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Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Time: 2:00 p.m ET/ 11:00 a.m. PT

Info-Tech Director of Advisory Services in Security & Risk, James McCloskey will discuss the key risk and compliance considerations that organizations can no longer overlook when moving data assets both inside, and outside the firewall.  

As mobile technologies, cloud computing, and always-connected environments continue to enable fluid movement of data, organizations must consider solutions that meet both current and future needs.  James will share Info-Tech’s best practices on the requirements gathering, vendor evaluation/selection, and implementation/adoption of Managed File Transfer to help organizations cost effectively achieve compliance and meet security goals.

“Would you mail a letter to a friend with your SIN number, banking information, and PIN numbers all written on the outside?  No, of course not.  For many organizations, however, this scenario is taking place every day with sensitive company information and data assets in the form of unmanaged file transfers.  

Research conducted by Info-Tech Research Group, a research and advisory firm based in London, Ontario, Canada, unveils that there are still many organizations using unsecure, outdated methods such as FTP to move information across the enterprise.  As a protocol developed even before most of malware developers were even born, FTP lacks basic security features such as encryption, delivery tracking, and other seemingly basic security functions—it’s just a lot of text on the outside of an envelope being moved from point A to point B.  Info-Tech discusses how a much more robust, secure, traceable approach can help in its latest publication: Select and Implement the Right Managed File Transfer Solution for the Organization.


James McCloskey, Director, Advisory Services, Security and Risk, Info-Tech Research Group

Paul Castiglione, Managed File Transfer Education Lead, Ipswitch, Inc.

Jenna Schroeder, Senior Consulting Analyst, Applications, Info-Tech Research Group

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