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Everything You Need to Know About Aerospace Industry Regulations and Cybersecurity

The aerospace industry is a big business — and it’s only going to get bigger in the coming years. In 2020, the global aerospace industry reached $298 billion. That figure is expected to grow to $430.9 billion by 2025 (an expected 45% increase in 5 years). The size of the industry and it’s expected growth is even more impressive when you consider the many aerospace industry regulations that companies must adhere to. The challenge with operating in aerospace is that almost everything designed, built or created has defense-related implications. Indeed, trade organizations (like the Aerospace Industries Association) and the U.S. government have established stringent regulations and security frameworks to prevent the aerospace industry’s products and data from falling into the wrong hands. These regulations can be burdensome for aerospace companies. But they can also represent an opportunity for aerospace companies to put into place the right tools and technologies for making compliance easier and more automated. Here’s a look at the most relevant aerospace and defense industry regulations — the AIA’s NAS9933, NIST SP 800-171, ITAR and EAR — plus a rundown of how aerospace companies can benefit from compliance.

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What is SOC 2? Why it’s Important to Your Organization

In the modern age, cybersecurity has become a serious priority for organizations operating in both the public and private sectors. Government entities prioritize cybersecurity to prevent foreign actors and third parties from accessing state secrets. Corporations and other businesses prioritize cybersecurity to prevent ransomware, the loss of proprietary information and trade secrets, and generally to secure any information and files they store and share. What is SOC 2 and where does it fit within the emerging cybersecurity universe that’s growing more important with each passing year? SOC, an acronym for “System and Organization Controls,” is a cybersecurity risk management reporting framework that includes different levels for different types of organizations — SOC 2 is the second level of the framework designed for service providers. The SOC framework and SOC 2 requirements for service providers have become a universally accepted standard for securing information, data and files. At FTP Today, we are SOC 2 certified with the GOVFTP Cloud in scope. This is one of the best ways to ensure we’re securing our users’ data and files while minimizing the risk of outside threats. See below for more details on the SOC framework, on SOC 2 compliance, plus what it means for your organization.

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Get the answers to your secure file sharing questions!

Are you trying to select a new file sharing solution, but you have a few questions first? Explore these common questions about file sharing solutions and find out their answers.

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NIST 101: Everything You Need to Know About the NIST Framework

Even if you’ve only dabbled in cybersecurity, you’ve likely heard the acronym NIST — which stands for National Institute of Standards and Technology. Behind that simple acronym are huge implications for organizations that experience cybersecurity threats or that regularly handle sensitive files and information. The NIST framework for cybersecurity can help keep your organization safe from breaches, and it can also help you achieve compliance so that you can work with other organizations and government agencies that are concerned about cybersecurity. To help you better understand the NIST framework for cybersecurity, here are in-depth details about NIST and specific publications relevant to cybersecurity and the protection of sensitive files and information.

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Data Encryption Best Practices

File transfer protocol (FTP) as it was first conceived included no encryption. In the earliest days of FTP, senders and recipients of files logged in with usernames and passwords in plain text, and files were passed from one party to another without encryption. That’s not the case with modern FTP providers. They apply modern data encryption best practices to FTP transactions so that file transfers are conducted with the utmost security. What data encryption best practices should you be following? Here’s a look at different types of encryption, encryption needed for secure file transfers, plus details on how FTP Today handles encryption for its clients.

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CMMC 2.0: How the DoD’s Cybersecurity Certification is Changing

The body that oversees Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (better known as CMMC) has just announced version 2.0 of its standards. This updated version of CMMC is significant for organizations that are part of the defense industrial base — organizations numbering 300,000-plus that comprise the supply chain for defense-related projects in the United States. See below for more details on CMMC 2.0, plus what those changes mean for organizations that work on projects with the U.S. Department of Defense.

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ITAR Compliance Tips for 2021 and Beyond

The United States is likely to spend more than $700 billion on national defense in 2022. A big portion of that budget will be spent on contracts with third-party businesses — contractors who provide products, materials and services to the U.S. military. But, if you want to work with the U.S. military, you need to understand ITAR compliance and how it empowers you to secure a contract. If your business would like to work with the U.S. military, or continue to work with the U.S. military, here’s a look at everything you need to know about ITAR — and ITAR compliance requirements.

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FTP Today Partnership with Carahsoft for GOVFTP Cloud

In a press release last year, Carahsoft announced FTP Today has joined the Carahsoft Cloud Purchasing Program (CPP). The program is for government contractors who rely on CarahPoints to purchase the software and tools necessary to run their business. Continue reading to find out what this could mean for you!

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Drive Mapping: Everything You Need to Know

On more than one occasion, our clients have asked if it’s possible to map files directly to a computer drive from the FTP Today application, whether that be The FTP Cloud or the GOVFTP Cloud. The process of this is called ‘drive mapping’ throughout the industry, and it is simple to accomplish. Today, we’re going to walk you through how drive mapping works, options for drive mapping, and finally, how to do so with FTP Today. 

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What is an API (Application Programmable Interface)? The Basics & Benefits

Recently, FTP Today launched a new feature as part of our platform called an Application Programming Interface, otherwise known as an API. Don’t be intimidated by the name! An API is useful for many things, and if your organization has access, it’s something you should take advantage of. This blog is meant to give an overview of what an API is and how it works.

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Single Sign-On (SSO) Explained: What is SSO, How it Works, Why it Improves Security & More

In recent years, FTP Today has received many questions from our customer base regarding Single Sign-On, otherwise known as SSO. This blog is meant to educate the reader on definitions and use cases as the technology has become widely adopted across organizations of all sizes for administration and security purposes.

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