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“We are sorry for any concern we are causing anyone at this time.”
It’s pretty certain that those are 13 words that no CEO ever wants to have to say. Just ask Richard H. Aubut, president and CEO of the Weymouth hospital.
We’re talking about information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, medical record numbers, patient numbers, health plan information, dates of service, diagnoses, treatments relating to hospital and home health care visits … just to name a few pieces of personal information, you get the picture.
800,000 records. 800,000 reasons why Managed File Transfer is important. Just ask Richard H. Aubut, president and CEO of the Weymouth hospital.
Seems that somewhere in the process of these 800,000 records being shipped to a contractor to be destroyed, and actually getting to the contractor to be destroyed they disappeared.
Boston.com has some information worth reading.
Forgive the obvious Ipswitch plug here, but c’mon, any one of these solutions could help any CEO avoid having to say those 13 words.
So, that’s today’s 800,000 reasons why MFT is important, and how to avoid those 13 words. As a special bonus for you, here’s 7 words you’d surely like to steer clear of:
“We are still searching for those files.’’
Just ask Richard H. Aubut, president and CEO of the Weymouth hospital.
MOVEit Crypto, the encryption component used to secure data and settings in MOVEit DMZ and MOVEit Central in mission-critical, Internet-exposed applications, has been revalidated under FIPS 140-2 and has been issued certificate #1363. This certificate should be available on the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP)’s website (nist.gov) in 1-2 weeks.
The changes in MOVEit Crypto that required the revalidation were mainly related to the introduction of “SHA-2″ hashes such as as SHA-256. As you may already be aware, use of unkeyed SHA-1 hashes will be disallowed in U.S. government applications by the end of the year. (Weaker hashes such as MD5 and non-cryptographic quality integrity checks such as CRC are already disallowed.) Fortunately, existing MOVEit products make use of keyed SHA-1 hashes (not the unkeyed hashes that will soon be disallowed), so use of existing MOVEit products with the older version of MOVEit Crypto will be allowed in U.S. government applications well beyond the end of the year.
In a July 1, 2010 Register article entitled “the cloud’s impact on security“, Tony Lock provides a definition of “Cloud Escrow”:
“…if you are using external cloud resources, look at how the data and any intellectual property invested in the processing engines employed to manipulate data can be moved to other third party cloud providers, or back into the enterprise, if you need to do that. You could call this ‘Cloud Escrow’.”
This is exactly the benefit you enjoy today by selecting either a MOVEit DMZ on-premise or MOVEit DMZ Hosted Services solution. We can migrate your data into our SaaS environment, we can migrate your data into your private data center. It’s the same application but you choose what deployment model is best for your business.