Saturday, December 28, 2019

Encrypted File Sharing Protects Your Business Against Ransomware Attacks

The FBI has reported ransomware is a growing cybersecurity concern among business owners. Cybercriminals are using a strain of malware to gain access to business networks and encrypting their data. Files and folders are locked down by the attackers who, in turn, demand a ransom from the victim to restore access to the data upon payment. For professionals trying to run a business, the fear of a ransomware attack and the devastating effects it can have on the business, are at the forefront of their minds. How will you ensure your business is safe from a ransomware attack?

Common Types of Cybersecurity Breaches:

Ransomware attacks usually happen when an employee unknowingly downloads malicious software. Encrypting ransomware will often come via an email attachment. Once the victim opens the download, malicious code is launched and allows the attacker to install a program on the employee's device. Once this happens, the employee is usually shown instructions for how to pay the ransom to get the decryption key. What's the solution? Encrypted file sharing can help protect a network from a ransomware attack.

Encrypted File Sharing and Ransomware:

Many businesses, especially those who deal with multiple client's personal data daily, understand the importance of encrypting sensitive files. Ransomware takes cyber attacks to another level. Ransomware could infiltrate a user's device just by visiting a web page, no matter if the victim agreed to download the software or not. Ransomware infiltrates a network and encrypts what is already encrypted or not. Today, end-to-end encrypted file sharing is still the safest way for businesses to share files online.  

How to Prevent Ransomware Attacks:

Practicing the best prevention methods is the easiest way to ensure your business is secure from the daunting cybercriminals flooding the internet. Education, encrypted file sharing, and maintaining backups will help keep your business and your employees safe.  

  • Always update software. Ransomware attackers exploit weaknesses found in software that hasn't been updated.
  • Education. Employees should be trained to be more aware of suspicious activity or emails coming from an unverified source. There must be a clear protocol on how to react if an employee receives a skeptical email. Companies should hold workshops on the best cybersecurity practices.
  • Always have a backup. If the victim does not have a backup of all the encrypted files, in most cases, they will be forced to pay the cyber attacker a ransom to get the encryption key.
  • Use a trusted file sharing service. Platforms like Trustwire make secure file sharing for businesses easy. Using end-to-end encryption, Trustwire helps prevent against ransomware attacks and other cybersecurity attacks.

To learn more about how Trustwire can be a useful tool against ransomware attacks and other cybercrimes.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Secure File Sharing with Clients - Why it's Critical For Your Business

Have you ever heard the phrase "your business is only as important as the content you share?" Well, the same can be said when it comes to protecting your client's sensitive information. If you don't have a reliable file sharing platform, your clients can trust, your businesses may be looked over, or taken less seriously. File sharing is nothing new, and the average internet user is probably familiar with the more popular file-sharing services like Dropbox. While common file-sharing services are excellent for the average person wanting to share photos of their kid's graduation or pictures from mom's birthday party, business owners need to step up their game.

What's Different about Business File Sharing?

If you're running a business, cybersecurity must be at the top of your priority list. Companies require added security, data must be readily backed up, and clients need to feel secure when they provide you with personal information. Cybersecurity breaches are at an all-time high. Anyone who works closely with their client's personal information, such as doctors, lawyers, journalists, and entrepreneurs, having a secure file sharing system is crucial to the success of the business. Clients must continually be reassured that their sensitive information is always safe.

Trustwire: What Makes Us Unique?

Use Trustwire to ensure your business is participating in the safest possible file sharing practices on the web. Trustwire uses end-to-end encryption with no built-in backdoors, making it the most reliable method when it comes to storing and sharing data. With Trustwire, your personal information will be kept private. Other file-sharing services like Dropbox and Google Drive hold the right to access your data at any time without warning. All files stored, accessed, and sent with Trustwire are not accessible by the platform. The Trustwire platform was created with convenience, easy accessibility, and user-friendliness in mind. Trustwire is simple to use and does not require previous tech knowledge. Plus, clients will not have to clog their memory systems with downloading an application or software to use Trustwire.  

Conduct Business Anywhere in the World

Trustwire is accessible from any computer, anywhere in the world. Are your employees going on a business trip? Has one of your staff members lost their laptops? With Trustwire, no matter where your device is, your information will remain secure. Use Trustwire's business-level SecureLink feature to receive files with the same level of encryption, regardless if the sender is a Trustwire user.

Share Files Securely with Clients

A business can't be successful without clients. Any business owner will say keeping their clients satisfied is usually the most significant problem they face daily. Trustwire will never sell personal information, access your data, create profiles, or send countless marketing emails to clients. Trustwire offers 24/7 customer support. Gain peace of mind knowing your data files are safely stored, shared securely, and fully protected against cyber attacks.  

Trustwire has unparalleled ease of use, meaning that your employees can quickly adjust to working with it. Furthermore, Trustwire is available on any device, anywhere in the world. Earn more about how your business can begin protecting its valuable intellectual property with Trustwire.

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