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Defrag This | security

Posted on 04.27.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

Reducing Security Breaches in Fintech is a Business Priority

Fintech is a valuable target for hackers seeking financial reward and we can’t stop all breaches without changing our attitude towards security.

Posted on 04.25.17 by Greg Mooney

Defrag This - What is a Public Key Infrastructure?

In episode 8 of Defrag This, IT expert Missy Januszko, discusses the recent PowerShell and DevOps Global Summit 2017 and what exactly a public key infrastructure is.

Posted on 04.20.17 by Michael O'Dwyer

Data Privacy Dead After FCC Reversal Legalizes ISP Data Mining

The repeal of the FCC rule on ISP data mining has serious implications, not only for individual data privacy, but for businesses as well. 

Posted on 04.06.17 by Kevin Conklin

5 Steps to Prevent Privacy Breaches

Assuring data privacy has been a hot issue for years and the basic building blocks of a strong defense against cybercriminal data theft hasn't changed.

Posted on 04.04.17 by Kevin Conklin

What is file transfer protocol (FTP)?

At its simplest, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a rudimentary method of moving files from one location on a network to another. 

Posted on 03.30.17 by Greg Mooney

Defrag This - The Risky Business of FTP Servers

If you’re sending personally indentifiable information (PII) via basic FTP then your business is at risk. FTP servers do not provide the protections that are needed for today’s threat landscape.

Posted on 03.29.17 by Greg Mooney

3 Reasons Encryption Backdoors Are Counter Productive

It has been a year since the Apple vs. FBI case in which the FBI requested Apple create a backdoor into smartphones, and like clockwork, now the UK home secretary, Amy Rudd, is requesting backdoors into end-to-end encryption services used in Facebook’s texting app,...

Posted on 03.29.17 by Kevin Conklin

FBI Alert to Healthcare: Mind Your FTP Servers

The FBI issued a Private Industry Notification (PIN) alert last week to healthcare providers concerning the security of their FTP servers. While the alert did not indicate a specific threat, industry experts note that the FBI is not in the habit of issuing alerts unless...

Posted on 03.16.17 by Kevin Conklin

Secure File Transfer Resources For Financial Services IT Teams

The world doesn't show enough appreciation for IT teams in general. But few of us actually appreciate how much we depend on financial services IT pros.

Posted on 03.14.17 by Joe Hewitson

3 Hacks To Achieve Agile IT

Agile business models are pretty much a necessity in today's enterprise world and IT security is certainly no different.

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