The DataMotion August Hot List

The DataMotion August Hot List

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Greetings, readers, and welcome to the DataMotion Hot List, where we recap the month’s news, updates, and content. This month, we delivered the final installment of the Danger for Data Series, shared 14 points of consideration when vetting an API company, introduced our new Developer Advocate, explored the rise of ransomware as a service (also explaining why your third-party vendors could be putting you at risk) and published takeaways from the 2021 HIMSS conference in Las Vegas.

In other news, you spoke, and we listened—you now have the ability to purchase our secure message delivery API directly via the DataMotion website! This new feature includes a $25 credit automatically deposited to your account for use towards our secure message delivery API. Read more about this new feature and how you can benefit.

And finally, before we begin this month’s Hot List, we are pleased to announce the Postman Tips and Tricks series! DataMotion Developer Advocate Heather Post is sharing some of her tips for using Postman, with a new tip published every Tuesday on DataMotion’s LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter pages. Please feel free to like, share, and comment with your own Postman tips and questions! (You can also read more about Heather and her role in her August interview, and follow her on Twitter.)

The DataMotion Blog: What You Missed in August

Danger for Data, Part Three: Remedies for Risk In the third and final installment of our Danger for Data series, DataMotion CEO Bob Janacek explores actionable risk mitigation steps for an enterprise’s IT and business sides. In case you missed them, check out parts one and two of this series:

Choosing an API Company: 14 Points for Due Diligence There is a lot to consider when vetting an API company. In this blog entry, DataMotion Director of Operations Alex Mushkin shares 14 points to include in your due diligence checklist.

The Rise of Ransomware as a Service In the first part of the Rise of Ransomware as a Service series, Heather Post explores this new industry, its players, and why it poses a threat to your enterprise.

Rise of RaaS: Consolidating the Vendor Risk Factor In the second part of this series, Heather Post continues her deep dive into the emergence of RaaS, this time exploring recent ransomware attacks, why your third-party vendor might be a security liability, and risk mitigation.

HIMSS 2021 Takeaways: Healthcare, Cybersecurity and Interoperability While we did not host a booth this year, Team DataMotion still made its way to sunny Las Vegas to attend the annual HIMSS conference. Doug Rubino, Business Development Director, Healthcare, sat down for an interview to discuss his event takeaways. (In case you missed it, be sure to also check out Doug’s summary and takeaways of June’s 2021 DirectTrust Summit.)

Reads from ‘Round the Web

This month, Forbes called out five cybersecurity myths, VentureBeat explained why cybersecurity should be a priority, and TechRepublic reported on a White House meeting where tech companies pledge to toughen U.S. cybersecurity:

From TechRepublic: Tech companies pledge to help toughen US cybersecurity in White House meeting

From VentureBeat: Clear and present danger: Why business leaders must prioritize cybersecurity

From Forbes: Five Cybersecurity Myths That Need To Go

That is about it for this month. Like many of you in the U.S., the DataMotion Blog will take a holiday next week to observe Labor Day, but we’ll be back the following week with the third installment of the Rise of Ransomware as a Service series. Before you take off for the long weekend, be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter for industry insights, thought leadership, and best practices delivered to your inbox. And if you need a little addition to your weekend reading, stop by July’s Hot List.

To our U.S. readers, we wish you a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!