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Email server security

Discussion in 'Networks' started by sheepluv, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. sheepluv

    sheepluv Byte Poster

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    Hi all

    Anyone aware of what BIL1 (protect) compliance is?

    I am in discussion with some other tech folks in a different organisation who refuse to use my mail server to send things too, but I maybe able to if it covers the above security certification.

    thanks
     
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  2. zebulebu

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    Never heard of it. Sure that acronym is correct? Besides - why would anyone refuse to send mail TO you?
     
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  3. jk2447

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    Not heard of it either but I would imagine what they are talking about is some kind of assurance you will protect their mails from threats and prying eyes, keep your mail server secure etc etc. BIL 1 might be an internal standard they have created...... :S
     
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  4. Shinigami

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    Never heard of this either. The acronym doesn't ring any bells.
     
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  5. sheepluv

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    I am an educational establishment and they are the Local education authority.

    They do the payroll payslips, and are now making them Email only.

    I have my own internal email server with staff on but they are trying to get all staff to setup with their email and that is the reason behind it. Just another excuse for the school management to start using them for things instead of me, or considering them a 'secure' solution and undermining me if you know what i mean.
     
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  6. zebulebu

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    So - let me get this straight... they run your payroll, and think that a safe and secure way to do this is... wait for it... via EMAIL?

    Just glanced at my watch and you know what time it is? Ten past time for you to get a new payroll company.
     
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  7. Phoenix
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    Hmm my payroll is all online now via a 3rd party website
    I trust it a bit more than i would my own IT monkeys to keep it tight, and it gives us someone to sue if it isnt up to scratch
    it handles most of our HR systems, seems to work well for us
    it doesn't undermine anything, and making decisions for infrastructure and stuff based on trying to keep your job alive is a quick way to not have one :)
     
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  8. sheepluv

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    When I say undermine I am not trying to protect my job or anything like that. It just causes confusion for end-users ie. The management team.

    It doesnt make any difference to me at the end of the day, but there has been no debates about this and the BIL1 stuff seemed to be their argument. Its their arrogant attitude towards me (the LEA) that sucks!
     
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  9. Bluerinse
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    Maybe they are using email encryption :rolleyes:
     
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  10. sheepluv

    sheepluv Byte Poster

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    You could argue that an email is unencrypted in transport (although my MTA does do TLS if available). However you cant really argue that because my server is on their perimeter network anyway so it doesnt go outside.
    Also surely sending pay packets by royal-mail isnt exactly secure! :blink
    No its more the case of `ours is the best way` which is not something new with them :rolleyes:

    Found out more about this BIL stuff but im still not convinced, however I dont really care about it, it saves me the hassle.

    Its more of a problem of where I work :(

    Thanks for the input :)
     
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