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Internal Controls

In file transfer, the term “internal controls” refers to both technology and manual (human-performed) procedures used to mitigate against risk.  Examples of typical internal technology include firewalls, secure file transfer software and standalone encryption packages.  Examples of manual internal control procedures include background checks, “multiple signer” document approval workflows and[..]

Internet Protocol Suite

The Internet Protocol Suite is a term used to describe the set of communication protocols, developed individually by the IT community, for sending data over computer networks such as the Internet. TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) and IP (Internet Protocol) were the first two protocols included in the Internet Protocol Suite[..]


IPv6 is the name of the networking protocol which is rapidly replacing the use of IPv4 in wake of widespread IPv4 exhaustion.  IPv6 is defined in 1998’s RFC 2460. IPv6 addresses are written in “colon notation” like “fe80:1343:4143:5642:6356:3452:5343:01a4” rather than the “dot notation” used by IPv4 addresses such as ”[..]

ISO 27001

ISO 27001 is an Information Security Management Standard (ISMS), published in October 2005 by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Essentially an updated version of the old BS7799-2 standard, it provides a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving a documented[..]