Archive for June, 2012

What Can We Learn from the LinkedIn Breach?

Posted by on Thursday, 21 June, 2012

Today is another unfortunate reminder that no matter the size of a company or its industry, a data breach makes headlines.

Not only does it attract negative attention and erode customer confidence, an announcement that your company’s data has or may have been compromised can result in some steep financial penalties.  If fines associated with violating regulations like HIPAA or state privacy laws don’t get you, potential lawsuits might.

Take LinkedIn, for example.  Earlier this month, the social network of business professionals reported that nearly 6.5 million encrypted passwords had been leaked online.

Today, Mashable.com reports that LinkedIn is facing a $5 million civil lawsuit from a user claiming that LinkedIn’s security policy violated industry standards for database security.

There really are no lessons for the rest of us to learn from this latest breach, because most of us already know what we’re supposed to do.

  • Keep passwords secure, reasonably complex, and change them regularly.data breach
  • Ensure your company is using only the most secure encryption standards like AES or Open PGP.
  • Stay abreast of the latest news and techniques for keeping your company security policies and practices up to date and as impenetrable as possible.
  • Invest in solutions that streamline your data encryption processes, that include comprehensive auditing and reporting tools, and that ensure the security of your data at rest and in motion.

The question is how much longer can you postpone taking these steps to ensure that your company isn’t making news next week with an embarrassing and costly data breach?

Susan Baird

Susan is the Marketing Manager at Linoma Software, helping promote our secure file transfer and encryption solutions. Her specialty is content creation and social media marketing, and you can find out more about her by viewing her LinkedIn profile.

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Live Webinar Tomorrow: Beyond FTP — Securing and Automating File Transfers

Posted by on Wednesday, 13 June, 2012

If you’d like to learn more about how you could benefit from simplifying, automating, and securing your file transfers, join us on Thursday, June 14 from 12:00-1:00 pm CDT for a free webinar that will outline the dangers of traditional FTP, and then focus on alternatives that not only keep your sensitive data more secure, but give you more control and better tracking of the entire file transfer process.

 

Beyond FTP: Automating and Securing File Transfers
Thursday, June 14, 2012
12:00-1:00 CDT

For more information or to register for this event,
please visit our webinar registration page.

 

For a real life example of the benefits of managed file transfer, check out this System i manager’s story.

Ernie Iannucci from AF&L Insurance Company describes how much time and headache his IT team saved when they transitioned from doing each transfer manually to implementing a managed file transfer solution.

 


Watch Ernie’s story now

 

Susan Baird

Susan is the Marketing Manager at Linoma Software, helping promote our secure file transfer and encryption solutions. Her specialty is content creation and social media marketing, and you can find out more about her by viewing her LinkedIn profile.

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