The Future of Data Security – Can You Afford to Trust Anyone?0

In a recent report by Forrester Research titled ‘The Future of Data Security’, we learn that Security & Risk professionals should seriously be considering adopting a ‘zero trust’ security model.

That’s all well and good but at HANDD we have seen many large companies repeating the same old mistakes when adopting a zero trust approach. … Read more →

Globalscape Advances Its Award-Winning MFT Solution0

Enhanced File Transfer Version 7 Offers High Availability, Stronger Security, and Better Usability

SAN ANTONIO, TX – GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GSB), the secure information exchange company, launched version 7 of its Enhanced File Transfer™ (EFT™) platform on July 3rd. The latest upgrade provides organizations with even more control over their mission-critical information by offering several new features, including support for active-active, high availability (HA) architectures, expanded PCI DSS version 3.0 facilitation, and an advanced Web Transfer Client (WTC) that leverages HTML5 technology.

“In a recent study, we found that nearly 90 percent of organizations unexpectedly lose access to critical systems, resulting in lost data, productivity, and, of course, end-user frustration,” said James Bindseil, president and CEO of Globalscape. “Active-active, high availability architectures—like what is now available in EFT version 7—play a crucial role in maximizing uptime and performance, and mitigating the negative ramifications of downtime.”

Globalscape’s EFT platform gives IT professionals everything they need to secure, manage, and govern the files and data leaving their organization. The new functionality in version 7 enables organizations to:

  • Maximize the uptime and performance of critical IT systems through the new active-active, HA architecture
  • Enhance the compatibility of WTC file transfers by adding HTML5 support in addition to the existing Java Runtime Environment
  • Increase scalability and business continuity with more flexible, uninterrupted file transfer service
  • Facilitate PCI DSS version 3.0 compliance with updates to security components, such as PGP and AS2

“Today’s workforce demands fast, easy, and secure tools to share information and transfer files,” said Chandana Gopal, manager of IDC’s MFT research. “There has been a resurgence in managed file transfer spending driven by significant growth of data-in-motion and enterprise need for control, governance, visibility and reliability. MFT platforms that satisfy both business and IT will be the growth leaders.”

New Modular Availability for EFT

Globalscape’s EFT platform has been repackaged to more directly and uniquely meet the file-transfer needs of various organizations. From small businesses to major enterprises, Globalscape’s new modular approach allows organizations to customize the EFT platform and pay for only the functionality they need.

“Globalscape’s new EFT model makes it easier than ever before for organizations of all sizes to effectively leverage its managed file transfer solution,” said Ian Davin, CEO of HANDD Business Solutions. “This new approach, along with the advanced functionality and high availability architecture offered in EFT version 7, make Globalscape a perfect partner for organizations looking to secure, automate, and manage file transfers company-wide.”

For more insight on the importance of high availability, download Globalscape’s new report – “Three Ways System Downtime Affects Companies and Four Methods to Minimize It.”

About Globalscape

San Antonio, Texas-based GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GSB) ensures the reliability of mission-critical operations by securing sensitive data and intellectual property. Globalscape’s suite of solutions features EFT, the industry-leading enterprise file transfer solution that delivers military-grade security and a customizable platform for achieving best in class control and visibility of data in motion or at rest, across multiple locations. Founded in 1996, Globalscape is a leading enterprise solution provider of secure information exchange software and services to thousands of customers, including global enterprises, governments and small businesses. For more information, visit Globalscape, or subscribe to our Blog or Twitter updates.

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Source: Globalscape. com

Emergency phone and internet data storage law to be brought in0

Emergency legislation will be brought in next week to force phone and internet companies to log records of customer calls, texts and internet use.

Ministers say it is necessary so police and security services can access the data they need after a legal ruling which declared existing powers invalid.

The proposed law has the backing of Labour and the coalition parties.

A special cabinet is being held to agree the planned laws, which will only last until 2016.  … Read more →

Booking site HotelHippo.com in ‘appalling’ data leak0

A hotel booking website that was leaking large amounts of customer information is being investigated by the UK data privacy watchdog.

HotelHippo.com, owned by HotelStayUK, had revealed booking information that had been a “gift for burglars”, a security expert said.

The exposed data could allow the matching of hotel bookings with home addresses.

After being contacted by the BBC, HotelHippo.com was taken offline.  … Read more →

Hackers Steal Thousands From Bank Customers0

A trojan attack on an unnamed European bank has seen €500,000 (£401,000) stolen from 190 victims – before the criminals responsible removed “every shred of evidence” that could trace them.

Customers lost between €1,700 (£1,362) and €39,000 (£31,269) each during a one-week period.

Two days later, “every shred of evidence” that could have been used to track down those responsible was automatically erased by the software.  … Read more →

Hand Over The Dough! Domino’s Pizza Hacked0

Hackers who cracked the Domino’s Pizza database say they have stolen the details of more than 600,000 customers – including their favourite toppings.

A hacker known only as Rex Mundi said the full details would be released today unless the firm paid him or her €30,000 (£24,000).

Mundi said the “vulnerable” shared servers of Domino’s Pizza in France and Belgium were compromised, with a range of customer details stolen.  … Read more →

Tweetdeck users hit by coding attack0

The BBC’s main Twitter account fell foul of the attack, re-tweeting incomprehensible code

A cyber-attack on Twitter platform Tweetdeck has infiltrated several accounts, and re-tweeted garbled code.

The coding vulnerability hit several high profile accounts, including BBC Breaking News and that of Labour leader Ed Miliband.  … Read more →

Basingstoke council apology over benefits data breach0

A council leaked personal details of housing benefit claimants, including their dates of birth and national insurance details, in response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

Basingstoke and Deane sent letters of apology to 1,900 people, warning them their details had been disclosed.

The borough said it had informed the police and Information Commissioner.

It has also set up a helpline and offered to pay to monitor loans taken out in the name of the affected people.

A council spokeswoman said the FOI request had arrived by email with no additional contact details.

It had asked how many people were claiming housing benefit and living in private accommodation.

The spreadsheet sent in response to the request contained names, ages, national insurance numbers and addresses of those making the claims, the spokeswoman said.  … Read more →