Providing secure access to information for improved customer service while streamlining IT operations

By Tarun Mehta, NextLabs Solutions Team   “Securing customer data in property and casualty insurance, life & savings, and asset management products is tantamount to protecting a company’s ethos. After all, organizations in this industry gain brand loyalty by promising to give customers’ “peace of mind,” which now includes maintaining the privacy and security of … More Providing secure access to information for improved customer service while streamlining IT operations

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

Protecting Against Data Breach – what offers the best bang for your buck?

By E.K. Koh, VP of Solutions at NextLabs   There has been a lot of talk about how data breach is exponentially increasing. In a recent NIST cyber security framework, there is an entire segment on “Protecting” Data. To be effective against cyber-breach, we all agree that implementing all elements of the NIST framework is … More Protecting Against Data Breach – what offers the best bang for your buck?

SAP Field Level Security – Augmenting Roles with Attributes

By Ashwin Bhaskar, Senior Software Engineer at NextLabs   In the first part of the blog Series, we discussed the importance of ABAC (Attributes Based Access Control) as a way to augment traditional RBAC (Role Based Access Controls) for field level security. Let us now analyze how we can go about implementing field level security … More SAP Field Level Security – Augmenting Roles with Attributes

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

SAP Field Level Security – what are my options?

By Ashwin Bhaskar, Senior Software Engineer at NextLabs   Today’s ERP systems demand tight security controls at multiple levels of the application design. Most ERP systems, including SAP, are transactional in nature. Our customers have frequently asked us about extending security controls beyond transactions at a field level. For example, take a digital product catalog … More SAP Field Level Security – what are my options?

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