Month: August 2016
The data breach at UK accounting software company Sage has brought the insider threat facing businesses into focus and, according to security experts Hypersocket Software, highlights the need for more stringent access control.
The Sage breach, which may have compromised the personal information of employees at 280 businesses, is thought to have resulted from unauthorised access from an internal computer log-in.
In contrast to the popular image of evil hackers trying to steal data using brute force and denial of service attacks, this latest incident emphasises that the danger for organisations can just as easily come from inside. In addition to the threat of malicious activity from otherwise legitimate insiders or employee errors, there also is a risk that the user credentials can be compromised and that the ID authentication process can be exploited to let malicious outsiders into the system.
But according to Lee Painter CEO of Hypersocket Software many businesses are not properly addressing the risk from within their business and do not fully follow the principle of least privilege access.Read More
In today’s global business environment when employees dispersed around the world need to be able to exchange data across their networks securely and effectively, a solid IT infrastructure is an organisation’s safety net.
For many enterprises, File Transfer Servers (FTS) are the back-bone of their network. Essentially a computer within the client/server model responsible for the central storage and management of data files, an FTS allows other computers on the same network to access the files and data housed on the FTS. A file transfer server adds value to any enterprise by providing users with the ability to share information over a network without having to physically transfer files with external storage devices or via email.
Yet, as business becomes increasingly global and the number of files being shared by employees across regions increases, alongside the need for real-time collaboration, organisations increasingly need both a high level of security and additional capabilities from their FTS. This is where a Managed File Transfer (MFT) offering maximum security and enhanced features comes into its own.
So what are the benefits of an MFT? Firstly, it’s important to note that both FTS and MFT platforms share some common traits, that are worth outlining.Read More