In the most release of Circuits, Pierre Grosdidier and Cassidy Daniels share a thorough article on the Federal Trade Commissions guidelines. Their research and reference to supporting materials sheds light on the FTC guidelines. Just a small sampling of suggestions the FTC’s guidelines offer:
- Do not collect unneeded information.
- Restrict access to data.
- Require secure passwords. “Qwerty” and “121212” are no better than having no password at all.
- Suspend or disable users after a certain number of unsuccessful login attempts.
- Store and transmit sensitive information securely. Train personnel and use accepted encryption methods—no need to reinvent the wheel.
- Segment networks and monitor who is trying to get in and out.
- Secure remote network access.
Read the article by Pierre and Cassidy in its entirety here.
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Announced: Friday, 11/9/12 10:00 a.m. cst
Along with Mandatory e-Filing on the Horizon, there is going to be a new e-Filing system. Announced today, Tyler Technologies (d/b/a “TexFile”) will take the place of NIC which operated e-filing in conjunction with multiple Electronic Filing Service Providers (EFSP’s), such as Prodoc and CaseFileExpress. There are anticipated to be EFSP’s as well in the new system.