4 Ways IT must Change to Protect your Business

By E.K. Koh, VP of Solutions at NextLabs It’s not your perimeter. It’s not your applications. In an age where there is no perimeter, where data moves from application to application, from servers to desktops to tablets and smart phones that the company does not even own, managing security at the perimeter or application is … More 4 Ways IT must Change to Protect your Business

Data Security in the Cloud – beyond Encryption

by Sudhindra Kumar, Principal Software Engineer at NextLabs Kentucky recently joined 46 other states in the U.S. that enacted a data breach notification law.  California is the vanguard – enacting the first such law in 2002.  And now, the high profile data breaches of retailers Target and Neiman Marcus are serving as stimulants for revisions to and … More Data Security in the Cloud – beyond Encryption

DFARS Subpart 204.73 – SAFEGUARDING UNCLASSIFIED CONTROLLED TECHNICAL INFORMATION

By Dennis Andrie, On November 18, 2013, The Defense Acquisition Regulatory Council (DARC) issued its final ruling for Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DFARS) Subpart 204.73 and associated contract clause 252.204-7012, Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information.The new subpart presents a high level guide to actions that need to be undertaken by companies that contract or … More DFARS Subpart 204.73 – SAFEGUARDING UNCLASSIFIED CONTROLLED TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Can we turn off Snowden’s access after the fact?

By E.K. Koh In my last blog, Would data-level controls have stopped Snowden, I highlighted the importance to separate system rights from data rights. But what if Snowden was using a login credential that in fact grants him rights to sensitive data? Accounts vary, but in the blog What the Snowden affair taught us , … More Can we turn off Snowden’s access after the fact?

A “Cheat Sheet” on the Obama Export Control Reforms

By Gary Stanley. The initial Obama export control reforms became effective on Oct 15th.  Although these reforms promise less licensing, they come at the price of more complex controls and more extensive record keeping.  The new rules must be approached in a systematic manner.   Here’s a “cheat sheet” to help you take advantage of these … More A “Cheat Sheet” on the Obama Export Control Reforms

Export Control in the News: AeroFlex’s ITAR Settlement and Standards for Export Compliance

The latest A&D news: Aeroflex’s $8 million dollar settlement with the U.S. Department of State for violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The State Department reported it conducted an “extensive compliance review” and discovered “inadequate corporate oversight and a systemic and corporate-wide failure” which resulted … More Export Control in the News: AeroFlex’s ITAR Settlement and Standards for Export Compliance