Secure uploading and downloading of business files
When sharing large amounts of data it’s vital that your file-sharing system is able to withstand malicious attacks. Malware is often disguised as a benign file with a harmless extension like.jpeg,.gif or.bmp. This method allows attackers to bypass security barriers and replace legitimate files with one that appears identical in appearance, but conceals malicious code inside. One way to guard against these kinds of “undercover attacks” is to have an application that can verify the contents of uploaded files based on their extensions.
You can set up your upload system so that it checks the name of the file type and/or extensions to determine if they match a known dangerous extension. This should be done along with other security measures. A defense-in depth approach is vital to protect your business.
For instance In addition to checking for file names and extensions It is also recommended that your upload server checks the contents of the files being uploaded in order to prevent fraudulent or fake documents from being uploaded and shared with other users. This is especially important for sensitive files which could contain copyrighted information or personal data.
For instance, Mitchell needs feedback from his business partners regarding an advertising campaign. Mitchell uploads the campaign’s documents to SimplePractice and shares a link to his business partners. They can access documents on their laptops, tablets, and phones. They can edit the document in real time and view changes that are in synchronization.