File Sharing Security

File sharing security refers to the measures taken to protect files that users share between devices over a network or the internet.

Security risks include using services such as personal cloud storage or email accounts that lack proper access controls and sharing sensitive data such as PII, PHI, or IP without oversight.

File sharing can be a major source of malware infections, as it allows cybercriminals to distribute malicious software to many users quickly and easily.

File sharing security controls can include:

  • forced encryption
  • password protection
  • limiting file sharing to reputable file sharing services that have built-in security features such as antivirus scanning.
Additionally, security protocols such as HTTPS and SFTP can be used to secure the transfer of files between devices.

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