Insights into the world of file transfer
We all use email on a daily basis as our primary method of communication. Countless emails are sent across the world with the majority of legitimate emails usually finding their destination, but the same cannot always be said for emails carrying large attachments.Read more
A lettings agency who used FTP to transfer sensitive personal data, has been fined.Read more
An organisation is far more likely to be become a victim of data theft from within, than from external threats.Read more
Accidental disclosure of data is probably a greater risk to you than data theft from hacking.Read more
First of all, what is it?
256 bit encryption is a data encryption technique that uses a 256-bit key to encrypt and decrypt data or files. It is one of the most secure encryption methods and is used in most modern encryption algorithms, protocols and technologies including AES and SSL.Read more
One of the problems with GDPR, is that it doesn’t state exactly what people should do when it comes to securing personal data. Businesses should use appropriate organisational and technical measures to protect data, which is pretty vague and open to interpretation.Read more
Aside from using email (which has its’ own issues), using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to transfer data is still one of the most widely used mechanisms.Read more
In short. No.
Often these applications are used outside the scope of the IT department and those responsible for IT security and GDPR compliance within an organisation.Read more