A Systematic Approach to Controlled Technical Data

By Dennis Andrie, Director of Professional Services at NextLabs NextLabs routinely advises customers whose businesses handle Controlled Technical Data (CTD) such as ITAR, EAR, and data controlled by non-US Jurisdictions, to take a proactive, systematic approach to managing CTD throughout its lifecycle. Many of these enterprises have been in business for a number of decades, … More A Systematic Approach to Controlled Technical Data

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 Segregation: Missing piece in securing Enterprise Content

By Soujanya Madhurapantula, Senior Product Manager at NextLabs I have had the same conversation with a lot of our customers… it keeps me awake at night. Here is how many customers have described it to me: We have millions of documents sitting in our enterprise application servers that we know are accessible to all our … More Data Segregation: Missing piece in securing Enterprise Content

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?

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

Managing Export Compliance with Trade Management IT Systems

By Soujanya Madhurapantula. Let’s start with what a trade management system is, what it does, and what are some of its shortcomings. What is a Trade Management System Export control can get pretty messy, especially when you consider how a typical company will be operating according to the rules of multiple jurisdictions at any given … More Managing Export Compliance with Trade Management IT Systems