Article on data security in the Financial Times

The following piece, written for FT Digital Business, is online on FT.com now and will be in the print edition on November 21st:

SECURITY: HIDDEN DANGERS OF FILE TRANSFER

By Stephen Pritchard

Published: November 20 2007 12:52 | Last updated: November 20 2007 12:52

Threats to a company’s information security do not always come from new technology. While CIOs and chief security officers might worry about the risks carried in iPhones or brought in through social networking sites, some experts warn that a far older tool is rendering businesses vulnerable to data loss and electronic intrusion.That tool is file transfer protocol, which companies have used since the advent of the mainframe. In some cases, the mainframe is still the principal home for FTP in large companies, because it remains one of the most practical ways to transfer files between large systems…

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About stephenpritchard
Freelance journalist specialising in business and technology, based in London (UK).

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