II.C.13(b)     Electronic Transmission of Information

Electronic transmission of information can include e-mail, file transfer protocol (FTP), secure FTP (sFTP), secure shell, dedicated line, short message service/texting, and transmission via the Internet. Management should determine the type of transmission method, sensitivity of the information to be transmitted, and types of safeguards available to protect information. Management should implement appropriate controls or, if they are not available, restrict the type of information that can be transmitted. When transmitting sensitive information over a public network, information should be encrypted to protect it from interception or eavesdropping. Techniques include secure e-mail protocols, sFTP, and secure sockets layer (SSL) certificates.


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