Safe Uploading and Downloading Business Files

Safe uploading and downloading business files

When sharing large quantities of data, it’s crucial that your file-sharing system can fend off any malicious attacks. Malware often takes the form of a malicious document with an unimportant extension, like.jpeg or.gif. This tactic allows hackers to bypass security measures and replace a legit file with one that looks identical however, it contains malicious code. It is a good idea to utilize a feature to confirm the content of uploaded files using their extension.

To accomplish this, you should set your upload system to look for the name of a particular file type and/or extension to determine whether it is compatible with a fake or harmful extension. This should be done along with a variety of other security measures. A defense-in-depth approach is essential to safeguard your service.

In addition to confirming file names and extensions, your uploader should also verify the contents of the files as they’re being uploaded. This will prevent fraudulent or fake documents from being uploaded and shared. This is particularly crucial for files that could contain personal information or copyrighted information.

For instance, Mitchell needs feedback from his business partners on the marketing campaign. He uploads the campaign’s materials to SimplePractice and then shares the documents with his business partners via a link. They can access the documents on their laptops, tablets, and phones. They can edit the document in real-time and monitor changes made synchronized.