DataMotion Blog

November 21, 2017

Alper Kizar

FTP: Simplified and Secure

Exchanging sensitive information continues to present organizations with security, infrastructure and productivity challenges.  Email encryption has seen widespread adoption to securely deliver messages and attachments.  But an easy way to securely exchange files generated by systems or users, while also meeting compliance regulations, remains elusive. Many organizations turn to the decades-old approach to file exchange,… Read More »

November 17, 2017

Christian Grunkemeyer

Are Your Real Estate Transactions Being Digitally Stalked?

Daniel Mennenoh, President of ALTA (American Land Title Association), recently testified before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on data security vulnerabilities in the title and real estate industry, saying, “One of my favorite responsibilities serving as ALTA president was traveling the country to meet with members of the association and hearing what was happening… Read More »

November 2, 2017

Hugh Gilenson

Email Encryption Budgeting: Year-End Checklist

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Like many of our partners and end-users, DataMotion is engaged in a detailed budgeting and planning exercise for the upcoming year. In this process, we’ve identified the most common sources of unbudgeted expense reported by our SecureMail users. Our finding is that some unbudgeted expense is unavoidable but a high percentage of it can be… Read More »

October 31, 2017

Monica Hutton

Fun Halloween Facts and Trivia

Given that today is Halloween, we thought it would be fun to share some facts and trivia about the holiday. Enjoy! 25% of all candy sold annually in the US is for Halloween It is believed Halloween originated from the ancient end-of-summer Celtic festival of Samhain. People celebrated the end of the harvest, and believed… Read More »

October 25, 2017

Bud Walder

Protect Against ‘Advanced Persistent Threats’

According to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) in the government, energy, and nuclear sectors has now been extended to water, aviation, construction, and critical manufacturing sectors. They broadcast the alert through the National Cyber Awareness System (https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas) with the subject of… Read More »

October 10, 2017

Christian Grunkemeyer

Easy like Sunday morning – or pie – or (gasp) email encryption

“Know it sounds funny, but I just can’t stand the pain…” it’s not just a catchy quote from Lionel Richie & The Commodores (or Mike Patton & Faith No More, if you’re a little younger). You may also be hearing this from your security and compliance team.  IT security tools are necessary, but not always… Read More »

September 28, 2017

Christian Grunkemeyer

Wanted: email security solutions that “just work”

It’s all happened to us. The vendor says their email security solutions are the easiest and that they’ll help you every step of the way. “Wait a minute… Why would they need to help us every step of the way? Does that mean it’s not easy?” They assure you that it’s easy. During the implementation,… Read More »

September 15, 2017

Christian Grunkemeyer

Free Email Encryption & Risk Assessments – What’s Reasonable?

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Risk.  What is reasonable when it comes to security and compliance for moving data and is free email encryption good enough? Last November 2016, NASCIO (National Association of State Chief Information Officers) published their “top ten” priorities for 2017.  Number one on the list? Security and risk management – apart of which is determining what… Read More »

August 21, 2017

Christian Grunkemeyer

When Sunshine Laws Conflict with Data Privacy Laws

It’s the exceptions that get you. Every time. The federal government, and every state in the US have some version of a sunshine laws, which generally require open meetings, and for government records, including electronic ones like email, to be publicly available. Sounds simple enough. Transparency in government is generally good. But sometimes there is… Read More »

July 26, 2017

Christian Grunkemeyer

Three good reasons to secure your digital communication workflows

Secure Digital Communications Workflows Reason #1: Secure digital communications workflows are required, whether by government or industry regulations. If you don’t comply you could end up paying large fines. You could lose the right to provide certain services or products. And your reputation could suffer from the public shaming regulators often impose on a company… Read More »

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