Various transport methods, such as email, instant messaging, FTP, and encryption have been implemented to share files/data between Companies. But many methods, suffer from security, manageability, and the ability to track/log the transfer of information. Increasing regulations and SAS70 audit guidelines are requiring that privacy and security of data be maintained. What data transfer method are you using and is it secure,manageable and auditable?
The types of data transfer continue to evolve and a variety of people with whom companies exchange data is also changing. For example, many companies outsource processes that they used to perform in-house. Furthermore, some even are processed overseas, especially in India. How much control do you have on your outsourced vendor? How do you know that their process to transfer data is secure and managed appropriately? SAS70ExPERT@gmail.com