest iteration of the PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry - Data Security Standard). Version 3.2.1 expands on what is already a comprehensive and well-known standard by adapting to the rapidly changing climate of data protection, privacy and vulnerability management.
As of the 30th of June 2018, the use of SSL/early TLS in PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) card environments will no longer be accepted as a compliant protocols by the PCI security standards council and thus could render your accreditation as invalid. What does this mean for you and your managed file transfer solution?
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has for some, fundamentally changed the way that businesses operate, with regard to the collection, processing and transferring of personal data. What is often referred to as the world's most forward-thinking data protection regulation, has forced data controllers to ensure basic levels of security are in-place in order to reduce the risk of loss, disclosure, unauthorised processing, deletion or manipulation.
Irrespective of which industry your organisation belongs to, facilitating collaboration and the sharing of files and documents among your employees, customers and business partners is a key requirement for increasing your revenue generation potential. Effective collaboration with employees, customers and business partners means that at some point, files and documents will need to leave the security and boundary of your organisation.
IT solutions provider Systematic have chosen Ipswitch MOVEit Transfer as their MFT (Managed File Transfer) solution, describing the offering as "ticking all the boxes" after evaluating other competing solutions against GDPR and ITAR requirements..
Advanced Cyber Solutions, have been awarded the Ipswitch Partner of the Year for Northern Europe, in recognition of their unrivalled service in the region. "From pre-sales all the way through to post-sale, Advanced Cyber Solutions are trained and accredited to help their prospects and customers. From day one of signing with Ipswitch, the team have been committed in gaining both technical, sales and training certifications available, ensuring they have access to the resources Ipswitch engineers use internally." - Matt Scotney-Jones, Ipswitch Regional Channel Manager for Northern Europe.