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People, Process Technology — Part 1

by Futurex on July 15th, 2015

Futurex’s Solutions Architects have years of experience and a wealth of knowledge regarding the intricacies of data security best practices and regulatory measures. Solutions Architects have earned their experience through successfully implementing data security solutions—including custom, enterprise-class solutions—as well as acquiring industry certifications. Solutions Architects working with clients in the financial industry must achieve the Certified TR-39 Auditor (CTGA) designation. Further, our Solutions Architects and engineering team have all earned bachelor’s degrees or higher in computer science, engineering, network security, information technology, and other related fields.

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Certificate Revocation Lists: A Basic Overview

by Amanda King on July 6th, 2015

Certificates are used daily in the world of information security for transactions that vary from checking e-mail to validating electronic payments to transmitting healthcare records. When properly used, they are an effective way to verify credentials. And just as the process of issuing certificates must be tracked using an auditable method, the same is true for certificates that need to be revoked. For this, Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs) are used.

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Futurex Named a National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion

by Alex Eakins on July 1st, 2015

We, at Futurex, arm organizations and individuals with industry-leading hardware security modules (HSMs), among other solutions, to secure sensitive data. Beyond selling state-of-the-art security products, we also provide on-site services and publish whitepapers, case studies, and a blog—all of which contribute to the global body of data and cyber security literature. Becoming an NCSAM Champion was just a natural step forward.

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Audit Preparation: Four Top Mistakes to Avoid

by Nicholas Van Duyn on June 30th, 2015

As a Futurex Solutions Architect, I’ve traveled around the globe performing on-site assessments for organizations preparing for compliance audits. While the environments and processes may be completely different depending on industry, purpose, and implementation, there are several key issues that often crop up at each assessment that could likely result in audit findings. My role is to identify those issues and teach these organizations how to fix them as well as avoid repeating the mistakes in the future. For any business attempting to maintain a compliant and secure environment, here are, in my opinion, the top four pitfalls that can keep you from passing an audit:

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