Data Security

Technology Stack: Plant, Water, Prune

We just completed a painstaking process of assisting a multitude of clients update their communications software to a version that supports TLS 1.2, due to an impending deadline.  We were hit smack in the face by the reality that most companies don’t continue to invest in IT as a core…
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EDI Application Upgrade: A Little Planning Goes a Long Way

Photo appears courtesy of brownpau. How many times have you scheduled to do an EDI application upgrade only to find out you have not met all of the requirements the day of the upgrade or that users were not informed that the system would be unavailable during upgrade time? The…
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What is HIPAA? Complying and Reducing the Burden

Reprinted with permission from Liaison Technologies.  Written by Hmong Vang, Chief Trust Officer for Liaison Technologies. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was an amendment to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.  And while it was enacted primarily to ensure portability and continuity of health insurance coverage and improving the exchange…
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SHA-1 vs. SHA-2 Digital Certificates – What’s All the Fuss About?

Photo appears courtesy of F Delventhal. Many of you probably know about the new requirements coming regarding SHA2 digital certificates.  Before we discuss that, let’s first look at SHA-1.  What is SHA-1?  According to Wikipedia, in cryptography, SHA-1 (Secure Hash Algorithm 1) is a cryptographic hash function designed by the United States National Security…
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Logs Killed MySQL

Picture appears courtesy of John Mueller. This guest blog was written by Nathan Camp of LogicMonitor. Death by “Doh!Nuts!” is when a seemingly harmless, completely obvious, and avoidable issue goes unnoticed, swarms, and then crushes your software applications and the servers on which they reside. When you figure out why the…
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Five Key Questions to Ask Your EDI Software Vendor

Photo appears courtesy of Susan.  Shopping for data integration solutions is a long, sometimes overwhelming process.  Before you start looking at demos and getting proposals, it’s important to sit down and decide what you need for your most basic integration requirements as well as your future requirements.  In other words, the…
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My Cyber Monday Woes

Photo appears courtesy of Liz West.  Guest blogging for the Aurora EDI Alliance is Nathan Camp of Liaison Technologies.  I was intent on making this last holiday season a time of reflection and peace. I would not succumb to witty advertising campaigns inducing me to spend money on needless gifts. But then those brilliant…
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